Game Recap: Braves Sweep Double Header Against Mets on Saturday

The Atlanta Braves have won their third consecutive game and took the four-game weekend series from the New York Mets with a 4-0 win on Saturday night. Atlanta will look for a sweep on Sunday night on ESPN.
Atlanta Braves v New York Mets - Game Two
Atlanta Braves v New York Mets - Game Two / Rich Schultz/GettyImages
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The Atlanta Braves had outscored the Mets 28 to 3 in the first two games of the series including an absolute rout in the first leg of a double header on Saturday.

Spencer Strider took the mound to try and follow Allan Winans' brilliant start for the Braves while Jose Quintana looked for different fortunes for his club.

Game Summary

Contrary to game one of the double header, game two looked like a pitcher's dual early on. Jose Quintana was perfect through the first three innings of the night.

Spencer Strider had more traffic on the base paths in the first three frames but conistently made quality pitches to hold the Mets scoreless.

The first run of the game finally came across to score in the top of the 5th inning. Kevin Pillar singled with 2 outs and scored Marcell Ozuna from thrid to make it 1-0. This was the only run allowed by Quintana in his 6 innings pitched.

There was not much happening offensively for the Mets until the 7th inning. With Spencer Strider's pitch count rising late in the game, the stress level of each pitch increased.

After surrendering a leadoff single, Spencer Strider got two consecutive fly outs to Acuna in right field followed by a strikeout. Like Allan Winans in game one, Strider got through 7 innings without allowing a run.

In the top of the 8th, Ozzie Albies was hit by a pitch leading off the inning. Austin Riley smoked a groundball that got through the infield and was over ran by center fielder Tim Locastro allowing Albies to score all the way from first.

Atlanta was set up for a big inning with runners on first and second, nobody out and Travis d'Arnaud at the plate. d'Arnaud popped out but Marcell Ozuna picked him up with a 2-run double pushing the Braves lead to 4-0 and running Mets reliever Drew Smith from the game.

A.J. Minter was the first man out of the Atlanta pen in the 8th inning. He stranded runners on second and third to keep the shut out in tact heading into the final frame.

The Braves waited until the 9th inning to do it but they couldn't let a full game go by without hitting a homerun. Ozzie Albies hit a monster two run homerun in the top of the inning, giving Atlanta a 6-0 advantage.

Even though it was not a save situation, Brian Snitker called on closer Raisel Iglesias to shut the door. He did just that pitching a scoreless inning and perserving a 6-0 lead.

The Braves pitching was sensational and the offense was just as good. Atlanta blanked the Mets for the second time this weekend and look to go for a sweep on Sunday.

Pitchers of Record

W: ATL- Spencer Strider (7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 6 K's)

L: NYM- Jose Quintana (6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K's)

Braves Bullpen

A.J. Minter (1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K)

Raisel Iglesias (1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K's)

Homeruns

Ozzie Albies (28)

Next Game

8/13/2023 @NYM 7:00 p.m. ET