Saturday, August 6, 2022

Mets 8 Braves 5 in Game 1 of a Day-Night Doubleheader


Many years ago, I would regularly attend Sunday doubleheaders at Shea Stadium.  I attended the first part of a day-night doubleheader for the first time today.

Spot starter David Peterson did his job as he allowed no runs and three hits in 5 1/3 innings.  However, the bullpen performed poorly and allowed five runs to make the game close.  Buck Showalter reluctantly had to bring in Edwin Diaz to close the game.  Francisco Lindor was the hitting star for the Mets as he was three for four including a double off the padding in center field that drove in two runs.  Pete Alonso, Jeff McNeil, and James McCann had RBI singles.

For the time being the Mets have a 4 1/2 lead over the Braves in the NL East.  There are two more games left in the series with Scherzer and deGrom pitching.

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