The Atlanta Braves won against the New York Mets in the first game of their doubleheader on Monday with a final score of 9-8. The game saw an impressive display of hitting from Braves player Sean Murphy, who hit two three-run homers in the first and seventh innings.
The win marked the Braves’ second consecutive victory and their fifth win in their last six games. In contrast, the Mets have struggled in their recent games, suffering six losses in their last seven matches.
Murphy was undoubtedly the standout player of the game, hitting his eighth and ninth homers of the season, and securing his third career multi-home run game. He also matched his career high with six RBIs in the game.
The Mets attempted to close the gap, but the Braves’ lead proved too much for them to overcome. Kevin Pillar hit a two-run shot, and Ronald Acuna Jr. scored a solo homer, measured at 448 feet, landing in the front row of the upper deck, adding to the Braves’ total of four home runs.
Atlanta starter Spencer Strider pitched for five innings, allowing four runs on five hits, three walks, and eight strikeouts. A.J. Minter pitched the ninth and earned his sixth save, although he allowed a two-out pinch-hit home run to Eduardo Escobar.
The Mets used Denyi Reyes as their opener, but he struggled, allowing five runs on five hits with one walk and two strikeouts in just one-plus inning. Francisco Lindor’s RBI single in the first inning and Pete Alonso’s three-run shot in the third inning contributed to the Mets’ score.
Although Brett Baty’s solo homer in the sixth inning cut the lead to just one run, Murphy’s second homer of the game secured the win for the Braves at 9-5. The Mets managed to score twice in the seventh inning, but it wasn’t enough to turn the game in their favor.
Overall, the game was a display of the Braves’ prowess, particularly Murphy’s hitting ability, securing their second consecutive win against the Mets. The Braves will be hoping to continue their winning streak as they face off against the Mets again in their second game of the doubleheader.