Remembering Mets History (2022): Carlos Carrasco Shuts Out Braves for Eight Innings In 3-0 Victory

Tuesday May 3rd, 2022: Buck Showalter's Mets (18-8) were atop the NL East leading the Miami Marlins by 4.5 games on the young season. Tonight, they hosted Brian Snitker's reigning Champion Atlanta Braves (11-15). 

The Braves were struggling early on, already seven & half games behind the Mets. Tonight's starters were Kyle Wright (3-0) for the Braves vs the Mets Carlos Carrasco (1-1)

In the top of the 1st Ronald Acuna Jr. led off with a double, but Carlos Carrasco got out of the
inning retiring Matt Olson, striking out Austin Riley & getting Marcell Ozuna to hit a comebacker to the mound.

The Mets struck right away as Brandon Nimmo led off with a base hit. After Francisco Lindor was retired Jeff McNeil singled as well. Pete Alonso moved the runners over on a ground ball then Dom Smith doubled bringing in both runners to make it 2-0. Later in the 6th inning, Pete Alonso led off with his 5th HR of the season giving the Mets their third run.

In the top of the 2nd, the Braves got two men aboard with lead off singles. Carrasco then struck out Travis Demeritte & got Dansby Swanson to pop out in foul territory. After throwing a wild pitch he struck out William Contrares to end the inning.

After a leadoff walk in the 3rd, Carrasco retired the next eight Braves in a row. In the top of the 6th Matt Olsen led off with a double, but Carrasco set down the next three Braves. 

He issued a walk in the 7th & another double in the 8th inning but struck out Austin Riley & got Ozuna to ground out to Jeff McNeil at second.

Carrasco's night was done, he shut out the Braves for eight innings, allowing six hits with two walks & striking out five. He got to 2-1 on the season. It was one of his best outings of the year as he would hold his opponent down to no runs six times on the year, but it was the only time he went eight innings on the season. 

He ended the year at 15-7, tying Chris Bassitt for most wins on the staff.

Seth Lugo closed out the 3-0 shut out with a scoreless 9th inning.

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