In case you missed it on Saturday Sept. 12
The Mets won their sixth in a row in Atlanta, rallying for two runs in the ninth for a 6-4 victory after Tyler Clippard gave up a game-tying three run homer in the eighth.
With Washington's loss in Miami, the Mets lead the NL East by 9 1/2 games with 20 to play. The magic number is 12.
With their 81st win, the Mets broke a six-year streak of losing seasons.
Yoenis Cespedes had two RBI to give him 41 in 39 games as a Met. His grounder in the ninth added an insurance run after Kelly Johnson's RBI single scored pinch runner Eric Young Jr. In the eighth, Cespedes hit his eighth homer in 11 days and 16th since joining the Mets.
Terry Collins said Cespedes, David Wright and d'Arnaud will have the day off Sunday.
The three-run homer by Braves pinch hitter Adonis Garcia cost Noah Syndergaard a win. Syndergaard held the Braves to one run and two hits in seven innings while striking out eight.
Collins said after the game that Syndergaard's starts will be capped at seven innings for the rest of the regular season. Syndergaard, expected to make three more starts, has pitched 159 innings this season, 22 more than last season at Triple-A Las Vegas.
Collins is also giving Clippard a day off after pitching for the seventh time in 11 days.