The New York Mets (59-69) had another chance to win a series against the Atlanta Braves (82-44) but could not get it done as they were blanked 7-0 on Wednesday night at Truist Park.
New York managed just three hits and struck out 14 times, 11 of which were against Braves right-hander Charlie Morton, who tossed seven shutout frames. DJ Stewart had two of the team’s three hits.
Jose Quintana surrendered five runs on nine hits over 5 1/3 innings. The left-hander had allowed just one through the first five.
Phil Bickford came on in relief and allowed two runs before Sean Reid-Foley recorded three outs in his first MLB game since last May.
The Mets will get the day off Thursday before they open a three-game series with the Los Angeles Angels on Friday at 7:10 p.m.