Peterson was coming off among the best begins of his season, and arguably, his profession. Wednesday night time began off robust for Peterson, however a shaky fifth inning spoiled what was shaping to be one other good outing for the southpaw en path to a 5-4 victory for the Braves, who prevented getting swept.
This matchup began quietly within the first inning, with each pitchers sitting the opposing offense down so as. Morton compelled Jonathan Villar to fly out and Francisco Lindor and Cameron Maybin to floor out. Peterson responded by sitting Ronald Acuna Jr., Freddie Freeman, and Marcell Ozuna down within the backside half of the inning, together with a strikeout of Acuna for Peterson’s first of the night time.
Dominic Smith tried to get the Mets began within the prime of the second, main off with a single to middle subject. He was adopted by a strikeout of James McCann and Jose Peraza grounding right into a double play to get the Braves out of the inning.
Peterson continued to roll within the second inning by putting out two in one other one-two-three inning. Wednesday night time’s recreation was an early pitcher’s duel. Each Morton and Peterson rolled by way of the third inning. Morton compelled Johneshwy Fargas to floor out earlier than putting out Khalil Lee and Peterson. Within the backside half of the inning, Peterson compelled William Contreras to floor out earlier than putting out Guillermo Heredia and Morton for his fourth and fifth strikeouts of the night time.
The Mets drew first blood within the fourth inning with a lead-off residence run by Villar. Morton then settled down, forcing Lindor to fly out earlier than putting out Maybin and Smith. Morton had 5 strikeouts by way of 4 innings.
Peterson continued to pitch robust within the fourth. He compelled Acuna to fly out, gave up a single to Freeman, and compelled Ozuna right into a double play to finish the inning. The Mets went down quietly within the prime half of the fifth — McCann struck out to open the inning, adopted by a floor out and line out by Peraza and Fargas. Peterson went again out to the mound with a 1-0 lead by way of 4 and a half earlier than issues started downhill.
The underside of the fifth started with a ground-out by Ozzie Albies, adopted by a one-out double by Austin Riley. Dansby Swanson adopted with a floor out and the Braves shortly had two outs. Peterson hit Contreras and quit an RBI single to Heredia to proper subject that scored Riley and despatched Contreras to second to tie the sport at 1-1. Morton then collected an RBI single on a line drive to middle subject that scored Contreras and moved Heredia to 3rd to present the Braves a 2-1 lead.
After a mound go to, Peterson proceeded to stroll Acuna on a wild pitch with the bases loaded to attain Heredia and transfer Morton to second. Freeman then adopted with a single to middle subject and moved Morton to 3rd and Acuna to second.
That was all for Peterson as Drew Smith got here on with two outs and two on. The Mets additionally then moved Cameron Maybin from left subject to middle subject and put Jake Hager in left subject. Smith compelled Ozuna to floor out to get the Mets out of the inning, however not earlier than the Braves took a 3-1 lead heading into the sixth inning.
As we entered the sixth inning, the Mets’ offense stayed quiet as Morton continued to impress. He caught out Lee, compelled Hager to line out, and struck out Villar for a fast body.
Within the backside of the sixth, Smith struck out Albies and hit Riley. Swanson adopted with a double to place runners on second and third with one out. Smith bounced again with a strikeout of Contreras earlier than deliberately strolling Heredia to load the bases. After a mound go to, Smith bought Sandoval, who was pinch-hitting for Morton, to line out to finish the inning unscathed as the sport headed to the seventh inning.
After six, the Mets have been nonetheless down 3-1, however they’d reply again within the seventh with a two-out rally.
A.J. Minter changed Morton on the mound within the seventh. He began off properly by getting two fast outs. Smith reached on a throwing error by Minter and superior to second on the error. After a mound go to by the Braves, Minter walked McCann. The Braves used one other mound go to after which Peraza got here up clutch with a double to left subject that scored Smith and moved McCann to 3rd.
Peraza’s double would finish Minter’s night time because the Braves went to their bullpen once more and changed Minter with Luke Jackson. Tomas Nido then hit a two-RBI single on a fly ball to middle subject that scored McCann and Peraza to present the lead again to the Mets, 4-3 within the seventh. Jackson adopted with a strikeout of Lee to finish the inning.
Miguel Castro changed Smith within the seventh. After a lead-off stroll to Acuna, Castro bought Freeman to fly out and Ozuna to line out. After an harm delay on the sphere, Castro struck out Albies for the ultimate out of the inning to maintain the Mets’ 4-3 lead heading to the eighth. Chris Martin changed Jackson on the mound for the Braves within the eight. He began the night time robust, putting out Hager and forcing Villar and Lindor to floor out to finish the inning.
Aaron Loup changed Miguel Castro on the mound for the Mets within the eighth, and issues started to once more unravel, because the Braves discovered their bats and their groove and Loup struggled to seek out his command. He gave up a double to Riley, adopted by a single to Swanson to place runners on first and third with no outs. Contreras then adopted with an RBI single and scored Riley to tie the sport at 4-4.
Rojas had seen sufficient. He went to his bullpen and changed Loup on the mound with Jacob Barnes in hopes to finish the injury. Barnes struck out Heredia and McCann tossed out Swanson making an attempt to steal third earlier than Barnes bought a clutch strikeout of Ehire Adrianza, retaining the sport a tie and cease additional injury from being achieved by the Braves.
Each groups have been hoping for ninth-inning heroics, however just one bought it.
Will Smith changed Martin on the mound for the Braves. Smith struck out Maybin, however with a wild pitch, Maybin reached first to keep away from the strikeout and the out. Smith then struck out Dominic Smith for the primary out of the inning, however it was Maybin persevering with to point out his pace with a stolen base, his first as a Met. One other wild pitch superior Maybin to 3rd and shortly the Mets’go-ahead run was on third base with lower than two outs.
McCann popped out to 3rd and the Mets have been right down to their ultimate out with a runner on third. Peraza lined out to 3rd, and the Mets left the go-ahead runner stranded as they headed to the underside of the ninth with the sport tied, 4-4. Barnes got here again out for the Mets for his second inning of reduction.
On the primary pitch of the inning, Acuna hit a walk-off residence run to middle subject to win it for Atlanta, who keep away from being swept by the Mets. It was Acuna’s first walk-off residence run of his profession and the ball carried to middle, taking some time to depart the ballpark.
The Mets have an off-day Thursday earlier than opening a three-game collection towards the Miami Marlins, starting with a 7:10 pm recreation on Friday night time in Miami.