Lugo sharp, Mets set team HR record in split with Braves

NEW YORK (AP) Mets starter Seth Lugo certainly likes pitching against the Braves.

The 27-year-old right-hander turned in the best performance of his career, pitching two-hit ball over six innings to improve to 3-0 against Atlanta as New York beat the Braves 3-2 to split a doubleheader Monday night. Lugo lowered his career ERA against Atlanta to 1.35.

Pitching with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, Lugo (7-5) allowed just a pair of singles. He struck out seven, didn't issue a walk and retired his final 12 batters as New York won for the third time in 15 games.

''I think the fact that he knows he can pitch with this little injury that he's got, and now with some rest and some exercises to strengthen it up, I think he knows he can avoid surgery,'' Mets manager Terry Collins said.

Travis d'Arnaud helped New York rebound from a 9-2 loss in the opener with his solo shot in the eighth. It was the 219th homer for the Mets, a franchise season mark. The sparse crowd at Citi Field jeered when the home run apple didn't rise after d'Arnaud's homer, then cheered when it finally came out of the bin it's housed in three batters later.

Brandon Nimmo matched a career high with three hits in the nightcap, including a single off starter Max Fried (1-1) to lead off the third. Juan Lagares, who had four hits in the doubleheader, hit the next pitch back to the mound, and Fried's throw went well over the head of first baseman Rio Ruiz for a two-base error. Asdrubal Cabrera grounded to second to score the first run, and d'Arnaud followed with a double to deep center field to score Lagares.

Atlanta mounted rallies in each of the last two innings, finally breaking through against Jeurys Familia in the ninth. Kurt Suzuki singled and Freddie Freeman reached on a fielding error by Familia. Johan Camargo grounded out to advance the runners, then Jace Peterson singled to left to end the shutout bid.

Pinch-hitter Matt Kemp grounded to first to score Freeman, but Familia rebounded to retire pinch-hitter Tyler Flowers on a grounder for his fifth save of the season.

In the first game, Lucas Sims (3-5) turned in his second strong performance since returning to Atlanta's rotation, allowing two runs and five hits over a career-high 6 2/3 innings.

''He's pitching with a lot of confidence,'' Braves manager Brian Snitker said. ''He's pitching like he's trying to get you out.''

New York's Chris Flexen (3-5) took the loss after giving up four runs over five innings.

FAMILY MATTERS

Joselin Reyes, the 8-year-old daughter of Mets infielder Jose Reyes, sang the national anthem before game one. After her performance, the elder Reyes embraced the younger Reyes and presented her with a large bouquet of flowers.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Braves: After leaving his start on Sept. 14 with a cut on the tip of his right middle finger, RHP Mike Foltynewicz is unlikely to make another start this season.

UP NEXT

RHP R.A. Dickey (10-10, 4.32 ERA) pitches for Atlanta on Tuesday. He'll be opposed by RHP Rafael Montero (5-11, 5.30 ERA). It could be the final start of Dickey's career, who's hinted at retirement after 15 seasons.

