NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Freddie Freeman added three extra hits to his burgeoning MVP marketing campaign, Ozzie Albies hit two of Atlanta’s six homers and the Braves battered New York Mets pitching Friday evening in a 15-2 blowout that thrust them nearer to a 3rd consecutive NL East title.
Max Fried (7-0) returned from a short keep on the injured checklist on account of a again spasm and breezed via 5 innings that solely assist his credentials for the NL Cy Younger Award. The left-hander hasn’t allowed a house run since Sept. 10 final yr.
Freeman laced a two-run double and Marcell Ozuna adopted with a protracted two-run homer within the second off Steven Matz (0-5), handed his newest drubbing in a misplaced season as he got here again from shoulder discomfort.
Atlanta pounded out 17 hits and opened a four-game lead over second-place Miami, which misplaced at dwelling to Washington. The Braves have 9 video games remaining.
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The simplest pitcher for the Mets was veteran third baseman Todd Frazier, who tossed a 1-2-Three ninth that included a known as strikeout of Adam Duvall.
New York started the day 1 half video games out of the ultimate NL playoff spot.
9 days after setting a Nationwide League document for runs since 1900 in a 29-9 romp towards the Marlins, the Braves appeared desperate to threaten their very own mark already as Travis d’Arnaud and Albies every hit a two-run homer in a six-run fourth towards Franklyn Kilome. Nick Markakis hit a two-run double.
Ronald Acuna Jr. and Austin Riley additionally went deep for Atlanta. Acuna additionally doubled and scored thrice within the leadoff spot.
With the Mets needing a stable begin from its ragged rotation to relaxation an overtaxed bullpen, Matz couldn’t ship in his first begin and second look since Aug. 15. He gave up hits to the primary 4 batters of the sport and wanted 76 pitches to get via 2 2/Three innings.
New York’s previous three starters, Jacob deGrom, Seth Lugo and Matz, have mixed to surrender 15 earned runs and 20 hits in 6 1/Three innings. The Mets rallied to win the earlier two video games in Philadelphia anyway, however have been by no means on this one in any respect.
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Mets basic supervisor Brodie Van Wagenen mentioned nothing has modified for him on a day-to-day foundation and he hasn’t spoken with Steve Cohen since Monday’s announcement that the billionaire hedge fund manager has agreed to buy the club from the Wilpon and Katz families. The deal is topic to the approval of Main League Baseball house owners. Van Wagenen, who reiterated he doesn’t take into consideration his personal job safety, mentioned he and Cohen had an opportunity to take a seat down and get to know one another a bit final winter and discuss concepts and philosophies.
“I do know he’s aggressive,” Van Wagenen mentioned.
Van Wagenen mentioned his previous interactions with Cohen have been optimistic. Cohen additionally entered negotiations to purchase the Mets final yr, however the deal fell aside in February. He purchased an 8% restricted partnership stake in 2012 for $40 million.
On one other matter, Van Wagenen mentioned the Mets have had “preliminary conversations previously” a few new contract for Michael Conforto.
Braves: Fried was reinstated from the 10-day injured checklist Thursday, and Atlanta optioned RHP Bryse Wilson to its alternate coaching website.
Mets: After leaving Wednesday evening’s outing in Philadelphia with a proper hamstring spasm, deGrom stays everyday. Supervisor Luis Rojas mentioned the group nonetheless has plans for deGrom to make two extra begins this season, which might possible require a return by Tuesday. … 2B Robinson Canó was hit on the left wrist by a 92 mph sinker from Fried within the fourth and eliminated within the sixth. … RHP Dellin Betances (proper lat tightness) confronted hitters Thursday on the alternate website. “I heard he’s doing nice,” Rojas mentioned. … Kilome, sidelined since Sept. 2 with a cut up fingernail, was activated from the injured checklist. INF Luis Guillorme was optioned to the alternate website.
Braves: Rookie RHP Ian Anderson (3-0, 1.64 ERA) makes his fifth main league begin Saturday evening. The 22-year-old Anderson, drafted third general in 2016, went to highschool in Clifton Park, about 170 miles north of Citi Subject. However he was a Boston Pink Sox fan, like his dad. Anderson mentioned he has two brothers dwelling in New York Metropolis, although with no followers permitted on the ballpark due to the coronavirus, his household and buddies received’t get the prospect to see him pitch in individual. “It positively could be good to have them down right here,” he mentioned. “They’d all like to be right here.”
Mets: Rookie LHP David Peterson (4-2, 4.17 ERA), a first-round choose in 2017, tries to regular New York’s reeling rotation. Peterson allowed three runs over six innings and struck out a career-high eight Aug. 2 in a 4-Zero loss at Atlanta.
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