Takeaways from Tuesday’s 6-4 loss to Braves, including inability to hold late lead

June 6, 2023;  Cumberland, Georgia, USA;  New York Mets third baseman Brett Baty (22) reacts after being called on strike against the Atlanta Braves in the second inning at Truist Park.
June 6, 2023; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; New York Mets third baseman Brett Baty (22) reacts after being called on strike against the Atlanta Braves in the second inning at Truist Park. / Dale Zanine – USA TODAY Sports

Starter dish Carlos Carrasco and the bullpen couldn’t hold onto a late lead as New York fell to the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Tuesday night.

Here are the takeaways…

-The start of the match was delayed by one hour and 40 minutes due to bad weather which did not show up. Despite that, Carrasco was on his game early Tuesday night. After ceding a solo circuit to Ozzie Albies in the second set, Carrasco would establish the vaunted Braves lineup.

That would change in round six. After a Matt Olson starting step, austin riley And Sean Murphy hit consecutive doubles to score two runs. That would chase Carrasco after more than five innings. Drew Smith would come to bring out the next two batters, but Marcell Ozuna lined up a double to score the tying point.

Carrasco’s last line: 5+ IP, six hits, four runs, two walks and four strikeouts.

Smith would throw a wild pitch, allowing Ozuna to go to third, which was followed by a Orlando Arcia single to the infield to give the Braves a 5-4 lead.

– Braves starter Bryce Elder dominated the Mets for the first two innings, but New York’s offense would come alive with a pair of two-run homers in the third. Francois Lindor threw his 11th home run of the season to score Omar Narvaez — back from IL — while Pete Alonso hit his 22nd MLB-leading home run after a Jeff McNeil walk to give the Mets a 4-1 lead at the time.

Heading into Tuesday, Lindor was 1-for-19 in its last five games. Alonso has been 3 for 19 in his last five games. The shortstop went 1 for 3 with a walk and Alonso went 1 for 4 with his second straight game with a homer.

– McNeil had an eventful night in left field Tuesday night. In the sixth inning he allowed Sean Murphy to reach second after throwing the ball in third when he had no chance to catch the runner, and in the eighth he blew the balloon twice allowing Eddie Rosario to get to the third on error. The run would score on a ground fly to give the Braves a 6-4 lead.

Jeff Brigham pitched a clean seventh inning but Adam Ottavino was the pitcher on the mound when the Braves scored their sixth point.

– Alonso, after narrowly hitting his second homer of the game, retired to lead the ninth. Daniel Vogelbach And Starling Marte grounded to end the contest and send the Mets to their fourth straight loss.

Strong points

And after

The Mets continue their three-game series against the Braves on Wednesday at 7:20 p.m.

Max Scherzer (5-2, 3.21 ERA) will be on the mound for the Mets and he will face RHP charlie morton (5-6, 3.62 MPM).

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