The Atlanta Braves fell to the New York Mets 4-3 on Tuesday evening in the middle outing of a three-game National League East set at Truist Park; it was the third straight loss for Atlanta.
The Mets jumped on the board first with a two-run homer by Jonathan Villar in the top of the third inning. The Braves cut the lead to 2-1 on a solo shot by Austin Riley in the bottom of the fifth.
New York made it 3-1 on a sacrifice fly by Pete Alonso in the top of the sixth. Atlanta again put a dent in their lead on a solo home run by Freddie Freeman in the bottom of the inning and evened the score on an RBI single by Marcell Ozuna in the eighth. Tomas Nido hit a solo homerun in the top of the ninth to break that tie and ultimately secure the victory for the Mets, again, by a final score of 4-3.
Will Smith was charged with the loss for Atlanta after giving up that winning run. Starting pitcher Tucker Davidson surrendered three earned runs and five hits, walked one, and struck out five over six innings. Jeurys Familia got the win, while Edwin Diaz picked up the save for New York.
The Mets increased their lead in the NL East with a record of 20-16, and the Braves remain in the middle of that division at 19-23. The teams will meet in their series finale tonight at 7:20 pm. Listen on WLAQ 1410 AM or 96.9 FM; air time is 6:05 pm.