The Mets salvaged the series finale in Atlanta by a final score of 4-3. They ended their 2 game losing streak and the Braves 5 game winning streak. They finish the first week at 3-3 as they head home to Flushing. Although it is not the hot start most were hoping for, the opening trip has to be viewed as a success after winning the series in Washington, which has not been an easy task the last few years.
Colon continues to fight father time. Despite giving up 3 runs, no thanks to his defense, he cruised through 7 innings, striking out 5 and walking none. Speaking of streaks, Colon contributed with an RBI single, ending a streak of 10 years since his last RBI.
Cuddyer officially welcomed himself to the Mets, finally, with his first inning 2-run homer off of lefty Alex Wood. Those runs wouldn’t stand long, but it is nice to ease the burden, for the offense as well as the starter, early in games.
The Mets bullpen, despite all of the injuries and the suspension to Mejia, continues to thrive. The late off-season addition of Blevins has proven to be valuable as he has shown the ability to shut down tough lefties (Freddie F’n Freeman) and Familia looks calm and confident taking over 9th inning closing duties.