It was a rough day at the office for the New York Mets (52-65) on Saturday as they were swept in a doubleheader by the Major League-leading Atlanta Braves (75-41).
New York dropped the opener 21-3 before falling 6-0 in the nightcap.
In Game 1, the Mets gave up six home runs and allowed at least a run in seven of the nine innings. The game got out of hand, forcing position player Danny Mendick to pitch for the second time this season.
Denyi Reyes surrendered five runs, Reed Garrett allowed six, Josh Walker gave up two, and Mendick allowed eight.
Daniel Vogelbach provided all the offense with a three-run shot, his eighth long ball of the season.
In Game 2, Jose Quintana tossed six innings of one-run ball, but the offense couldn’t generate anything, and the bullpen put the game out of reach in the late innings.
New York managed just five hits, two of which came from Brandon Nimmo.
The Mets will try to avoid the four-game sweep on Sunday at 7:10 p.m. with Kodai Senga on the bump.