Result: The Mets played a terrific all-around game on Tuesday, and had a season-high 18 hits while topping the Braves by the score of 8-3 at Citi Field.
The win was the 4,000th in franchise history.
Game Recap: The Mets jumped on Braves starter Julio Teheran early, and Curtis Granderson got things going with a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first. The Mets plated three runs with two outs in the second to take a 4-0 lead. After Daniel Murphy ripped a two-run double, David Wright stroked an RBI single to left field. The Mets notched another two-out run in the third when Eric Young, Jr. hit an RBI single to right field to increase their lead to 5-0. The Mets added single runs in the sixth and seventh to up their advantage to 7-0. Jacob deGrom was brilliant for the Mets, tossing seven innings of scoreless ball while striking out 11 and walking none.
Game Ball: deGrom, who turned in his best start as a Met, and one of the best pitching performances by any Met this season.
What’s Next: The Mets play the third game of their four-game series against the Braves on Wednesday night at Citi Field. Dillon Gee, who is making his first start since landing on the disabled list on May 11, gets the start for the Mets. He’ll be opposed by Ervin Santana for Atlanta. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET.