Freddie Freeman put the Braves on the board first in this sixth with an RBI single. Freeman was 3-for-4 on the night raising his average to .333 for the season.
Ender Inciarte is thriving in the ninth spot of the order and gave the Braves some insurance in the seventh with his first home run of the season.
In 5 career starts vs. the Mets, Sean Newcomb owns a 2.12 ERA with 35 strikeouts.— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) May 3, 2018
7⃣ scoreless frames put Atlanta into first place tonight. pic.twitter.com/aa33dnwDMo
Newcomb was the story in this one. He continues to improve and was dominant allowing just two hits over seven innings while striking out eight and walking just one.
Johan Camargo replaced Dansby Swanson late and helped Atlanta blow the game open with a two run homer in the eighth.
Ryan Flaherty made it back-to-back jacks as he followed Camargo with a solo shot that cleared the 408 ft sign in center field.
Post game interviews
"Us winning games is not a surprise to anybody in this clubhouse."@Braves star Freddie Freeman after his squad improves to 18-11 to move past the Mets in the standings.#Braves | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/a2TwBMVe7M— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) May 3, 2018