After losing 9-6 in game 2 of a five-game series on Friday, the Mets are off to a much better start this time around. Their Bullpen also had a much improved performance to see the win.
Veteran reliever Adam Ottavino throws an immaculate slider to defeat Braves slugger Ronald Acuna Jr. in the top of the eighth.
“Adam Ottavino beat Ronald Acuña Jr to take the Mets to day 8!” – SNY
New York Mets fans on Twitter were appalled by the toxic delivery.
Some Mets fans didn’t waste an opportunity to rub Acuna Jr’s nose. after he was knocked out by Ottavino.
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Last night’s 9-6 loss is still fresh in the minds of Mets fans. Acuna Jr hit the 500 milestone yesterday, but there’s nothing to celebrate for him and the Braves tonight.
New York Mets hold on to their lead to survive a belated scare
Mets starting player David Peterson (6-2) helped their seventh twin side of the campaign get off to a good start. He allowed just three hits in 5 1/3 innings for his third goalless game this year.
Pete Alonso and Daniel Vogelback both scored to make it 2-0 after the first. Jeff McNeil, then, made it 3-0 with another single before two doubles from Francisco Lindor made it 5-0 in bottom sixth.
Lindor’s shot after Tyler Matzek bounced off the orange home line and back into action. He currently has 77 RBIs in 2022. He’s just four shy of beating the Mets’ single-season 81 record set by Jose Reyes in 2006.
Acuna Jr. and Matt Olson each add a disc for the Braves to reduce the deficit to 5-2 in season seven. It proved futile when James McCann and Starling Marte hit singles to make it 8-2 by the time we entered the eighth round.
Olson, Robbie Grossman and William Contreras came up from behind to make it 8-5 in the ninth game. It was certainly an epic ending, but the Mets survived the late attack.
The win allowed the New York Mets to win back 4 ½ of their games against the Braves at the top of the National League East.