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Three Takeaways From The Mets Series In Atlanta

After losing the first five games of the season, the Mets have now come out on top in five of their last seven games, including back-to-back series wins against the Reds and Braves. New York is now sitting with a 5-7 record, but before they begin their weekend series vs. KC, let’s dive into what stood out during their series with the Braves.


The Comeback Kids

The Mets beat the Braves in game one of this series after facing a 4-0 deficit after three innings. The comeback was led by Brandon Nimmo who reached base safely five times while totaling two home runs and five RBIs. D.J. Stewart also picked a good moment to achieve his first hit of 2024 by belting a two-run shot in the top of the eighth, giving the Mets a 7-5 lead. New York managed to hang on to that lead and even put up another insurance run, which became significant in an 8-7 victory. 

When watching the conclusion of this game, you just got the feeling that the Braves were going to find a way to come out on top. Atlanta had the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth, but could only come away with one run. The Braves got one more run in the bottom of the ninth after Matt Olson led off the inning with a double. As Mets fans, we are used to falling short, but New York found a way to hang on and got a good win against one of the best teams in the league. 


Francisco Lindor Is On The Struggle Bus

The trend we are seeing with Francisco Lindor is that he always seems to have his struggles early on. Although, he did manage to put together a solid 30/30 season last year while also batting .254, driving in 98 runs, and owning a .806 OPS. 


However, in 51 at-bats this season the Mets’ shortstop has a batting average of .098 (five hits), one home run, five walks, and six strikeouts. In the last game of the Reds’ series, Lindor had his best game of the season going 2-for-5 with a home run. At the time there was hope that maybe he was finally coming out of his slump, unfortunately, Lindor followed up that performance by going 2-for-15 during his time in Atlanta. 


The Mets are home for their next two series against the Royals and Pirates, so we can only hope that possibly playing in front of the home crowd will be enough to get Francisco going.  


A Series Win 

Lastly, and probably the most important takeaway is that the Mets were able to win their first series against Atlanta this season. After a rainout shortened this four-game set, New York took advantage and came out swinging in Thursday’s rubber match. 


The Mets piled on seven runs in the first three innings of game three and never allowed the Braves to get back in it. The game ended with the final score of 16-4 and it’s not out of the realm of possibility to say that New York could have left Atlanta with a sweep after falling 6-5 in the second game of the series. 


With low expectations, it’s nice to see this team put together back-to-back series wins early and on the road this season. It’s too soon to allow these performances to dictate how you think the Mets will end their 2024 campaign, but we can look forward to how they will potentially build off of them during this upcoming homestand.


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