The Atlanta Braves dropped the first of five games against the first-place New York Mets on Thursday night, 6-4. Kyle Wright got the start, and the Mets were able to tack on a run early in the first inning. Wright finished his night with six innings tossed, six runs, four strikeouts, and two walks. He surrendered four home runs.
After a slow start, the Braves offense finally came alive in the fifth, racking up three runs on a Michael Harris RBI and a two-run bomb from Ronald Acuña Jr.
Unfortunately, a three-run fifth and an attempt to rally in the seventh weren’t enough to overcome the deficit. The series continues today with Ian Anderson on the hill. First pitch is set for 7:10 ET.
Ozzie Albies played catch on Wednesday and will begin accelerating his baseball activities in the coming weeks. There is still no target date for his return.
Reliever Raisel Iglesias joins the Braves in New York after being added to the active roster. The club outrighted INF Robinson Canó, who elected free agency.
A closer look at the Braves-Mets pitching matchups for the remainder of the series in Battery Power TV.
DH Connor Blair had a seven-RBI night for the Augusta Greenjackets. More in the minor league recap.