Mets sunk by late run in loss to Braves as NL East lead shrinks

ATLANTA — This wasn’t the time for the Mets to end their impressive streak of series won or tied against division foes, but maybe they were just fortunate they weren’t swept. 

Whatever the case, the Braves seem determined to stick around. Thursday night the Mets squandered a chance for an acceptable series split, watching as two grounders turned into the run that buried them in a 3-2 loss to the Braves at Truist Park. 

After winning or tying their first 16 series against the NL East this season the Mets left town with three losses in four games against the defending World Series champions. The Mets lead the Braves by 3 ½ games in the NL East. The teams still have three games remaining against each other, beginning Sept. 30 in Atlanta. 

Jacob deGrom pitches on Thursday during the Mets' loss to the Braves.
Jacob deGrom pitches on Thursday during the Mets’ loss to the Braves.
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Dansby Swanson, left, celebrates with Matt Olson after scoring in the third inning.
Dansby Swanson, left, celebrates with Matt Olson after scoring in the third inning.
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