NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff McNeil laced his second go-ahead hit in two days Monday evening, when his RBI double within the fifth inning despatched the New York Mets to a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves and a doubleheader break up.
Kyle Muller threw 5 sharp innings to earn his second massive league victory within the opener, a 2-0 win for the Braves.
Underneath pandemic guidelines, every recreation was shortened to seven innings.
The Mets break up a doubleheader wherein they scored one run for the third time in franchise historical past and first since July 21, 1968, when New York misplaced the opener to the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 and gained the nightcap 1-0.
“Scored one run in two video games and we gained one,” supervisor Luis Rojas mentioned. “Fundamentals executed.”
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The Mets have break up 9 of their 11 doubleheaders this season and swept the opposite two. The loss within the nightcap prevented the third-place Braves (49-51), who’ve but to be above .500 this yr, from reaching the break-even mark for the seventh time. They’re 5 video games behind the NL East-leading Mets.
“Two well-pitched video games,” Atlanta supervisor Brian Snitker mentioned. “They obtained a giant hit and we couldn’t.”
New York squandered a first-and-third, none-out alternative within the fourth earlier than scoring its lone run of the day within the fifth. Brandon Nimmo led off with an infield single towards Luke Jackson (1-2) and scored one out in a while a double to deep heart subject by McNeil, who was making his first begin since Wednesday.
“Hit it about so far as I might,” McNeil mentioned with a smile. “Powerful ballpark to hit in, so I used to be simply completely satisfied it obtained over his head and we obtained the run in.”
McNeil missed video games Friday and Saturday towards Toronto with left leg fatigue earlier than delivering a pinch-hit, two-run double that broke a tie within the sixth inning of Sunday’s 5-4 win. Regardless of the sporadic enjoying time, he has a career-high 13-game hitting streak relationship to July 7.
Trevor Might (3-2), the fourth of six Mets pitchers, threw an ideal fifth.
The Braves mounted their greatest menace within the sixth towards Seth Lugo, who gave up a single to Joc Pederson and walked Ozzie Albies earlier than Freddie Freeman flied out to the wall in left subject. Austin Riley then hit right into a 4-6-3 double play.
Edwin Díaz struck out the aspect within the seventh for his twenty second save.
Mets opener Aaron Loup threw an ideal first inning.
“It’s only a massive win, particularly after dropping the primary one (and) understanding that we didn’t have a starter, that it was going to be a collective effort for everyone to get in there and shut down a very good staff on the opposite aspect,” Loup mentioned.
Braves starter Bryse Wilson allowed 4 hits in three-plus innings.
Within the first recreation, the 23-year-old Muller (2-3) gave up 4 hits and walked two whereas putting out three. He allowed the Mets to advance simply two runners so far as second base as he lowered his ERA to 2.55 in six video games (5 begins).
“The factor I’ve seen about him is he’s obtained a number of confidence,” Snitker mentioned. “I don’t really feel that he will get caught up within the second there a bit of bit. I believe he retains respiration and trusts his stuff.”
Tyler Matzek tossed an ideal sixth and Will Smith earned his twentieth save.
Muller additionally helped construct the Braves’ first run by singling off Marcus Stroman (7-9) within the third for his first main league hit. Pederson adopted with an RBI double.
An uncommon double by Dansby Swanson main off the fourth started the Braves’ second run-scoring rally. Swanson’s shot excessive off the center-field wall was initially dominated a homer by second base umpire Jose Navas, however Kevin Pillar threw the ball into the infield and Swanson was tagged by shortstop Jonathan Villar as crew chief Doug Eddings overruled Navas and awarded Swanson second base.
Stephen Vogt adopted with a single and Swanson scored when Orlando Arcia beat out a possible double-play grounder.
Stroman allowed two runs and eight hits with 4 strikeouts in 5 innings.
Braves: LHP Drew Smyly (left knee) performed catch and will nonetheless begin Thursday. Smyly left Saturday’s outing after 4 innings on account of soreness. … RHP Ian Anderson (proper shoulder) threw from 120 toes and is scheduled to throw from 150 toes on Tuesday.
Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (proper forearm) threw once more, someday after his first aspect session since happening the injured checklist July 18. Rojas mentioned deGrom would doubtless throw one other aspect quickly. … RHP Carlos Carrasco (proper hamstring), who pitched three scoreless innings Sunday for Triple-A Syracuse, might make his Mets debut this weekend.
Braves: RHP Charlie Morton (9-3, 3.65 ERA) will look to win his fifth straight determination within the third recreation of the five-game sequence Tuesday evening.
Mets: Had not introduced a starter for Tuesday.
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