The New York Mets were defeated by the Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Tuesday night at SunTrust Park.
The Braves struck for the first run of the game in the bottom of the fourth. After Freeman walked to leadoff the inning, Nick Markakis and Tyler Flowers singled to load the bases. Wheeler then induced a 1-2-5 double play, but Ender Inciarte blooped a two out RBI single to take a 1-0 lead.
Wheeler bounced back with a 1-2-3 bottom of the fifth. After the Mets took a 2-1 lead, the Braves battled right back in the bottom of the sixth. Freeman leadoff the inning with a solo shot to right.
After Bruce threw out Flowers trying to take third on a Camargo one out double, Inciarte picked up his second two out RBI hit to give the Braves a 3-2 lead. Wheeler issued walks to Charlie Culberson and Preston Tucker to load the bases before being pulled.
On the third pitch, Paul Sewald allowed a grand slam to Ozzie Albies, to make it 7-2 Braves. Sewald struggled in his second inning of work, as Freeman scored to make it 8-2 on a Markakis double just out of the reach of Bruce.
Jacob Rhame struck out one in a 1-2-3 bottom of the eighth.
Jay Bruce then gave the Mets a 2-1 lead with a ground rule double to left center. However, Mesoraco grounded into a 5-5-3 double play to end the inning.