The Mets had an impressive pitching performance against the Braves on Friday, but fell short 2-1 in the end.
New York tied a National League record by recording 26 strikeouts against Atlanta, and 13 of those came from Jacob deGrom in the 14-inning contest. Eight different Mets pitchers notched Ks.
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Not a single Brave got more than one hit in the game, but Freddie Freeman and Billy Hamilton each had RBIs.
Atlanta has now won six straight and still sits atop the National League East with a 78-52 record.
The Mets on the other hand had their five-game winning streak snapped. They are 67-61 in 2019 and only two games back from the National League's second wild-card spot.
Studs of the night
Juan Soto went 3 for 4 and hit a home run in Washington's 9-3 victory against Chicago.
Aristides Aquino went 3 for 4 and hit a home run in Cincinnati's 3-2 loss to the Pirates.
Duds of the night
Jorge Soler was hitless in four at-bats as the Royals fell to the Indians 4-1.
Ty Blach game up seven runs in four innings in the Orioles' 7-1 loss to the Rays.
The Yankees' Gary Sanchez reached 100 home runs faster than any catcher in the history of MLB.
Braves (78-52) at Mets (67-61) 7:10 p.m. ET — New York is chasing Atlanta in the division standings and is hoping to move into playoff contention soon. Friday's matchup went down to the wire and the second game of the series should be a quality game as well.