Teheran’s day got off to a rocky start when he walked leadoff man Nori Aoki who scored on a triple by Jose Reyes to put the Mets in front 1-0. Teheran then walked Brandon Nimmo to put runners at the corners before striking out Kevin Plawecki thanks to a generous third strike call by home plate umpire C.B. Bucknor.
Teheran followed with his third free pass of the inning to Dominic Smith to load the bases. Ahmed Rosario grounded into a fielder’s choice which scored Reyes to make it 2-0. Teheran escaped further damage when he got Juan Lagares to fly out to Nick Markakis to end the inning.
He would settle down from there allowing just two more hits and one more walk over the next five innings. Teheran exited after six allowing three hits and two runs to go along with seven strikeouts.
Mets starter Robert Gsellman was lights out for most of the afternoon until his defense let him down in the seventh. Markakis flew out to start the inning before Johan Camargo and Dansby Swanson reached on back-to-back errors by Rosario at short to put runners at the corners with just one out.
Camargo scored on a ground out by Jace Peterson but Kurt Suzuki popped out to end the inning.
Gsellman was dominant allowing just three hits and that one unearned run over seven innings of work. He struck out three and walked none.
Ozzie Albies drew a two-out walk in the eighth against Mets reliever Jerry Blevins but couldn’t score as Freddie Freeman grounded out to retire the side.
The Mets blew the game open in the ninth tacking on three insurance runs against Braves reliever Jose Ramirez. A.J. Minter worked a scoreless eighth and struck out Smith to start the ninth before giving way to Ramirez.
Rosario got things started with an infield single and a stolen base to get into scoring position. Ramirez struck out Lagares but then allowed a double to Phillip Evans that scored Rosario to make it 3-1. Asdrubal Cabrera followed with a pinch hit home run to center to increase the lead to 5-1.
Aoki followed with another infield single and moved up to second on a walk by Reyes which ended Ramirez’s afternoon. Ramirez exited after allowing four hits and three runs in just a 1/3 of an inning. Rex Brothers came on and struck out Nimmo for the third out.
A.J. Ramos allowed a single to Camargo and a walk to Matt Adams in the ninth but got Suzuki to ground out to end the game.
Atlanta drops two of three to the Mets in the series. They will enjoy their final off day of the 2017 season on Monday before opening up a three-game set against Washington on Tuesday.