The New York Mets were defeated by the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night. The game took place at Citi Field and the final score was 3-1 in 12 innings. Jacob deGrom started for the Mets and he pitched very well, the bullpen was a mixture of good and bad. Jay Bruce had three of the teams five hits.
deGrom pitched six innings giving up two hits and no runs. He walked one and struck out six, Hansel Robles pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk, Jerry Blevins pitched to two batters and struck out one and Fernando Salas pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout. Addison Reed pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Josh Edgin pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Rafael Montero lost his first game of the season pitching 1 2/3 innings and giving up three hits and two runs. He walked three and struck out one. Josh Smoker pitched to one batter and struck him out.
Bartolo Colon started for the Braves and pitched six innings giving up two hits and a run. He walked one and struck out six. Ian Krol pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Arodys Vizcaino pitched an inning giving up a hit and Jose Ramirez pitched two innings giving up a hit and two walks with a couple of strikeouts. Jim Johnson pitched two innings giving up a hit and he struck out three. Johnson picked up his first win of the season.
Asdrubal Cabrera drew a walk, Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and drew a walk and Bruce had three hits and an RBI. Lucas Duda drew a walk, Travis d’Arnaud had a hit and Bruce hit a double and a homerun. The Mets were 0-2 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Reyes committed an error.
Ender Inciarte drew a walk, Dansby Swanson had a hit and Freddie Freeman drew a walk. Matt Kemp had three hits and two RBI with a walk, Nick Markakis had a hit and drew a walk and Brandon Phillips had a hit and drew a walk. Adonis Garcia had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Kurt Suzuki had a hit and Kemp hit three doubles and Garcia hit a double. Markakis hit a triple and the Braves were 2-11 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.
In the fifth Bruce hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the seventh Garcia hit an RBI double to tie the game at one. In the 12th inning Kemp hit a two-run double giving the Braves a 3-1 lead and that would be the final score.
The two teams will play the rubber game on Thursday night. Matt Harvey will make his first start of the season.