Ozzie Albies and Abraham Almonte additionally had two-run homers for the Braves, who’ve received two of three in a five-game sequence as they chase the first-place Mets within the NL East. Atlanta break up Monday’s doubleheader regardless of permitting only one run in two video games.
“Three earlier video games we’ve given up three runs and have been 1-2,” supervisor Brian Snitker stated. “So it was good to come back out and rating some runs.”
Dansby Swanson delivered a two-run double within the first inning to get Atlanta began.
Charlie Morton (10-3) earned the win after permitting three runs and 5 hits with 5 strikeouts over 5 innings.
Jeff McNeil and Brandon Drury every hit a two-run homer for the Mets after they trailed 10-1 within the fourth.
Riley’s fourth-inning slam bounced off promoting signage close to the left discipline foul pole and right into a small seating overhang. His sixth-inning homer glanced off signage a couple of dozen ft to the correct of his first round-tripper.
Riley has 4 homers within the final 5 video games to extend his season whole to a career-high 19, another than he had as a rookie in 2018.
“The ability’s unbelievable,” Snitker stated of the 24-year-old Riley. “He’s nonetheless figuring issues out. He’s studying. Getting all these at-bats are simply going to do him effectively. He’s a younger hitter. Nonetheless lots of upside on this man.”
The 2-homer recreation was the third of the season and profession for Riley, who had two homers Might 21 in opposition to Pittsburgh and went deep twice once more — this time with 5 RBIs — in opposition to the Pirates two days later.
Riley additionally continued a powerful defensive sequence at third base within the third inning, when he saved a run by snaring a hard-hit grounder by McNeil and throwing to second to pressure Brandon Nimmo. Throughout the Braves’ 2-0 win within the first recreation of Monday’s doubleheader, Riley grabbed a excessive chopper off the bat of Pete Alonso to start a fifth-inning double play.
“The secret is simply being constant on either side of the road,” Riley stated. “It’s nice to make good performs on your pitches. I do know they adore it.”
Each starter for the Braves had no less than one hit besides catcher Stephen Vogt.
Riley’s grand slam punctuated a tough evening for Mets spot starter Jerad Eickhoff (0-2), who gave up 10 runs on seven hits and 5 walks in 3 1/3 innings. Eickhoff turned the sixth pitcher in staff historical past to permit 10 earned runs in an outing and the primary since Johan Santana on Might 2, 2010.
“I simply really feel pissed off — I let these guys down,” Eickhoff stated. “They’re taking part in the Braves, clearly proper behind you within the hunt for the division right here. So it’s irritating. It’s embarrassing.”
Alonso had an RBI single within the third, McNeil prolonged his hitting streak to a career-high 14 video games and Drury went 3 for 3 after coming into within the fourth.
BACK AND FORTH
Eickhoff’s tough begin got here hours after he joined the Mets for the third time this season. The best-hander was chosen from Triple-A Syracuse on June 20 and posted a 4.50 ERA in two begins earlier than being designated for task June 29. He remained with the group and was known as up once more from Syracuse on July 11. After two appearances, he was once more designated for task July 20 and opted free of charge company earlier than returning to the Mets.
“He got here in and was able to go for us,” Mets supervisor Luis Rojas stated. “I’ve seen him as a strike-thrower and he wasn’t a strike-thrower tonight, possibly due to all of the issues he’s gone by way of within the week.”
The Braves have scored no less than 10 runs in a recreation twice in opposition to the Mets in every of the final three seasons and 9 occasions since 2018, tied for probably the most 10-run video games they’ve loved in opposition to any opponent in that span. Atlanta additionally has scored no less than 10 runs 9 occasions in opposition to the Philadelphia Phillies.
Braves: OF Joc Pederson (upset abdomen) was scratched from the lineup lower than an hour earlier than first pitch. … RHP Huascar Ynoa (damaged proper hand) threw a simulated recreation on the Braves’ minor league complicated. … C Travis d’Arnaud (left thumb) ran the bases throughout batting observe and is scheduled to start a rehab task this week.
Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (proper forearm) threw a aspect session, his second since being positioned on the injured checklist July 18. … RHP Noah Syndergaard (Tommy John surgical procedure) threw a bullpen for the primary time since he was recognized with proper elbow irritation following a rehab begin Might 25. … RHP Carlos Carrasco (proper hamstring) is predicted to make his Mets debut Friday.
Braves: LHP Max Fried (7-6, 4.46 ERA) has recorded a choice in every of his final 11 begins (6-5), the longest streak by a Braves pitcher since Mike Foltynewicz earned 11 straight choices in 2017.
Mets: Rookie RHP Tylor Megill (1-0, 2.10) has allowed one run or fewer 4 occasions in six outings, tied with Jim McAndrew (1968) for probably the most by a pitcher by way of his first six begins for the Mets.
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