Max Fried struck out five and Travis d’Arnaud shined on the plate against his former team as the Braves took down the Mets in a 5-2 road victory.
Fried finished the night with 4 hits, 2 earned runs, and a walk while striking out six. After this outing, Mad Max now sits with a 3.00 ERA with the Atlanta Braves.
Travis d’Arnaud, a former Met, was the MVP of the ballgame, going 3-4 at the plate while picking up three RBI to lead the Braves offensively. Austin Riley had a big night at the plate as well, going 2-4 with a solo home run.
After Starling Marte scored off of a wild pitch from Max Fried in the second inning, Mark Canha unloaded on a third-inning blast to left field to put the Mets up 2-0.
Luckily, Austin Riley was able to provide a run with a 418-foot shot of his own to give the Braves a run.
The Braves were able to pick up two runs in the sixth, with a Travis d’Arnaud double scoring Marcell Ozuna and an Adam Duvall sacrifice fly scoring Ozzie Albies.
When everyone watching thought Ronald Acuña Jr. hit his first home run since his return, Brandon Nimmo robbed all hope of that reality… and the home run.
Tyler Matzek came in relief of Max Fried in the seventh inning, loading the bases and accumulating two outs before being pulled.
After Colin McHugh replaced Matzek and put away Mark Canha with the bases loaded and two outs to preserve the Braves’ lead, Matzek was the first to high-five him as he came into the dugout.
Travis d’Arnaud continued his great night at the plate with a two-RBI double to score Matt Olson and Ozzie Albies in the top of the eighth.
Kenley Jansen picked up the save to close out the game after striking out
The Atlanta Braves will look to clinch a series win tomorrow night as Charlie Morton is scheduled to take the mound against Carlos Carrasco.