Syndergaard Struggles As Braves Top Mets 7-3

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The New York Mets (80-70) fell by a score of 7-3 to the Atlanta Braves (59-91) on Monday night at Citi Field. The Mets lead the Giants by half a game and the Cardinals by 1.5 games in the Wild Card race, pending the outcome of tonight’s games.

Noah Syndergaard didn’t have it tonight for the Mets, allowing 5 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks in 3.2 innings.

Walks hurt Thor in the second inning, when the Braves took a 2-0 lead on RBI singles from Dansby Swanson and Ender Inciarte. Atlanta added another run on a Freddie Freeman homer in the third. Freeman got to Syndergaard again in the fourth inning for a two-run double before an infield hit by Matt Kemp ended Noah’s night.

Sean Gilmartin pitched well in relief, and the Mets clawed back against Aaron Blair with a two-run shot from TJ Rivera, but New York couldn’t get any closer than 5-2. Swanson knocked in two more runs with a single off of Hansel Robles (the runs were charged to Josh Edgin), and the Mets went quietly after that, getting only an RBI double from James Loney on their way to a 7-3 loss.

The Mets will be back at it on Tuesday night at Citi Field. Robert Gsellman (2-1, 3.08 ERA) will face Julio Teheran (5-10, 3.18) at 7:10 PM.

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