The Mets put together a late-inning surge on Sunday night, beating the Braves, 8-5, at Citi Field. >> Box score
Six things to know from Sunday's game...
1) It was just what the doctor ordered for the Mets in the eighth, when Todd Frazier began things with a solo homer on an 0-2 count to make it a 5-4 game. From there, the Mets capitalized on their opportunities with two outs. Jeff McNeil had a two-run single to take the lead, and Pete Alonso's RBI double gave the Mets some insurance as well.
2) Noah Syndergaard made his return to the hill, and he did well over 5.2 innings of work. Consistently hitting the upper 90s with his fastball, Syndergaard allowed three runs on seven hits (one solo homer to Ronald Acuna), while striking out five and walking three.
3) After blowing his last save opportunity, Edwin Diaz came out strong this time out. He struck out two and didn't allow a hit in the ninth to give himself his 17th save of the season.
4) After being named to the NL All-Star team, McNeil had himself a day. He went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored. J.D. Davis also did well at the plate with a 3-for-5 night including an RBI and run scored.
5) Frazier has been really coming on of late, going 3-for-4 in this one with two RBI. His average is up to .261 now.
6) With the win, the Mets snapped a seven-game losing streak and avoided a sweep of their bitter NL East rival.
The Mets gave the day off Monday before hosting the Yankees fresh off their London Series on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. James Paxton will get the ball for the Yanks, while Mickey Callaway may switch up the rotation to have Zack Wheeler and Jacob deGrom go for the Amazins'