DeGrom, Alonso lead Mets to a 10-2 rout of 1st-place Braves

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves are one of baseball's best offensive teams.

Jacob deGrom made them look helpless.

The reigning NL Cy Young winner took a shutout into the ninth inning and got plenty of run support from Pete Alonso and his teammates, leading the New York Mets to a much-needed 10-2 rout of the first-place Braves on Tuesday night.

''He's the best pitcher in baseball,'' Atlanta slugger Freddie Freeman said. ''He was still throwing 97, 98 mph in the seventh inning. He had that little something extra tonight, and we caught the brunt of it.''

Alonso homered to highlight the first four-hit game of his young career, Michael Conforto and Jeff McNeil also went deep, and every Mets starter had at least one hit in the 15-hit barrage, which helped ease some of the tension after a 12-3 loss the previous night.

''A win was important,'' said Mets manager Mickey Callaway, who called a meeting with his slumping team before the game. ''I don't care how many runs we scored. If we had won 2-1, it would've been the same to me.''

The Braves had scored 90 runs while winning 10 of 11 games to seize the lead in the NL East. But deGrom (4-6) dominated their potent lineup , allowing just five hits, striking out 10 and even helping himself at the plate, leading off the sixth with a double and coming around to score.

''I felt like in the bullpen (before the game), I was throwing pretty much every pitch where I wanted to,'' deGrom said. ''There are times when that happens and you go out and stink. I was able to bring it from there to the game.''

Freeman and Josh Donaldson hit back-to-back homers off deGrom in the ninth, ending a bid for the second shutout and fourth complete game of his career. Robert Gsellman came on for the beleaguered Mets bullpen to strike out the final two Atlanta hitters.

''I wanted to finish that one,'' deGrom said. ''I made a couple of mistakes, and they hit the ball out of the ballpark.''

The Mets knocked out Braves starter Julio Teheran (5-5) with six runs over the first four innings. Alonso's RBI double in the third sparked a four-run outburst that got the Mets rolling toward just their second win in six games. The rookie first baseman finished off Teheran with a two-run shot in the fourth, launching a 426-foot drive over the center-field wall.

Alonso also had a double in the first, a walk in the sixth and an infield single in the seventh to complete his big night. In addition to three RBIs, he scored three times.

Conforto added another long homer in the eighth, driving one toward the Chop House restaurant in right field while Matt Joyce barely moved as the ball sailed over his head. Conforto and Todd Frazier both had two RBIs, while McNeil chipped in with three hits.

JULIO STUMBLES

Teheran shrugged off his first loss since April 30.

''It feels weird,'' he said. ''It's been a while since I gave up that many runs. But everything was going their way today.''

This has been a bounce-back season for Teheran, a former ace who has struggled the past few years. He had gone 3-0 in his previous eight starts, not allowing more than one earned run in any of those games.

This one got away early.

''I don't feel like I had my best stuff,'' Teheran said, ''and they were swinging the bat really good.''

BULLPEN SHAKEUP

The Mets shook up their bullpen before the game, placing Jeurys Familia (7.81 ERA) on the 10-day injured list and optioning Drew Gagnon (7.65) to Triple-A Syracuse. Right-hander Stephen Nogosek and lefty Daniel Zamora got the call from the minors.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: LHP Justin Wilson was scratched from his rehab appearance at Triple-A Syracuse because of tightness in his elbow. Wilson was 1-1 with 4.82 ERA in 10 appearances for the Mets before he went on the injured list with left elbow soreness. ... Familia was placed on the IL with a bone spur in his pitching shoulder after giving up three runs and recording only one out in Monday's loss.

Braves: RHP Kevin Gausman will head to Atlanta's spring training complex in North Port, Florida to continue his rehab from plantar fasciitis in the right foot. He will work toward returning to the Braves as a starter, though his future may be in the bullpen after Dallas Keuchel joins the Braves rotation, perhaps by this weekend.

UP NEXT

Atlanta LHP Max Fried (7-3, 4.11 ERA) will look to snap out of his slump when he faces New York LHP Steven Matz (5-4, 3.93). Fried got off to a brilliant start for the Braves this season, but he's surrendered 17 earned runs in 20 1/3 innings over his last four starts.

