The Atlanta Braves concluded a seven-game road trip with a 9-2 win over the National League East-leading New York Mets on Wednesday afternoon in the finale of a four-game set up at Citi Field in Flushing, NY, which resulted in a 2-2 split in the series amongst division rivals.
Atlanta took a commanding lead with seven runs in the top of the sixth inning to include an RBI groundout from Matt Olson that scored Guillermo Heredia.
Heredia reached home plate again with a two-run homer in the eighth which also scored Dansby Swanson. Here’s Ben Ingram with that call.
Heredia also robbed New York’s Jeff McNeil of a home run in the bottom of the second.
Ian Anderson was credited as the winning pitcher for Atlanta after giving up one run and five hits, walking four, and striking out one in five and one third innings. Tylor Megill took the loss for New York.
The Braves picked up three wins and four losses during their road trip. They are off tonight and will return to their home field at Truist Park in Atlanta on Friday evening to open a three-game set versus the Milwaukee Brewers. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:20 pm. Listen on WLAQ 1410 AM or 96.9 FM; air time is 6:05 pm.
In a minor league update, the Rome Braves beat the Greenville Drive by 9-5 over 10 innings on Wednesday afternoon in Greenville, SC. Those teams’ six game series is now tied at 1-1. Game three is slated for tonight at 7:05 pm.