Result: The Mets blew a late 2-0 lead, but won in extras, topping the Braves by the score of 4-3 in 11 innings on Monday night at Citi Field.
Need to Know: Travis d’Arnaud smoked a two-out RBI double in the bottom of the second to put the Mets on top, 1-0. The Mets extended their lead in the fourth, when David Wright hit a solo home run to left. Daisuke Matsuzaka worked through trouble often, but tossed seven shutout innings before turning it over to the bullpen. With two outs in the top of the eighth and a runner on third, Josh Edgin came in from the bullpen and uncorked a wild pitch that allowed the Braves to cut the lead to 2-1. After Jenrry Mejia was summoned to attempt a four-out save, he served up a game-tying double to Chris Johnson before allowing an RBI single to Christian Bethancourt that gave the Braves a 3-2 lead. With two outs in the bottom of the eighth, Curtis Granderson lifted a solo home run to right that tied the game, 3-3. The Mets benefited from a questionable overturned call at second base to put runners on first and second with none out in the bottom of the ninth, but failed to score as the game headed to extra innings. With runners on first and third and two outs in the 11th, Ruben Tejada lined a single to center to give the Mets a 4-3 victory.
Game Ball: Tejada, who delivered the game-winning hit with two outs in the bottom of the 11th.
What’s Next: The Mets continue their four-game series against the Braves on Tuesday night at Citi Field. Jacob deGrom gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Julio Teheran for Atlanta. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET.