Tuesday, July 27, 2021

New York Mets are shutout by the Atlanta Braves in Game One of doubleheader


The New York Mets were defeated by the Atlanta Braves on Monday evening.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 2-0 in seven innings as it was game one of a double header.  Marcus Stroman started for the Mets and he pitched well.  The Mets only managed five hits on offense. 

Stroman pitched five innings giving up eight hits and two runs with a walk and four strikeouts.  Stroman lost his ninth game of the season.  Miguel Castro pitched two innings giving up two hits and no runs with a walk and four strikeouts. 

Kyle Muller started for the Braves and he pitched five innings giving up four hits and no runs.  He walked two and struck out three and won his second game of the season.  Tyler Matzek pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Will Smith pitched an inning giving up a hit.  Smith picked up his 20th save of the season. 

Jonathan Villar had a hit and drew two walks, Kevin Pillar had a hit and Tomas Nido had a hit.  Stroman had a hit,Brandon Drury had a hit and Drury hit a double.  The Mets were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

Joc Pederson had a hit and an RBI, Ozzie Albies had a hit and Freddie Freeman had two hits and drew a walk.  Austin Riley had a hit and drew a walk, Dansby Swanson had a hit and Stephen Vogt had a hit. Orlando Arcia had an RBI, Guillermo Heredia had two hits and Muller had a hit.  Heredia, Pederson and Swanson each hit a double and the Braves were 3-8 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. 

In the third Pederson hit an RBI double to give the Braves a 1-0 lead.  In the fourth Arcia hit an RBI ground out to push the lead to 2-0 and that would be the final score. 

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