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Mets fall to Braves in a blowout to open series

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images The game featured a rain delay and a potentially significant injury. The Mets gave up thirteen runs to the Braves and unsurprisingly lost as a result. Carlos Carrasco gave up three runs in two innings of work, and after the game was interrupted by a rain delay, the Mets sent him back out there only to see him leave the game early with what the team described as left side tightness. With Carrasco out early, the Mets turned to their lesser relievers and got lesser results. Joely Rodrguez, Adonis Medina, and Mychal Givens combined to surrender ten runs. Thankfully, in the highlight of the night, position player Darin Ruf threw the final two innings and retired six of the seven batters he faced as he prevented the Braves from scoring any more runs. And hey, its worth noting that Jeff McNeil went 4-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored. The game itself is just one loss, and the Mets have the opportunity to bounce back tomorrow. Whether or not Carrascos injury is serious is probably the larger concern as the team goes forward. SB Nation GameThreads Amazin AvenueBattery Power Box scores MLB.comESPN Win Probability Added FanGraphs Whats WPA? Big Mets winner: Jeff McNeil, +5.3% WPABig Mets loser: Carlos Carrasco, -19.3% WPAMets pitchers: -27.8% WPAMets hitters: -22.2% WPATeh aw3s0mest play: Jeff McNeil doubles and advances to third base on an error in the fifth, +4.0% WPA Teh sux0rest play: William Contreras hits a solo home run in the second, -10.4% WPA

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 3:42 am

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