The Mets took the field on Saturday night hoping to redeem themselves after a miserable 14-inning affair in which their bats could do nothing to support Jacob deGrom. The offense did a little bit better this time around, but it wasn't enough to make up for the underwhelming performance by Zack Wheeler and the inability of the bullpen to keep the Braves off the board, and the result was a 9-5 loss. Wheeler surrendered a one-out walk to Ozzie Albies in the first inning, which foreshadowed the control problems which would soon come back to haunt him, but he otherwise made it through the first frame unscathed. The Mets unfortunately went down 1-2-3 against opposing starter Max Fried to get their night at the plate started, and the Braves bats came back out in the second ready to strike.
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