The Mets bounced back from Monday night's loss to beat the Braves in a big way, bursting out for 10 runs behind the bat of Pete Alonso while Jacob deGrom pitched deep into the game of a 10-2 win on Tuesday at SunTrust Park. >> Box score
5 things to know from Tuesday's game...
1) Pete Alonso was not messing around this game. The Mets slugger went 4-for-4 with two walks and had three RBI, including an RBI double in the third and a two-run home run in the fourth inning -- his 24th of the season, which is second-best in the MLB. He has 24 extra-base hits with an exit velocity of at least 108 mph, which is seven more than the next best -- Gary Sanchez of the Yankees with 17.
2) Jacob deGrom was back to his 2018 Cy Young form on the mound. The right-hander tried to go for the complete game but allowed back-to-back home runs with one out in the ninth. Still, he tossed 8.1 innings and allowed just five hits and struck out 12 with one hit batsman for his fourth win of the season. DeGrom lowered his ERA to 3.26 from 3.98 on May 17.
3) Michael Conforto also had himself a solid day, ripping an RBI double in the third inning that deflected off a sliding Austin Riley and then blasted a home run, his 14th of the season, to lead off the eighth inning and extend the Mets' lead to 9-0.
4) Jeff McNeil continues to be the perfect table-setter for the Mets, especially hitting in front of Alonso. The left fielder went 3-for-5 and was driven in twice by Alonso and the third time himself, as he belted a ninth inning home run to extend the Mets' lead to 10-0.
5) Robinson Cano picked up his third extra-base hit in as many games since coming off the IL on Sunday. He ripped an RBI double the opposite way into left field in the sixth inning to put the Mets up 7-0 in a 1-for-5 day at the plate.
The Mets will play the rubber game against the Braves on Wednesday with LHP Steven Matz (5-4, 3.93 ERA) on the mound while Atlanta will send LHP Max Fried (7-3, 4.11 ERA).