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ATL43-31
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  • W: J. deGrom (4-6)L: J. Teheran (5-5)
  • HR: NYM - M. Conforto (14), J. McNeil (4), P. Alonso (24), ATL - J. Donaldson (13), F. Freeman (20)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. McNeil LF53311101.333.404.470.87414.0
P. Alonso 1B43431200.274.359.624.98217.0
D. Smith 1B00000000.348.448.5621.0090.0
R. Cano 2B51110115.239.289.386.6754.5
M. Conforto RF42221101.262.384.507.89011.0
J. Lagares CF00000000.192.261.272.5330.0
T. Frazier 3B30120201.255.346.414.7605.0
A. Rosario SS50110025.245.285.405.6903.0
C. Gomez CF-RF40100131.208.287.364.6512.5
T. Nido C50100015.217.230.333.5630.5
J. deGrom P51100035.212.257.364.6211.5
R. Gsellman P00000000.0001.000.0001.0000.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    R. Acuna CF40000012.297.376.512.888-0.5
    D. Swanson SS30100020.262.328.470.7981.0
    G. Dayton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    M. Joyce RF10000000.294.385.485.8700.0
    F. Freeman 1B41111011.313.402.597.9995.5
    J. Donaldson 3B41211011.259.363.482.8456.5
    N. Markakis RF30000011.271.361.415.776-0.5
    J. Tomlin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    a- C. Culberson PH10000010.340.379.6231.002-0.5
    A. Riley LF30000020.283.336.598.9340.0
    B. McCann C30000001.296.361.504.8650.0
    O. Albies 2B30000011.283.346.468.813-0.5
    J. Teheran P10000010.138.138.172.310-0.5
    T. Toussaint P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    b- J. Camargo PH-SS20100010.242.282.363.6450.5
    • a-struck out for Tomlin in the 9th
    • b-struck out for Toussaint in the 6th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. McNeil (16), P. Alonso 2 (16), R. Cano (15), M. Conforto (14), J. deGrom (2)
    • HR - J. McNeil (4), P. Alonso (24), M. Conforto (14)
    • RBI - J. McNeil (21), P. Alonso 3 (57), R. Cano (16), M. Conforto 2 (35), T. Frazier 2 (24), A. Rosario (37)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Cano 3 (3), M. Conforto, T. Nido, J. deGrom 4 (4)
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. Swanson (13)
    • HR - F. Freeman (20), J. Donaldson (13)
    • RBI - F. Freeman (53), J. Donaldson (34)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Acuna 2 (2), J. Donaldson, N. Markakis
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. McNeil, A. Rosario (8), C. Gomez (4)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Donaldson-Albies-Freeman; Camargo-Albies-Freeman)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. deGrom (W, 4-6)8.152201023.261.0832.0
    R. Gsellman0.20000204.811.421.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. deGrom (W, 4-6)8.1
    R. Gsellman0.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Teheran (L, 5-5)4.08663313.401.26-8.5
    T. Toussaint2.02223204.831.520.0
    G. Dayton1.02001200.001.671.0
    J. Tomlin2.03221324.151.031.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Teheran (L, 5-5)4.0
    T. Toussaint2.0
    G. Dayton1.0
    J. Tomlin2.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - J. deGrom (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 113-77, R. Gsellman 10-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 6-9
    • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 31, R. Gsellman 2
    PITCHING
    • WP - J. Tomlin
    • IBB - T. Toussaint
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Teheran 83-52, T. Toussaint 36-21, G. Dayton 26-15, J. Tomlin 25-18
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Teheran 3-6, T. Toussaint 2-1, G. Dayton 1-0, J. Tomlin 1-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Teheran 23, T. Toussaint 10, G. Dayton 6, J. Tomlin 9
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    00420201110150
    ATL43-31
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. McNeil LF53311101.333.404.470.87414.0
    P. Alonso 1B43431200.274.359.624.98217.0
    D. Smith 1B00000000.348.448.5621.0090.0
    R. Cano 2B51110115.239.289.386.6754.5
    M. Conforto RF42221101.262.384.507.89011.0
    J. Lagares CF00000000.192.261.272.5330.0
    T. Frazier 3B30120201.255.346.414.7605.0
    A. Rosario SS50110025.245.285.405.6903.0
    C. Gomez CF-RF40100131.208.287.364.6512.5
    T. Nido C50100015.217.230.333.5630.5
    J. deGrom P51100035.212.257.364.6211.5
    R. Gsellman P00000000.0001.000.0001.0000.0
    Total40101510381024-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      R. Acuna CF40000012.297.376.512.888-0.5
      D. Swanson SS30100020.262.328.470.7981.0
      G. Dayton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      M. Joyce RF10000000.294.385.485.8700.0
      F. Freeman 1B41111011.313.402.597.9995.5
      J. Donaldson 3B41211011.259.363.482.8456.5
      N. Markakis RF30000011.271.361.415.776-0.5
      J. Tomlin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      a- C. Culberson PH10000010.340.379.6231.002-0.5
      A. Riley LF30000020.283.336.598.9340.0
      B. McCann C30000001.296.361.504.8650.0
      O. Albies 2B30000011.283.346.468.813-0.5
      J. Teheran P10000010.138.138.172.310-0.5
      T. Toussaint P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      b- J. Camargo PH-SS20100010.242.282.363.6450.5
      Total3225220127-----
      • a-struck out for Tomlin in the 9th
      • b-struck out for Toussaint in the 6th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. McNeil (16), P. Alonso 2 (16), R. Cano (15), M. Conforto (14), J. deGrom (2)
