The phrase “Never quit under Snit” was in full effect Friday night as the Braves erased multiple 5 run deficits against the Mets. The Braves got the party going early with singles from Freeman and Ozuna. Matt Adams and Travis d’Arnaud followed with singles of their own putting the Braves up early 2-0. This was the beginning of a career night for d’Arnaud. Sean Newcomb was on the bump and cruised through the first 3 innings giving up just 1 hit while striking out three.
The Mets tied the game in the fourth after Pete Alonso walked and was followed by a J.D. Davis home run turning around a hanging breaking ball that was just out of reach of Marcell Ozuna. The breaks slowly came off in the fifth as Robinson Canó lead off the inning with a moonshot home run to the right field seats. Three singles sandwiched in between a Rosario fly out left the bases loaded with one out. This would be the end of the night for Newcomb as Snitker went to the bullpen bringing in righty Jhoulys Chacín. This wasn’t a fan favorite choice as social media went off the deep end following the next chain of events. Chacín promptly walked his first batter Pete Alonso making it 4-2 Mets. After a J.D Davis strikeout, Michael Conforto was also walked pushing the lead to 5-2. A Yoenis Céspedes double and Robinson Canó single made it 8-2 and an almost insurmountable lead.