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  • W: S. Lugo (7-5)L: M. Fried (1-1)S: J. Familia (5)
  • HR: NYM - T. d'Arnaud (16)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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O. Albies 2B40000013.268.347.442.7891.5
N. Markakis RF40100022.274.355.386.7410.0
K. Suzuki C41200001.278.347.529.8754.0
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a- F. Freeman PH-1B21000002.311.405.5981.0031.0
J. Camargo SS30000112.302.335.460.7940.5
A. Garcia 3B20000010.238.271.333.605-0.5
b- J. Peterson PH-3B20110002.218.317.322.6382.0
L. Adams LF30100020.267.343.422.7652.0
c- M. Kemp PH10010001.277.318.465.7831.0
M. Fried P20000021.000.167.000.167-1.0
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  • a-flied out for Ruiz in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Garcia in the 7th
  • c-grounded out for Adams in the 9th
  • d-singled for Freeman in the 8th
  • e-grounded out for Krol in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Nimmo LF41300010.274.393.433.8265.5
J. Lagares CF41100012.251.297.368.6651.5
A. Cabrera 3B40110004.275.350.427.7772.0
T. d'Arnaud C31221101.246.296.451.74710.0
K. Plawecki 1B30000002.239.327.364.6901.0
J. Familia P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
T. Taijeron RF30000003.159.245.273.5180.0
a- N. Aoki PH-RF00000100.280.330.402.7313.0
M. Reynolds SS40200013.234.328.308.6362.5
G. Cecchini 2B20000001.208.250.278.5281.0
C. Bradford P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- D. Smith PH-1B10000001.203.250.379.6290.0
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J. Reyes 2B10000010.246.316.411.727-0.5
  • a-walked for Taijeron in the 8th
  • b-grounded out for Bradford in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Suzuki (12)
  • RBI - J. Peterson (16), M. Kemp (64)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Nimmo 2 (10), T. d'Arnaud (19), M. Reynolds
  • HR - T. d'Arnaud (16)
  • RBI - A. Cabrera (54), T. d'Arnaud 2 (54)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - O. Albies (4), L. Adams (10)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - N. Aoki (10)
FIELDING
  • E - M. Fried, R. Ruiz (3)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Familia
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Fried (L, 1-1)5.17211203.741.622.0
J. Johnson0.20000005.631.440.0
S. Freeman1.01000202.651.273.0
J. Ramirez0.21111013.191.19-3.0
I. Krol0.10000005.511.440.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Fried (L, 1-1)5.1
J. Johnson0.2
S. Freeman1.0
J. Ramirez0.2
I. Krol0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Lugo (W, 7-5)6.02000704.721.3729.5
J. Blevins (H, 19)0.21001102.961.38-1.5
C. Bradford (H, 3)1.12000103.981.331.5
J. Familia (S, 5)1.02210004.761.547.0
PITCHERSIP
S. Lugo (W, 7-5)6.0
J. Blevins (H, 19)0.2
C. Bradford (H, 3)1.1
J. Familia (S, 5)1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - M. Fried 2 (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fried 75-49, J. Johnson 2-2, S. Freeman 10-10, J. Ramirez 15-9, I. Krol 5-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fried 10-3, J. Johnson 1-0, S. Freeman 1-0, I. Krol 1-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Fried 25, J. Johnson, S. Freeman 4, J. Ramirez 4, I. Krol
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Lugo 81-53, J. Blevins 21-13, C. Bradford 22-17, J. Familia 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Lugo 4-7, C. Bradford 3-0, J. Familia 4-0
  • Batters Faced - S. Lugo 20, J. Blevins 4, C. Bradford 6, J. Familia 6
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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E. Inciarte CF40100001.306.351.412.7631.0
O. Albies 2B40000013.268.347.442.7891.5
N. Markakis RF40100022.274.355.386.7410.0
K. Suzuki C41200001.278.347.529.8754.0
R. Ruiz 1B20000000.201.274.324.5980.0
a- F. Freeman PH-1B21000002.311.405.5981.0031.0
J. Camargo SS30000112.302.335.460.7940.5
A. Garcia 3B20000010.238.271.333.605-0.5
b- J. Peterson PH-3B20110002.218.317.322.6382.0
L. Adams LF30100020.267.343.422.7652.0
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M. Fried P20000021.000.167.000.167-1.0
J. Johnson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Freeman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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M. Johnson PR0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Ramirez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
I. Krol P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
e- T. Flowers PH10000001.285.380.452.8330.0
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  • a-flied out for Ruiz in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Garcia in the 7th
  • c-grounded out for Adams in the 9th
  • d-singled for Freeman in the 8th
  • e-grounded out for Krol in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Nimmo LF41300010.274.393.433.8265.5
J. Lagares CF41100012.251.297.368.6651.5
A. Cabrera 3B40110004.275.350.427.7772.0
T. d'Arnaud C31221101.246.296.451.74710.0
K. Plawecki 1B30000002.239.327.364.6901.0
J. Familia P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
