Julio Teheran flirted with a no-hitter and the Atlanta Braves’ offense flexed its muscles in an 11-0 win over the New York Mets Thursday afternoon. The Braves sweep the series and have now won five straight games.
Atlanta didn’t waste any time against Mets starter Jason Vargas as they scored three times in the first with the big blow coming off the bat of Kurt Suzuki.
Ronald Acuña Jr. just continues to light up #statcast!— #Statcast (@statcast) May 3, 2018
This 112-mph, 451-foot blast has the 3rd-highest exit velocity of any @Braves HR since the system came online in 2015. It ties for the club’s 2nd-longest HR in that span. pic.twitter.com/zhDBlrOvNp
Ronald Acuña Jr. had another three hit day including a mammoth home run into the second deck at Citi Field.
Nick Markakis went 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and his fifth home run of the season which gave Atlanta a 6-0 lead.
Not to be outdone, Ozzie Albies added a three-run bomb of his own in the seventh to blow the game wide open.
Julio Teheran came back from an injury scare in his last start and took a no-hitter into the seventh inning. He allowed two hits and two walks while striking out six.
#Braves pitchers @Mike_Soroka28, @SeanNewk and @Julio_Teheran combined to allow just one run over 20.0 innings in their starts against the Mets. That is the fewest runs Atlanta starters have ever allowed in a three-game series against New York.#ChopOn pic.twitter.com/ploUY1Lbpz— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 3, 2018
Post game interviews
“We’ve got a tough lineup, up and down. Other teams are starting to notice that.”— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) May 3, 2018
— Nick Markakis after @Braves’ 11-run, 15-hit offensive clinic in New York.#Braves | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/manrje8i5M