Mets 13, Braves 2 – Even Cameron Maybin had a hit! –

Mets 13, Braves 2 – Even Cameron Maybin had a hit! – fr

Despite the less-than-stellar names that continue to be at bat for the Mets, the team somehow found a way to have their biggest offensive explosion of the 2021 season, hitting five home runs en route to a 13- win. 2.

Going into the night, the big story was Taijuan Walker’s return from the injured list. The right-handed starting pitcher picked up where he left off showing impressive tricks and keeping the opposing team off the board. He pitched five innings of sterling work, allowing just two hits and one walk without any runs and accumulating eight strikeouts. He threw eighty out of five shots, and Luis Rojas decided not to push him any further on his first outing. The bullpen replaced him and gave up a few points – the first on a wild pitch from Miguel Castro in the sixth and the second on an Ozzie Albies RBI single from Sean Reid-Foley in the eighth – but they were otherwise able to limit the damage.

Yet the story of today’s game was unmistakably the offense. The sticks scored early and often against the Atlanta pitching staff. Starting pitcher Ian Anderson allowed four runs in four innings of work, including on the home runs of James McCann and Jonathan Villar and a single RBI from Dominic Smith. The team then opened the game with a seven-run sixth inning, with two more homers on the sticks of two of the eminent ReplaceMets: Brandon Drury and Billy McKinney. The Mets had more than enough points to secure the win at this point, but struggling Francisco Lindor decided to put the icing on the cake a set later by hitting a two-run homer. Hopefully tonight’s game will be a sign of things to come for him and the Mets offense as a whole.

Full recap to follow.

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