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Braves can’t solve Jacob deGrom

The Braves just couldn’t get anything started against the Mets ace.

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

The Braves and Mets both went quietly in the first but the Mets picked in up in the second against R.A. Dickey. Top prospect Dominic Smith led off the inning with a single and then Travis d’Arnaud (Brother of Braves legend Chase d’Arnaud) followed with another single. Then, after a popup, Juan Lagares continued the singles spree which brought the first run in to score. That brought up Gavin Cecchini who, you guessed it, singled to right field to score d’Arnaud. Then mercifully Lagares was caught in a run down and Jacob deGrom popped out to end the inning.

The Braves couldn’t answer in the bottom of the second so the Mets continued to add on to their lead in the top of the third when Nori Aoki led off the inning with a double. After the double Brandon Nimmo hit one of his own scoring Aoki and bringing the Mets lead to 3-0. The drubbing would continue as Asdrubal Cabrera hit another double this time scoring Nimmo making the game 4-0 before Amed Rosario hit into a double play to end the inning.

After another 1,2,3 inning from deGrom the Mets continued to pound R.A. Dickey. A leadoff walk to Lagares came home to roost on a Cecchini double making the score 5-0.

The Braves had a really rough game against deGrom, per usual, but finally broke through in the bottom of the 6th when Freddie Freeman scorched a homer to center brining the Braves within 4 at 5-1.

Of course the Mets responded against Lucas Sims who entered the game to another Aoki double, then after a Nimmo walk, Dominic Smith doubled to score Aoki and Nimmo but Smith was thrown out at third by Ender Inciarte to end the threat of more runs at 7-1.

The Braves added two more runs in the bottom of the ninth on a RBI single from Lane Adams to make the final score 7-3.

Freddie Freeman as usual was one of the few bright spots in this game against the Mets as he went 2-4 with the lone Braves RBI.

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