When Jacob deGrom struck out Freddie Freeman to end the top of the third, it began a string of eight straight Braves hitters who would be retired on strikes.
He got everyone in the Braves lineup to strike out except for Ozzie Albies, who broke up the eight consecutive punchouts with a single in the top of the seventh.
"Through that run, it just felt like I was able to locate whatever pitch I was throwing at the time," deGrom said. "[Tomas] Nido did a good job with me of mixing it up all night. Seeing the swings I was getting on some pitches and sticking with them. And then mixing in the fastball and trying to keep them off-balance. I think that was the key there.
"Tonight, all four pitches were working."
Manager Mickey Callaway had plenty of praise for his ace following the game, as well.
"It was just making every pitch on the corner, exeecuting every single pitch," Callaway said. "That's fun to watch when they punch out eight in a row. It was fantastic. At the bottom of the knees, to the corners. Every pitch in those eight hitters was executed perfectly."
Despite the loss, the Mets set a National League record by striking out 26 Braves hitters in the contest.