The New York Mets bounced back from Monday’s loss with a doubleheader sweep of the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday at Citi Field. New York won the first game, 5-4, and the second game, 3-0.
David Peterson, who was the 27th man for the doubleheader, started the first game and surrendered four runs (three earned) over five innings while striking out six and walking three. The bullpen did an excellent job as Adam Ottavino, Drew Smith and Edwin Díaz each had scoreless appearances.
New York jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first on a pair of RBI singles by Pete Alonso and Eduardo Escobar.
Travis Demeritte put Atlanta on the board in the top half of the second with a sacrifice fly to center. In the bottom half of the inning, the Mets added two runs to make it 4-1. Francisco Lindor picked up a RBI with a groundout and Pete Alonso grounded one through the left side for a RBI single.
Mark Canha increased the lead in the fourth with a sacrifice fly to right.
The Braves made it a one-run game in the fifth after Matt Olson belted a three-run home run to right.
No runs were scored over the final four innings and the Mets secured the victory.
Mark Jankowski and Alonso each had two-hit games.
In game two, Carlos Carrasco tossed eight shutout innings and the offense did just enough.
Dominic Smith hammered a two-run double to left in the first. In the sixth, Pete Alonso homered to right-center.
Jeff McNeil, James McCann and Alonso each had two hits.
The Mets will send Tylor Megill to the mound on Wednesday afternoon as they look to take three of four from the Braves. First pitch is slated for 1:10 p.m.