The Atlanta Braves opened an eight game road trip on Monday by splitting a National League East double header versus the New York Mets at Citi Field. The Mets picked up a win in the opener 4-2, while Braves emerged victorious in the nightcap 1-0.
Highlights included yet another home run from Ronald Acuna Jr that got the Braves on the board in the top of the fifth inning in game two.
Ian Anderson was credited with the win for Atlanta in that second game after giving up just three hits, walking one, and striking out five in five and a third innings of work. Will Smith was credited with the save. Miguel Castro took the loss in relief for New York.
Jacob deGrom was credited with the win, and Edwin Diaz nabbed the save in the first game for New York, whose offensive leader was Dominic Smith with a three-run double in the fifth inning. Kyle Muller was charged with the loss in his first big league start for Atlanta. Ozzie Albies clubbed a two-run homer in the sixth.
The Braves will play game three of their four-game set in New York against the Mets this evening. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 pm. That game will be broadcast on WLAQ 1410 AM and 96.9 FM; air time is 5:55 pm.