Acuna Jr. exits early after HBP, Braves fall to Mets 5-3 to split doubleheader

Miami Marlins v Atlanta Braves
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Ronald Acuna Jr. had to leave the second half of the Atlanta Braves' game against the Mets and despite some attempted heroics from Eddie Rosario, the Mets were able to win Monday afternoon/evening by the score of 5-3.

Things did not start off well for the Braves as Ronald Acuna Jr. was hit by a pitch in his shoulder in the first inning and had to leave the game as he was in a considerable amount of pain afterwards. The timing of the pitch from Tylor Megill certainly seemed suspect as Ronnie is on a hot streak and the Mets were trying to avoid being swept, but the situation didn't really make a ton of sense (it was an 0-2 count) so this was probably just an unfortunate accident.

The Mets would get on the board first off of Charlie Morton in the bottom of the second inning. After a single with one out from Jeff McNeil, Dan Vogelbach lined a double to center and the Mets found themselves with a 1-0.

The game settled into a pitcher's duel for a while after that with both Morton and Megill putting up zeroes into the middle innings. The Mets would add on another run in the bottom of the fifth on a RBI single from Starling Marte, but the Mets lead would be short lived.

The Braves finally started to get to Tylor Megill in the top of the sixth. After a double from Chadwick Tromp and a pair of walks, Eddie Rosario came to the plate and cleared the bases with a double. Sean Murphy was originally called out at home, but the Braves won the replay challenge on that one and just like was a 3-2 Braves lead.

That is....until the bottom of the sixth inning. Charlie Morton walked a pair of guys and got the hook in favor of Michael Tonkin. Tonkin was able to get the second out of the inning, but a two-run double from Francisco Alvarez gave the Mets the lead again and we were sad.

The Mets would get another run in the bottom of the eighth courtesy of a solo home run from Jeff McNeil things were looking grim. Ozzie Albies would give the Braves some life with a leadoff double in the top of the ninth, but the rest of the Braves