The Mets began their critical five-game series against a division foe with a sleepy loss, but they salvaged the evening with their ninth doubleheader split of the season.
The Mets’ (53-45) first-place division lead over the Braves (49-51) stayed put at five games after the doubleheader split. But Atlanta will look to chip away this week at Citi Field in what could end up being a decisive series for the two clubs.
GAME 1 HIGHLIGHTS:
GAME 2 HIGHLIGHTS: