The Mets couldn't get much going on offense, falling to the Braves 2-1 on Sunday afternoon. >> Box score
Five takeaways from Sunday's game
1) Steven Matz delivered a strong start, allowing just one earned run and two hits over 6.0 innings of work. The lefty threw 102 pitches and struck out six batters... somehow, Josh Donaldson lifted a home run to left field in the second inning... Matz is now 8-8 on the season.
2) Donaldson now has nine home runs on the season against the Mets, after hitting two bombs Sunday afternoon... bringing his season total to 32 home runs.
3) Paul Sewald struck out the side in the top of the eighth inning, giving him a total of four strikeouts on the day. He allowed just one hit -- a solo home run to Donaldson in the seventh inning.
4) The Mets rallied late after Pete Alonso hit a double in the ninth and eventually scored when Todd Frazier reached on a fielder's choice. Joe Panik grounded out with runners on first and second to end the game.
5) Braves starter Dallas Keuchel was in a groove, striking out seven and allowing just four hits over 7.0 innings of work. He's now allowed one or less runs in three-straight starts.
The Mets have an off day tomorrow, and will start a three-game series with the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. RHP Marcus Stroman (7-11, 3.18 ERA) gets the start for the Mets, while the Cubs are yet to announce a starter.