When Kameron Loe is your team's starting pitcher, is there any doubt as to the outcome?
Loe was given a spot start in place of Julio Teheran and performed about as well as one would expect, surrendering a pair of homers as Atlanta dropped the series finale to the Mets 5-2.
Andrew Brown's two-run homer in the first inning immediately put Loe and the Braves behind the eight ball. Meanwhile, Atlanta failed to capitalize on a scoring opportunity in the first following a walk and muffed catch in left field. In the third inning, Lucas Duda led off with a homer; Juan Lagares grounded out with runners at first and third for another run; miscommunication between Evan Gattis and B.J. Upton allowed a fly ball by Dillon Gee to drop that plated the third run of the inning.
Loe allowed 11 hits in 4.1 innings and walked three without striking out anyone. Dillon Gee continued giving Braves hitters fits, striking out five in seven innings; he gave up just four hits and one run.
Atlanta's lone run against Gee scored in the fifth on B.J. Upton's sacrifice fly; Freddie Freeman homered in the eighth to cut New York's lead to three. Freddy Garcia and Anthony Varvaro held the Mets scoreless over the final 4.2 innings.
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