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In Mondays second game, Acuna helped the Braves out with his glove prior to breaking in with the bat. The 23-year-old right fielder represented the first out of the 2nd inning when he tossed out Pete Alonso trying to advance to third on Smiths single.
The Braves left the bases filled in the very first against Mets area starter Jerad Eickhoff and stranded runners in each of the next three frames before Acuna greeted Miguel Castro (2-2) with a leadoff homer in the 5th.
The long ball ended up making a winner of Ian Anderson (5-3). The right-hander enabled 3 hits and one walk while setting out 5 over 5 1/3 innings. He exited following a double by Jonathan Villar, who was injured while racing to second.
The Mets without delay made baserunning errors on back-to-back pitches to help ensure Anderson remained in line for the win following his departure. Pinch runner Jose Peraza was tossed out attempting to advance to third on a grounder to short by Francisco Lindor, who was chosen off first before Minter might throw a pitch to Jeff McNeil.
Will Smith made his 14th save in eventful style by entering and out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh. Smith got Kevin Pillar to line out dramatically to third for the second out prior to retiring pinch player Brandon Drury on a popup.
Eickhoff, making his Mets launching and his first look in the majors since 2019, permitted three hits and three walks while setting out 3 over 4 scoreless innings.
— Field Level Media
Ronald Acuna Jr. once again homered for the lone run in a split-salvaging 2nd video game of a doubleheader Monday night, when his fifth-inning shot lifted the going to Atlanta Braves to a 1-0 win over the New York Mets.
In the opener, Jacob deGrom enabled one hit over 5 scoreless innings and Dominic Smith had a three-run double in the 5th inning of the Mets 4-2 success.
The Braves have won 4 of their last six games. The Mets have lost 5 of 7.
On Sunday, Acuna homered in the 3rd inning to supply the only run in the Braves 1-0 win in the second video game of a doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals. Atlanta fell 9-1 in the first video game.
The long ball wound up making a winner of Ian Anderson (5-3). The right-hander allowed 3 hits and one walk while striking out 5 over 5 1/3 innings. He exited following a double by Jonathan Villar, who was injured while racing to second.