T. Taijeron RF30000003.159.245.273.5180.0
a- N. Aoki PH-RF00000100.280.330.402.7313.0
M. Reynolds SS40200013.234.328.308.6362.5
G. Cecchini 2B20000001.208.250.278.5281.0
C. Bradford P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- D. Smith PH-1B10000001.203.250.379.6290.0
S. Lugo P20000003.143.143.321.4640.0
J. Blevins P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Reyes 2B10000010.246.316.411.727-0.5
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  • a-walked for Taijeron in the 8th
  • b-grounded out for Bradford in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Suzuki (12)
  • RBI - J. Peterson (16), M. Kemp (64)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Nimmo 2 (10), T. d'Arnaud (19), M. Reynolds
  • HR - T. d'Arnaud (16)
  • RBI - A. Cabrera (54), T. d'Arnaud 2 (54)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - O. Albies (4), L. Adams (10)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - N. Aoki (10)
FIELDING
  • E - M. Fried, R. Ruiz (3)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Familia
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Fried (L, 1-1)5.17211203.741.622.0
J. Johnson0.20000005.631.440.0
S. Freeman1.01000202.651.273.0
J. Ramirez0.21111013.191.19-3.0
I. Krol0.10000005.511.440.0
Total8.0932241---
PITCHERSIP
M. Fried (L, 1-1)5.1
J. Johnson0.2
S. Freeman1.0
J. Ramirez0.2
I. Krol0.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Lugo (W, 7-5)6.02000704.721.3729.5
J. Blevins (H, 19)0.21001102.961.38-1.5
C. Bradford (H, 3)1.12000103.981.331.5
J. Familia (S, 5)1.02210004.761.547.0
Total9.0721190---
PITCHERSIP
S. Lugo (W, 7-5)6.0
J. Blevins (H, 19)0.2
C. Bradford (H, 3)1.1
J. Familia (S, 5)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - M. Fried 2 (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fried 75-49, J. Johnson 2-2, S. Freeman 10-10, J. Ramirez 15-9, I. Krol 5-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fried 10-3, J. Johnson 1-0, S. Freeman 1-0, I. Krol 1-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Fried 25, J. Johnson, S. Freeman 4, J. Ramirez 4, I. Krol
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Lugo 81-53, J. Blevins 21-13, C. Bradford 22-17, J. Familia 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Lugo 4-7, C. Bradford 3-0, J. Familia 4-0
  • Batters Faced - S. Lugo 20, J. Blevins 4, C. Bradford 6, J. Familia 6
  • 9TH INNING
    Kemp grounded out to first, Freeman scored, Peterson to second23
    Peterson singled to left, Suzuki scored, Freeman to third13
  • 8TH INNING
    d'Arnaud homered to left center03
  • 3RD INNING
    d'Arnaud doubled to deep right center, Lagares scored02
    Cabrera grounded out to second, Nimmo scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Jeurys Familia pitching
    • K. Suzuki: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Suzuki singled to right center
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Freeman safe at first on Familia fielding error, Suzuki to second
    • J. Camargo: Camargo grounded out to catcher, Suzuki to third, Freeman to second
    • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Peterson singled to left, Suzuki scored, Freeman to third
    • Matt Kemp hit for Lane Adams
    • M. Kemp: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Kemp grounded out to first, Freeman scored, Peterson to second
    • Tyler Flowers hit for Ian Krol
    • T. Flowers: Ball, Strike swinging, Flowers grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 9th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 8TH INNING
    • C. Bradford Pitching:
    • L. Adams: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
    • Matt Adams hit for Sam Freeman
    • M. Adams: Adams singled to shallow right center
    • Micah Johnson ran for Matt Adams
    • E. Inciarte: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Inciarte singled to right, Johnson to second
    • O. Albies: Albies reached on fielder's choice to second, Johnson to third, Inciarte out at second
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Albies stole second, Foul, Markakis grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jose Ramirez pitching
    • T. d'Arnaud: d'Arnaud homered to left center
    • K. Plawecki: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Plawecki fouled out to third
    • Norichika Aoki hit for Travis Taijeron
    • N. Aoki: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Aoki walked
    • M. Reynolds: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Aoki stole second, Foul, Reynolds flied out to center
    • Dominic Smith hit for Chasen Bradford
    • Ian Krol relieved Jose Ramirez
    • D. Smith: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Smith grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Jerry Blevins relieved Seth Lugo
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Markakis struck out looking
    • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Foul, Suzuki doubled to deep left
    • Freddie Freeman hit for Rio Ruiz
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Freeman flied out to center
    • J. Camargo: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Camargo walked
    • Jose Reyes at second
    • Chasen Bradford pitching
    • Jace Peterson hit for Adonis Garcia
    • J. Peterson: Peterson grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Sam Freeman relieved Jim Johnson
    • J. Reyes: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • B. Nimmo: Nimmo doubled to deep left
    • J. Lagares: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Lagares struck out swinging
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • S. Lugo Pitching:
    • M. Fried: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Fried struck out swinging
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Inciarte lined out to third
    • O. Albies: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Albies lined out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • T. Taijeron: Strike looking, Foul, Taijeron lined out to center
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Reynolds singled to center
    • Jim Johnson relieved Max Fried
    • G. Cecchini: Strike looking, Cecchini grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Reynolds out at second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • S. Lugo Pitching:
    • J. Camargo: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Camargo struck out swinging
    • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
    • L. Adams: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • J. Lagares: Strike looking, Ball, Lagares grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Cabrera: Ball, Cabrera reached on an infield single to third
    • T. d'Arnaud: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, d'Arnaud walked, Cabrera to second
    • K. Plawecki: Foul, Strike swinging, Plawecki grounded into double play third to second to first, d'Arnaud out at second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • S. Lugo Pitching:
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Markakis struck out looking
    • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Suzuki flied out to left
    • R. Ruiz: Ruiz grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • G. Cecchini: Ball, Ball, Cecchini grounded out to second
    • S. Lugo: Lugo grounded out to third
    • B. Nimmo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Nimmo struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • S. Lugo Pitching:
    • L. Adams: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Adams singled to left center
    • M. Fried: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul tip, Fried struck out on foul tip
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Adams stole second, Foul, Inciarte grounded out to shortstop
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Albies struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Strike looking, Nimmo singled to left
    • J. Lagares: Lagares safe at first on Fried fielding error, Nimmo to third, Lagares to second
    • A. Cabrera: Foul, Cabrera grounded out to second, Nimmo scored
    • T. d'Arnaud: Foul, d'Arnaud doubled to deep right center, Lagares scored
    • K. Plawecki: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Plawecki hit by pitch
    • T. Taijeron: Taijeron lined out to center
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Reynolds struck out looking
    • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 2ND INNING
    • S. Lugo Pitching:
    • R. Ruiz: Strike looking, Ball, Ruiz flied out to deep left
    • J. Camargo: Strike looking, Foul, Camargo grounded out to second
    • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Garcia flied out to center
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • K. Plawecki: Ball, Plawecki safe at first on 3rd baseman Ruiz fielding error
    • T. Taijeron: Ball, Taijeron reached on fielder's choice to third, Plawecki out at second
    • M. Reynolds: Reynolds doubled to deep right center, Taijeron to third
    • G. Cecchini: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cecchini hit by pitch
    • S. Lugo: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Lugo grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Cecchini out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 1ST INNING
    • S. Lugo Pitching:
    • E. Inciarte: Inciarte grounded out to shortstop
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Ball, Albies flied out to left
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Markakis singled to left
    • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Ball, Suzuki lined out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Max Fried pitching
    • Seth Lugo pitching
    • Max Fried pitching
    • Seth Lugo pitching
    • B. Nimmo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Nimmo doubled to deep left
    • J. Lagares: Ball, Lagares singled to left
    • A. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Cabrera grounded into double play third to second to first, Nimmo to third, Lagares out at second
    • T. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, d'Arnaud grounded out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)