As a New York resident, I am denied Chip’s incisiveness on days the Braves play the Mets, so if any of my commentary mirrors his, I apologize. I start with history: in the month of June, the Braves have scored 133 runs. This is the 14th highest run total from June 1-June 19 in MLB history. The record is held by the 1929 New York Giants who scored 154. Continuing my theme of the importance of pitching, that team finished 3rd that year. It represents a highly obscure franchise record, though, since the 1950 Boston Braves scored 132. That last run, seemingly superfluous, was actually historic (to the extent that runs in the first 19 days of June is a thing.)
The deGrom-less Mets gave up 7 runs highlighted by two run homers from Freddie and Josh and a pinch hit two run double from Nick. Let’s not face deGrom again. There. That solves that.
Max pitched well, giving up two, one of which involved a misplay on a liner to center which Ronald came in on but might possibly have gotten if he’d gone out on immediately. Maybe not. But I did that a couple of times when I was twelve, so I forgive him. Flowers made an outstanding tag at the plate. Swarzak, Minter and Jackson had no relief issues.
Look: there’s only so much recapping one can do for a Mets game, and I’ve about reached my limit. A day off tomorrow and the Keuchel era begins Friday in the District of Columbia.
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