Braves vs Mets – Game Recap – September 18, 2020


NEW YORK – Freddie Freeman added three more hits to his affiliate MVP campaign, with Ozzie Albis beating two of Atlanta’s six homers and the Braves giving the New York Mets a 15-2 setback Friday night, which earned them a third consecutive NL East loss Remained close Title.

Max Fried (7–0) returned from a brief stay on the injured list due to a back spasm and bounced through five innings that only helped his Cy Young Award credentials. The left-hander has not allowed a home run since September 10 last year.

Freeman took a two-run double and Marcel Ozuna followed with a long two-run homer with Steven Matz (0-5), handing over his latest drubbing in a lost season as he recovered from shoulder discomfort. .

Atlanta pulled out 17 hits and took a 3 1/2-game lead in second place after Miami, which split a doubleheader with Washington. The Braves have nine games remaining, the Marlins 10.

The most effective pitcher for the Mets was veteran third baseman Todd Frazier, who finished 1-2-3 ninth in the first appearance of his career on the mound. He saw Adam Duvall at a state of 55 mph.

New York started the day with 1 1/2 games final out of NL playoff spot.

Nine days after setting the National League record from 1900 on the 29-9 ramp against the Marlins, the Braves appeared eager to threaten their own mark already as Travis D’Arnaud and the Elbowies each scored six Two of the runs hit Homer. Fourth run against Franklin Kilom. Nick Markakis scored two runs.

Ronald Acuna Jr. and Austin Riley also went deep for Atlanta. Demolishing the 0-for-18 slide, Akun doubled from the Acuna spot and scored three times.

Metz could not make his first start and second appearance since August 15, with the Mets needing a solid performance to rest the overtaken bullpen from their ragged rotation. He gave hits to the first four batters of the game and required 76 paces. To get through 2 2/3 innings.

New York’s last three starts, Jacob DeGrom, Seth Lugo and Matz have combined for 15 earned runs and 20 hits in 6 1/3 innings. The Mets rallied in Philadelphia to win the last two matches, but were never in this one.

Lame gm?

Mets general manager Brody van Wegen said nothing has changed for him day-to-day and he has not spoken with Steve Cohen since Monday’s announcement that the billionaire hedge fund manager asked the Wilpone and Katz families to buy the club Is agreed. . The deal is subject to approval from Major League Baseball owners. Van Wagenen, who reiterated that he doesn’t think about protecting his own job, said he and Cohen had a chance to sit each other and get to know each other in the winter and talk about ideas and philosophy met.

“I know he’s competitive,” Van Wagenen said.

Van Vagenen said his previous interactions with Cohen have been positive. Cohen also negotiated to buy the Mets last year, but the deal broke down in February. He bought an 8% limited partnership stake in 2012 for $ 40 million.

On another topic, Van Vagenen stated that the Mets had had “preliminary talks in the past” about Michael Dio’s new contract.

Trainer’s room

Braves: Fried was removed from the 10-day injured list on Thursday and Atlanta gave RHP Bryce Wilson an alternative training spot.

Mets: After leaving on Wednesday night in Philadelphia with a hamstring cramp, Degrom threw a side session on Friday and felt good, manager Luis Rojas said. The team will see what the two-time Cy Young Award winner realizes on Saturday before determining if he will stay on schedule, giving him two more starts this season. … 2B Robinson Cano hit 92 mph above Fried in the fourth, above the left wrist and was lifted in the sixth. The X-rays were negative and Rojas said that the canoe is fine. … RHP Dallin Betances (right braided stiffness) faced the hitters at the alternate venue on Thursday. “I heard he is doing very well,” Rojas said. … Kilom, separated since 2 September, with a split nail, was activated from the wounded list. INF Louis Guillorm was given the option of alternate venue.

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Braves: Rookie RHP Ian Anderson (3-0, 1.64 ERA) makes his fifth major league start on Saturday night. The 22-year-old Anderson, drafted for the third time in 2016, went to high school in Clinton Park, about 170 miles from Citi Field. But he was a Boston Red Sox fan like his dad. Anderson said his two brothers live in New York City, although no fans are allowed in the ballpark due to coronavirus, his family and friends will not get to see him in person. He said, “It would definitely be nice to get down here.” “They would all like to be here.”

Mets: Rookie LHP David Peterson (4-2, 4.17 ERA), a first-round pick in 2017, tries to stabilize New York’s reeling rotation. Peterson allowed three runs in six innings and hit a career-high eight Aug. 2 in a 4–0 loss at Atlanta.

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