Braves shock Mets 11-10 in huge comeback win

Bill Shanks

The Braves were down 8-2 going into the bottom of the fifth inning. Admit it, you turned the channel, didn't you?

Don't do that. You should know better by now!

The Braves bounced back and won 11-10 with three runs in the fifth inning, one in the sixth and five runs in the eighth inning.

Travis d'Arnaud had a huge bases-clearing double in the eighth inning to give the Braves the lead. Former Met d'Arnaud went 3-for-4 Friday night with five runs batted in.

Dansby Swanson, moved to second in the batting order with Ozzie Albies getting a night off, went 2-for-4 with two runs batted in. His average is at .387 and he's tied atop the RBI leaderboard with Nelson Cruz at 11 apiece.

Sean Newcomb struggled. He went 4.1 innings and allowed six runs on six hits, with one walk and four strikeouts. The bullpen followed him with 4.2 innings and allowed four runs on seven hits, four runs, three walks and seven strikeouts.

Chris Martin got his first save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning, though Mets catcher Wilson Ramos drove Ronald Acuna Jr. to the warning track with the final out and two men aboard.

The Braves play game two of the series Saturday at Truist Park with another 7:10 pm ET start. Touki Toussaint makes his first start of the season, while Michael Wacha will get the ball for the Mets.

The Braves are now 5-3 and have now won three in a row.

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