The offensive woes continued for the New York Mets on Wednesday afternoon, as they dropped their second-straight game to the Atlanta Braves, 2-0.
The Mets, who lost 8-2 on Tuesday night, once again let down their ace pitcher, Jacob deGrom, who allowed one earned run in seven innings, with seven strikeouts.
deGrom has posted an ERA of 0.87 in his last 10 starts, allowing just six ER in 62.1 IP. The Mets are 2-8 in those 10 games. This season, the all-star pitcher is 4-1 with an ERA of 1.57.
deGrom has given up one run or less in nine of his last 10 starts.
"You can tell nobody is happy that we are losing," deGrom said. "You have to score runs to win, and we haven't been doing that. Nobody is happy with what's going on."
Offensively, it was more of the same for the Mets, who were no-hit through six innings until Michael Conforto singled off of starting pitcher Mike Soroka. Soroka started for the first time since an injury landed him on the 10-day disabled list on May 17. The hit ended an 0-for-22 hit-less streak for Conforto, the longest such of his career.
The Mets were outhit 8-2.
For the Braves, Freddie Freeman was responsible for Atlanta's two runs. He hit an RBI single off deGrom to bring in Dansby Swanson in the fourth, and extended his home run streak to three-straight games after launching a solo shot to right center field off relief pitcher Jerry Blevins in the eighth.
"One run against deGrom is like six. He never makes mistakes," Freeman said. "... When we had our advance meeting in the morning, it's almost like you just say 'Good luck and hopefully you hit one today."
The Braves extended their lead at the top of the NL East, with the Nationals sitting 1.5 games behind. Their homestand will continue as they open a four-game series against the San Diego Padres on Thursday night.
The Mets will continue their road trip as they head to Arizona to start a four-game series with the Diamondbacks on Thursday night.