The New York Mets (42-49) were looking for the series victory against the Atlanta Braves (49-42) tonight at Citi Field. Dillon Gee, making his first start since May 10th, took the mound for the Mets, as Ervin Santana got the start for Atlanta.
What you should know:
The Mets got off to an early start again tonight, as they took the lead in the bottom of the first with Lucas Duda driving in Daniel Murphy. The Mets have now scored sixty-two runs in the first inning this season, good for best in the MLB.
The Braves would tie the game in the bottom of the sixth, as B.J. Upton drove a ball to deep left center to score Ervin Santana. The ball was cut off by Lucas Duda who threw out Upton trying to advance on the play to end the inning.
Dillon Gee picked up right where he left off tonight, pitching a very impressive outing, throwing seven innings allowing one run on six hits, walking one and striking out four. A great sign to see from Gee, who has been one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball since last May.
Ervin Santana would pitch seven innings for the Braves as well, allowing four runs on six hits, while walking two and striking out four, taking the loss.
Final score: Mets 4 , Braves 1
Winning pitcher: Dillon Gee (4-1)
Losing pitcher: Ervin Santana (7-6)
Save: Jenrry Mejia (9)
Player of the Game:
Tonight’s Player of the Game goes to Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee, who pitched seven quality innings, allowing only one run and earning the win. Gee never missed a beat, as this was his first start in fifty-five games.