Eric Young Jr. got three hits, stole three bases and scored four times as the Mets (4-5) beat the Braves, 6-4, on Thursday night.
Need to Know: The Mets broke a 4-4 tie in the seventh inning when Daniel Murphy scored on a two-out single by Juan Lagares.
Murphy drove in three runs with three hits.
Jose Valverde pitched a perfect ninth for his second save.
The Mets stole five bases, including three by Young, who lead off a two-run third inning with a bunt single.
Curtis Granderson appeared to lose a ball in the lights, which led to a triple for BJ Upton. Justin Upton hit two home runs.
Jenrry Mejia gave up four runs in five innings on six hits and four walks while striking out seven. He slapped his glove and threw it to the grass following Upton’s second home run.
Reaction from MetsBlog’s Matthew Cerrone: Lagares looks like a totally different hitter compared to the guy he was in 2013. It’s incredible. … Where did Kyle Farnsworth find the extra velocity for his fastball? … Mejia is fun to watch. He’s dramatic, he has lots of energy, and he’s a bit stressful. He’s throwing gloves, lots of pitches, he’s pumping his fist, he’s all around the strike zone and consistently flirting with disaster. Yet, he gets threw. Tonight, he did a terrific job muscling his way through what could have been a short outing.
What’s Next: Dillon Gee starts for the Mets as they travel to Los Angeles to begin a three-game series against Tyler Skaggs and the Angels on Friday at 10:10 pm ET.