Jose Reyes tripled and the Mets took advantage of Julio Teheran’s shaky control as they constructed a two-run first inning and rode Robert Gsellman’s strong start to a 5-1 win over the Braves on Sunday afternoon at SunTrust Park.
Jose Reyes has been a consistent force in the Mets’ lineup for 11 seasons. He has always been known as one of baseball’s most dynamic leadoff hitters, but this season, he has taken a different approach.
After 11 straight days on the road, the Marlins return home to play at Marlins Park for the first time since Sept. 6 when they open a three-game series with the Mets on Monday night.
Prior to Saturday’s game against the Braves, Mets manager Terry Collins said that he needed a starter to save the bullpen from being overused. Collins didn’t have to wait long for his request to be answered as Jacob deGrom went seven innings in the Mets’ 7-3 victory over the Braves at SunTrust Park.
Mets right-hander Robert Gsellman aims to bounce back from a tough start as he faces the Braves on Sunday afternoon. Atlanta will counter with a resurgent Julio Teheran in the series finale at SunTrust Park.
When the Mets promoted Amed Rosario, we knew that we’d be seeing one of the fastest players in pro ball, but we might not have expected that per Statcast, Rosario is now the fastest shortstop in the Major Leagues.
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Noah Syndergaard threw a bullpen session Thursday as he works his way back from a right lat injury that has sidelined him since early May. Mets manager Terry Collins said the right-hander is close to pitching again this season.
Jacob deGrom has a chance to set career highs in wins and innings pitched on Saturday night when the Mets right-hander faces the Braves at SunTrust Park. Atlanta counters with veteran knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, who will be seeking a sixth straight season of double-digit wins.
Right-hander Rafael Montero didn’t have his best stuff Friday night, but he continued to show promise as a starter in the Mets’ rotation.
Sean Newcomb provided a glimpse of how effective he can be with his entire arsenal working, while Rafael Montero was unable to stall the Braves’ two-run fifth inning on their way to a 3-2 win over the Mets on Friday night at SunTrust Park.