      • HR - J. McNeil (4), P. Alonso (24), M. Conforto (14)
      • RBI - J. McNeil (21), P. Alonso 3 (57), R. Cano (16), M. Conforto 2 (35), T. Frazier 2 (24), A. Rosario (37)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Cano 3 (3), M. Conforto, T. Nido, J. deGrom 4 (4)
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Swanson (13)
      • HR - F. Freeman (20), J. Donaldson (13)
      • RBI - F. Freeman (53), J. Donaldson (34)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Acuna 2 (2), J. Donaldson, N. Markakis
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. McNeil, A. Rosario (8), C. Gomez (4)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Donaldson-Albies-Freeman; Camargo-Albies-Freeman)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. deGrom (W, 4-6)8.152201023.261.0832.0
      R. Gsellman0.20000204.811.421.0
      Total9.05220122---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. deGrom (W, 4-6)8.1
      R. Gsellman0.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Teheran (L, 5-5)4.08663313.401.26-8.5
      T. Toussaint2.02223204.831.520.0
      G. Dayton1.02001200.001.671.0
      J. Tomlin2.03221324.151.031.5
      Total9.01510108103---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Teheran (L, 5-5)4.0
      T. Toussaint2.0
      G. Dayton1.0
      J. Tomlin2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - J. deGrom (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 113-77, R. Gsellman 10-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 6-9
      • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 31, R. Gsellman 2
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Tomlin
      • IBB - T. Toussaint
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Teheran 83-52, T. Toussaint 36-21, G. Dayton 26-15, J. Tomlin 25-18
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Teheran 3-6, T. Toussaint 2-1, G. Dayton 1-0, J. Tomlin 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Teheran 23, T. Toussaint 10, G. Dayton 6, J. Tomlin 9
      • 9TH INNING
        Donaldson homered to center102
        Freeman homered to right center101
        McNeil homered to right center100
      • 8TH INNING
        Conforto homered to right90
      • 6TH INNING
        Frazier walked, Alonso scored, Cano to third, Conforto to second80
        Cano doubled to deep left, deGrom scored, Alonso to third70
      • 4TH INNING
        Alonso homered to center, McNeil scored60
      • 3RD INNING
        Rosario singled to center, Conforto scored40
        Frazier grounded out to shortstop, Cano scored30
        Conforto doubled to deep left, Alonso scored, Cano to third20
        Alonso doubled to deep center, McNeil scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • J. Tomlin Pitching:
        • J. deGrom: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, deGrom struck out swinging
        • J. McNeil: McNeil homered to right center
        • P. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Alonso walked
        • R. Cano: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Cano grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Alonso out at second
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Dominic Smith at first base
        • M. Joyce: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Joyce grounded out to shortstop
        • F. Freeman: Freeman homered to right center
        • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Donaldson homered to center
        • Charlie Culberson hit for Josh Tomlin
        • Robert Gsellman relieved Jacob deGrom
        • C. Culberson: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Culberson struck out on foul tip
        • A. Riley: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Riley struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Matt Joyce in right field
        • Josh Tomlin pitching
        • M. Conforto: Ball, Conforto homered to right
        • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Frazier reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Rosario struck out on foul tip
        • C. Gomez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gomez struck out swinging, Frazier to second on wild pitch
        • T. Nido: Nido lined out to right
        • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Juan Lagares in center field
        • A. Riley: Foul, Ball, Riley hit by pitch
        • B. McCann: McCann lined out to center
        • O. Albies: Foul, Albies lined out to left
        • J. Camargo: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Camargo reached on an infield single to second, Riley to second
        • R. Acuna: Ball, Acuna flied out to deep right
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Grant Dayton pitching
        • C. Gomez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Gomez struck out on foul tip
        • T. Nido: Nido singled to center
        • J. deGrom: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, deGrom struck out swinging
        • J. McNeil: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, McNeil walked, Nido to second
        • P. Alonso: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Alonso reached on an infield single to third, Nido to third, McNeil to second
        • R. Cano: Foul, Ball, Ball, Cano grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Freeman grounded out to second
        • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Donaldson struck out swinging
        • N. Markakis: Strike (foul tip), Markakis grounded out to first
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • T. Toussaint Pitching:
        • J. deGrom: deGrom doubled to deep right center
        • J. McNeil: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, McNeil grounded out to pitcher
        • P. Alonso: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Alonso walked
        • R. Cano: Ball, Cano doubled to deep left, deGrom scored, Alonso to third
        • M. Conforto: Conforto intentionally walked
        • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Frazier walked, Alonso scored, Cano to third, Conforto to second
        • A. Rosario: Strike swinging, Ball, Rosario grounded into double play third to second to first, Frazier out at second
        • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Johan Camargo hit for Touki Toussaint
        • J. Camargo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Camargo struck out swinging
        • R. Acuna: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Acuna popped out to third
        • D. Swanson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Swanson struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Touki Toussaint relieved Julio Teheran
        • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
        • C. Gomez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gomez struck out swinging
        • T. Nido: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Nido popped out to first
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • A. Riley: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Riley struck out on foul tip
        • B. McCann: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, McCann popped out to shortstop
        • O. Albies: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Albies struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Teheran Pitching:
        • J. McNeil: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, McNeil reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • P. Alonso: Ball, Ball, McNeil stole second, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Alonso homered to center, McNeil scored
        • R. Cano: Foul, Cano flied out to right
        • M. Conforto: Ball, Ball, Conforto flied out to deep right
        • T. Frazier: Ball, Frazier grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Swanson struck out looking
        • F. Freeman: Strike looking, Freeman grounded out to second
        • J. Donaldson: Donaldson singled to right
        • N. Markakis: Ball, Markakis lined out to center
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Teheran Pitching:
        • J. McNeil: McNeil doubled to deep center
        • P. Alonso: Strike looking, Foul, Alonso doubled to deep center, McNeil scored
        • R. Cano: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cano walked
        • M. Conforto: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Conforto doubled to deep left, Alonso scored, Cano to third
        • T. Frazier: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Frazier grounded out to shortstop, Cano scored
        • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Rosario singled to center, Conforto scored
        • C. Gomez: Pickoff attempt, Gomez singled to left, Rosario to second
        • T. Nido: Nido popped out to shortstop
        • J. deGrom: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rosario stole third, Gomez to second, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, deGrom struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • O. Albies: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Albies popped out to first
        • J. Teheran: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Teheran struck out swinging
        • R. Acuna: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Acuna struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Teheran Pitching:
        • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Frazier walked
        • A. Rosario: Foul, Ball, Rosario flied out to deep right
        • C. Gomez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gomez walked, Frazier to second
        • T. Nido: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Nido struck out swinging
        • J. deGrom: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, deGrom grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • N. Markakis: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Markakis struck out swinging
        • A. Riley: Riley lined out to second
        • B. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, McCann grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Teheran Pitching:
        • J. McNeil: Strike looking, McNeil flied out to deep left
        • P. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Alonso doubled to deep center
        • R. Cano: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cano struck out swinging
        • M. Conforto: Conforto flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • R. Acuna: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Acuna flied out to deep center
        • D. Swanson: Swanson doubled to left center
        • F. Freeman: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Freeman struck out looking
        • J. Donaldson: Donaldson grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)