Despite loading the bases and getting the winning run to the plate in the ninth inning, the Mets fell to the Braves by a score of 7-5 on Saturday night.
Need to Know: Travis d’Arnaud came to the plate with the bases loaded and two out, but grounded out to Andrelton Simmons to end the game. The Mets were able to score two against Craig Kimbrel before he got pulled from the game. David Wright and Chris Young drove in a run each in the inning.
Jose Valverde came on in the top ninth inning with the score 4-3 in favor of the Braves and surrendered a three-run home run to Justin Upton, which ended up dooming the Mets.
Bartolo Colon started for the Mets, and allowed three earned runs over seven innings. He hurt his own cause with a two-run throwing error in the third inning. He struck out six and walked one.
Chris Young picked up his first hit as a Met, a double in the fourth inning. He added an RBI single in each of the eighth and ninth innings, respectively.
Curtis Granderson’s struggled continued, as he went 0-5 with a strikeout.
What’s Next: The Mets look to stave off the sweep on Sunday, a 1 p.m. game.