Mets takeaways from Saturday’s 6-0 loss to Braves, including no run support for Jose Quintana

Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies (1) scores a run on a RBI single by Atlanta Braves third baseman Austin Riley (not pictured) through the eighth inning at Citi Area. / John Jones-USA TODAY Sports activities

The Mets had been shut out for the second time in three video games towards the Atlanta Braves and had been swept in Saturday’s doubleheader.

Listed here are the takeaways…

– Proper from the start of the sport, it was an excellent old school pitcher’s duel between Jose Quintana and Spencer Strider. Matching zeroes for the primary 4 innings, each pitcher’s had every part working from pitch one.

Quintana retired the primary 10 batters he confronted earlier than Ozzie Albies singled within the fourth inning. A stolen base and a stroll put Quintana in his first jam of the night time, however the lefty induced a double play to left-handed hitter Matt Olson that ended the inning.

– Then again, Strider allowed a single to Brandon Nimmo to steer off the sport however was nails after that. With a runner on second and one out within the inning, the Mets as soon as once more couldn’t provide you with the massive hit and allowed Strider to flee an early run-scoring alternative.

– The Mets acquired the primary hitter on within the second inning as nicely, however once more couldn’t push a run throughout. In reality, Strider allowed the primary batter of the primary three innings to succeed in base (twice by way of a stroll), and each time he escaped hassle.

– The sport’s first run got here within the high of the fifth inning. After putting out Travis d’Arnaud to start out the body, Quintana allowed a line drive double to left subject by Marcell Ozuna who superior to 3rd on a flyout. Dealing with former Met Kevin Pillar – Atlanta’s No. 8 hitter – with two outs, the veteran Quintana had an avenue to get out of the inning, however after a seven-pitch at-bat, Pillar singled to heart subject to interrupt the scoreless tie.

– New York had one other likelihood to attain within the backside half of the body after Nimmo doubled towards the left subject line with two outs, simply the staff’s second hit of the night time (each by Nimmo). Francisco Lindor promptly popped out in foul territory and the Mets had been left with nothing.

– Quintana’s last inning got here within the sixth when he loaded the bases with a single and two walks, however acquired out of it with out permitting a run. For the fourth straight begin, Quintana went at the very least six innings and allowed only one earned run on 4 hits, three walks and three strikeouts. He lowered his ERA to three.03 and was the tough-luck loser within the recreation after New York couldn’t give him any run assist. He’s nonetheless looking for his first win with the Mets.

– After Trevor Gott pitched a scoreless seventh inning, Drew Smith got here on to pitch the eighth inning and it didn’t go nicely, no because of his protection. Albies led off the inning with a hit-by-pitch and scored on Austin Riley’s fielder’s alternative that went proper previous Danny Mendick at second base earlier than Tim Locastro booted the ball in heart subject that allowed the run to attain. Smith then allowed a two-run double to Ozuna that made it 4-0, Braves, successfully ending New York’s likelihood at a comeback.

– The Mets did, nevertheless, put runners on second and third with two outs within the backside half of the eighth however had been unable to attain.

– Albies added a two-run homer within the ninth off Phil Bickford to cap issues off as Atlanta outscored the Mets 34-3 within the first three video games of the sequence.

Highlights

What’s subsequent

The Mets and Braves end off their four-game set on Sunday Evening Baseball beginning at 7:10 p.m.

RHP Kodai Senga pitches for New York, opposed by RHP Yonny Chirinos.

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