Ervin Santanta pitched eight shutout innings against the Mets (3-5), who rallied in the ninth inning, but fell short, as the Braves (5-3) won 4-3 on Wednesday night. >> Read the full AP recap and boxscore on SNY.tv
Need to Know: Down 4-0, Juan Lagares drove in two runs against Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel, who came on when the Mets turned it into a save situation in the ninth inning, singling with two out and the bases loaded. Travis d’Arnaud followed with an RBI single to make it 4-3.
Ruben Tejada struck out to end the game with runners on first and third.
Zack Wheeler allowed four earned runs over five innings of work. He surrendered eight hits and struck out six, while walking none. Jason Heyward hit a solo home run off Wheeler in the first inning after an 11-pitch at bat. He needed 96 pitches to get through five innings.
Daniel Murphy had the only extra base hit for the Mets, a double in the sixth inning. David Wright broke hit hitless streak, singling in the fourth and ninth innings.
Jeurys Familia pitched two shutout innings out of the bullpen, striking out one batter.
Game Ball: Lagares, who had two RBI and a great catch up against the outfield wall in the first inning.
What’s Next: The Mets and Braves finish up their series with the rubber game on Thursday night, a 7 p.m. start.