Carlos Torres started for the Mets and was brilliant for six innings, but allowed a solo home run to Evan Gattis and a two-run home run to Andrelton Simmons in the seventh inning.
Daniel Murphy drove in his 67th run of the year in the sixth inning.
The Mets went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position tonight.
The Mets tragic number from elimination in the National League East is down to three games.
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Michael Baron, ContributorThere isn’t much to say about tonight’s game. The Mets got good pitching and didn’t hit. The Braves have the ability to win with power, and the Mets really don’t have that power to match at this point. It’s something Sandy’s roster has lacked in general over the years, and something he really needs to fix going forward.
Torres needed 66 pitches to get through six innings, and he had a lead in the seventh. There’s no question Terry made the right call to leave Torres in – he earned that inning with the way he was going. And, he had been solid facing a lineup for the third time in his previous starts – the opposition was just 3-for-15 with no extra-base hits against him the third time through the order coming into tonight’s game. It just didn’t work out for him or the team. Sure, the seventh inning essentially ended the Mets night, but perhaps if they could hit consistently, the three runs in seven innings Torres allowed wouldn’t have been so terrible. The Mets really needed seven innings from the starter tonight, and they got a quality effort from Torres despite the three runs he allowed at the end.
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The Mets will look to salvage the final game their three-game series with the Braves tomorrow afternoon at Turner Field, with Dillon Gee facing Kameron Loe at 12:10 PM.