Jacob deGrom labored through five innings and the Mets' offense left 10 runners on base as they lost to the Atlanta Braves 7-3 on Sunday at SunTrust Park. >> Box score
Six things to know about Sunday's game
1) DeGrom (2-2) allowed three runs, five hits, four walks and nine strikeouts in five innings, tying a season high with 114 pitches but only in five innings. After going 2-0 with 13 shutout innings in his first two outings of the season, deGrom has allowed nine runs and 13 hits in his last nine innings across two starts.
2) While deGrom allowed only two home runs in his first 10 starts last year, he surrendered two on Sunday, a solo home run to Nick Markakis in the second inning and a solo homer to Josh Donaldson in the fifth.
3) The Mets took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when J.D. Davis hit a solo home run off Julio Teheran, but Markakis' homer tied it at 1. In the third, deGrom allowed a leadoff single to Matt Albies, who stole second, advanced to third on Wilson Ramos' throwing error and scored on Ronald Acuna Jr.'s RBI single to give Atlanta a 2-1 lead.
4) Justin Wilson allowed a two-run homer to Charlie Culberson that made it 5-1, and Johan Camargo hit an RBI double off Paul Sewald to make it 6-1.
5) Amed Rosario and Keon Broxton both had RBI singles in the eighth inning, but Brandon Nimmo struck out against Luke Jackson with two runners on to end the inning.
6) Teheran allowed one run and six hits in six innings.
Noah Syndergaard (1-1, 4.74 ERA) and the Mets begin a three-game series against Aaron Nola (1-0, 6.46 ERA) and the Phillies on Monday at 7 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park.