(We) don’t give a damn about any trumpet playing band.Mark Knopfler
Dansby Swanson’s 2 run homer in the 5th put the Braves ahead for good 3 – 2, and led the Braves to a 1 game lead in the division and a tie of the season series, 9 – 9.
Matt Olson drove in the initial run in the 4th and added a solo homer in the 6th as the Braves touched Max Scherzer for 9 hits and 4 runs in 5 2/3 innings.
Kyle Wright allowed 7 hits in 5 innings but limited the Mets to 2 runs and picked up his 21st win. Dylan Lee, Jesse Chavez, Raisel Iglesias, and Kenley Jansen were spectacular, allowing only 1 questionable hit. Iglesias and Jansen struck out 2 apiece, and Jansen picked up his 39th save.
The Braves will need to complete the sweep to take the season series, which would give them a 2-game lead and earn the division tiebreaker going into the final series at Miami. Otherwise, the Mets tie the division and hold the tiebreaker going into their final series at home against the Nationals.
Every karma-fearing, superstitious bone in my body says don’t do this, but I got to.
The series wraps up Sunday at 7:00 on ESPN; Charlie Morton and Chris Bassitt scheduled.