NEW YORK (AP) — Pinch-hitter Brandon Drury delivered a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning and just correct-trying fielder Michael Conforto threw out a runner on the plate in the ninth to protect the Fresh York Mets’ 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night.
The principle-location Mets beget maintained their five-sport lead over the third-location Braves in the NL East by splitting the first four video games of the five-sport sequence.
“That used to be admire a playoff sport,” Atlanta supervisor Brian Snitker stated.
Drury, batting for Trevor May possibly just (4-2) after the reliever struck out two in a splendid seventh, hit Max Fried’s 1-0 pitch properly into the left arena seats for his fourth pinch-hit homer of the season, tying him for the main league lead with the Braves’ Pablo Sandoval.
In the eighth, Jeurys Familia struck out Austin Riley and retired Dansby Swanson on a grounder to get away a two-on, one-out jam created by Aaron Loup.
The Braves almost tied it in the ninth, when Edwin Díaz allowed a leadoff double to Abraham Almonte and a one-out single to just correct-trying by pinch-hitter Ehire Adrianza. Third gruesome coach Ron Washington emphatically waved dwelling Almonte as Conforto, who charged and fielded the ball on one hop, fired to the plate on the wing.
James McCann caught the ball sno-cone style and made a swipe ticket that honest clipped Almonte as he slid.
“You may possibly possibly possibly’t invent an even bigger throw than that one and for McCann to accumulate the throw and practice the ticket admire he did to complete the play — it used to be honest a astronomical all-around play on both ends,” Mets supervisor Luis Rojas stated.
The crowd of 25,787 stood and roared as the on the complete reserved Conforto shouted at teammates in the outfield.
“Biggest feeling in the arena,” Conforto stated. “I’m in a position to’t set apart into words what it feels admire. I’m restful form of shaking from it just correct-trying now. Vivid an colossal 2nd.”
The Braves challenged the resolution, which stood after a brief replay evaluation.
“We obtained a gigantic hit, they made a astronomical play,” Snitker stated. “Conforto made a astronomical play. He couldn’t throw the ball any better than that.”
Díaz then obtained Sandoval to wing out for his 23rd attach.
“I was in the dugout and I about screamed my lungs off,” stated Mets starting pitcher Tylor Megill. “Mike came up and honest flung it. Bang-bang play on the plate and called him out. I blacked out. That’s so sizable, a 2-1 sport, that’s awesome.”
Megill, pitching on his 26th birthday, carried a shutout into the sixth sooner than Riley’s one-out homer — the third in the closing two video games for the Braves’ third baseman — ended his night. Megill gave up five hits and one bound whereas striking out six in lowering his ERA to 2.04, the 2nd-lowest trace for a Mets rookie via seven begins in the support of only Nolan Ryan (1.99).
“Vivid cool that my title’s up there,” Megill stated. “It’s a cool accolade to beget, nevertheless there’s more work to be done.”
Megill furthermore scored the Mets’ first jog in the third, when he saved the inning alive with a two-out single — the 2nd straight sport wherein he’s singled. Brandon Nimmo walked and Pete Alonso singled sooner than Jeff McNeil drove dwelling Megill with a single. The hit prolonged McNeil’s hitting dart to a profession-high 15 video games.
McNeil performed 2 for 4 and is batting .396 with 13 RBIs at some point soon of the dart.
Fried (7-7) took the laborious-just correct fortune loss after giving up two runs on five hits and two walks with 9 strikeouts in seven innings.
“On the tip of the day, we wished one-jog baseball and I wasn’t in a position to quit that,” he stated.
Ozzie Albies had two hits for the Braves.
SO YOU SAY IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY
Megill grew to alter into the 11th Mets pitcher to birth up on his birthday — Jacob deGrom and Ron Darling beget each and every done so twice — and the 2nd to accept a success and gather a jog. Darling went 2 for 3 with two runs scored on his 26th birthday on Aug. 19, 1986.
Megill is the first pitcher with a success and a jog scored on his birthday since Gio Gonzalez did so for the Milwaukee Brewers on his 33rd birthday in 2018.
Megill is the 2nd sizable leaguer in two days to birth up on his birthday — Brad Keller grew to alter into 26 on Tuesday, when he tossed seven innings for the Kansas Metropolis Royals — and the 10th to quit so this season. Jose Urquidy, Freddy Peralta, Drew Smyly and Kwang Hyun Kim all won on their birthdays this year.
Riley’s homer in the sixth used to be his seventh in 18 video games at Citi Field — more than essential Mets rivals corresponding to J.T. Realmuto (six in 51 video games), Jayson Werth (five in 70 video games) and Trea Turner (five in 39 video games).
Braves: OF Joc Pederson (upset stomach) returned to the lineup after missing Tuesday’s sport. … C Travis d’Arnaud (left thumb) is scheduled to birth up a rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Gwinnett. … RHP Huascar Ynoa (broken just correct-trying hand) is expected to birth up a rehab assignment next Tuesday.
Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (just correct-trying forearm) threw from 90 feet and is expected to throw one other facet on Thursday.
Braves: LHP Drew Smyly (7-3, 4.30 ERA) exited his old birth up Saturday after four innings due to a sore left knee nevertheless used to be in a position to behavior his authorized between-begins work.
Mets: RHP Taijuan Walker (7-4, 3.43) has given up 12 runs (11 earned) in 4 1/3 innings in his closing two begins, elevating his ERA from 2.50 to a season-high 3.43.
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