Devin Mesoraco hit a game-tying home run in the ninth inning, but Nick Markakis answered with a solo home run in the 10th inning to propel the Braves to a 5-4 win over the Mets on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field.
Things you should know about today's game...
1) The Mets watched their 3-0 lead evaporate by the seventh inning and found themselves playing catch-up in the ninth. Atlanta scored a run in the fifth, two in the seventh, and took a 4-3 lead in the ninth inning before Mesoraco's home run saved the Mets for one more inning.
2) Corey Oswalt allowed three runs on eight hits in six-plus innings on Sunday in his first major league outing since July 25. He struck out four and did not walk a batter, but fell victim to the long ball as Julio Teheran hit a solo home run in the fifth and Ender Inciarte hit a two-run homer in the seventh.
3) Wilmer Flores had two hits, including an RBI single in the first inning to drive in Amed Rosario. Jeff McNeil, fresh off a four-hit game on Saturday night, plated Rosario two innings later to give the Mets a 2-0 advantage. Austin Jackson took Teheran deep in the fourth inning for the Mets' final run until Mesoraco's ninth-inning blast.
4) After Oswalt's departure, Paul Sewald and Jerry Blevins strung together brief scoreless outings, but Seth Lugo gave up the go-ahead run in the ninth inning when Ronald Acuna hit an RBI double to right field.
5) Jose Bautista went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts, while Jose Reyes went 0-for-3 and Todd Frazier went 0-for-2. The Mets were 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position.
The Mets and Reds will begin a three-game series at Citi Field on Monday. Noah Syndergaard will face Homer Bailey in a 7:10 p.m. matchup