The Mets defeated the Braves Friday Night by a score of 5-1, extending their winning streak to five games. The Nationals lost to Miami, extending the Mets NL East lead to 8.5 games, the largest lead they have had all season. (Dare I say, un-catchable?)
Steven Matz struck out two and gave up six hits through five innings of work, lowering his career ERA to 1.88. Atlanta’s only run came off of rookie Daniel Castro’s solo homer in the fifth inning. Scoreless innings from Erik Goeddel, Addison Reed (three strikeouts!), Tyler Clippard, and Jeurys Familia shut down the Braves in the final four innings of the game.
Yoenis Cespedes, again, accounted for the majority of the Mets’ offense. Cespedes went 3-for-5 and drove in three, including a moonshot to add two insurance runs in the top of the ninth off Arodys Vizcaino.
Daniel Murphy and Michael Conforto each had two hits in the win.
Tomorrow will be another rookie matchup, as Noah Syndergaard (8-6, 3.31 ERA) will take on the struggling Williams Perez (5-6, 5.42 ERA). Game time is scheduled for 7:10pm in Atlanta.