Conforto hits HR, drives in 3 to power Mets past Braves 7-5

ATLANTA (AP) Robert Gsellman wanted to pick up an injured teammate. Jose Reyes wanted to show that the Mets still have winning talent.

Michael Conforto homered and drove in three runs, and New York scored five times in the fourth inning off Julio Teheran before holding on to beat the Atlanta Braves 7-5 on Monday night.

Reyes also homered for the Mets, who regrouped quickly following Sunday's 23-5 loss at Washington. The score was bad, but losing ace Noah Syndergaard for an undetermined period of time was worse.

It was only the first day of May, but manager Terry Collins said it was ''very important'' to win following the devastating loss and injury to Syndergaard.

''Yesterday was an ugly, ugly day,'' Collins said. ''The injury was bigger than the score of the game for me. It just goes to show you, it's only one game and you've got to move on.''

On the day the Mets placed Syndergaard on the 10-day DL with a partial tear of his right lat muscle, Gsellman (1-2) almost blew an early 6-1 lead. Gsellman allowed five runs in five-plus innings.

''You always want to pick up your teammates in any way you can,'' Gsellman said.

Five Mets relievers combined for four scoreless innings. Jeurys Familia pitched the ninth for his second save.

Conforto led off the game with his seventh homer and added a two-run single in New York's five-run fourth inning off Teheran (2-2). With New York's lead down to 6-5, Reyes added a homer off Ian Krol in the eighth.

Atlanta's Ender Inciarte hit his fifth homer to lead off the first.

The Mets already were missing two injured hitters from the middle of their lineup before losing Syndergaard.

Yoenis Cespedes was placed on the disabled list Friday with a strained left hamstring. First baseman Lucas Duda could have been eligible to return from a hyperextended left elbow, but he had a setback over the weekend while on his minor league rehab assignment.

''We have to continue to play with what we have here,'' Reyes said. ''We still have unbelievable talent.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: GM Sandy Alderson said Duda has been ''slowed down slightly'' for a couple days before resuming his minor league rehab. Alderson said Duda ''felt a little discomfort from the exertion'' and that setback changed plans for Duda to come off the 10-day DL on Monday.

Braves: RHP Mauricio Cabrera, on the 10-day DL with a right elbow strain, is scheduled to pitch one inning for Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday. The plan is for Cabrera to pitch two innings in his next rehab appearance. ... 3B Adonis Garcia remained in the game after fouling a ball off his left knee in the sixth and requiring a visit from the trainer.

ROSTER MOVE

The Mets recalled RHP Paul Sewald from Triple-A Las Vegas to fill Syndergaard's roster spot. Sewald gives the bullpen a fresh arm, and the team will make another move to fill Syndergaard's spot in the rotation by Friday. Collins said left-hander Sean Gilmartin and right-hander Rafael Montero are the top candidates to join the rotation.

GOOD AS GOLD

Inciarte, who was presented his 2016 Gold Glove Award before the game, made a leaping catch of Reyes' drive in center field in the second inning.

SOLVING JULIO

The Mets' five runs off Teheran in the fourth matched their scoring total in their last seven games against the Braves' ace.

''I don't know what happened,'' Teheran said. ''I was missing a little bit. They took advantage when I didn't have my stuff. I don't want to keep this game on my mind. Just try to forget about it and make my adjustments.''

UP NEXT

Mets: RHP Matt Harvey will look for his second win over the Braves this season on Tuesday night. Harvey (2-1) beat Atlanta on April 6 at Citi Field, allowing two runs on three hits in 6 2/3 innings.

Braves: R.A. Dickey, who won the 2012 NL Cy Young Award with the Mets, will face his former team for only the second time. He beat New York on April 27, when he allowed three runs, two earned, in a 7-5 win.

---

More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball

Copyright 2017 by Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

123456789RHE
NYM11-14
100500010781
ATL10-14
100202000591
  • W: R. Gsellman (1-2)L: J. Teheran (2-2)S: J. Familia (2)
  • HR: NYM - J. Reyes (3), M. Conforto (7), ATL - E. Inciarte (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Conforto LF41231110.333.408.7001.1089.5
A. Cabrera SS31100102.247.314.333.6473.0
J. Bruce RF51100023.287.362.574.9362.0
N. Walker 2B31110100.200.282.311.5934.0
C. Granderson CF31000121.124.177.213.3911.0
A. Reed P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Familia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Reyes 3B41121003.178.260.333.5937.0
T. d'Arnaud C31000100.214.302.500.8022.0
T. Rivera 1B40110000.207.281.276.5572.0
R. Gsellman P30000023.111.111.111.222-1.0
J. Edgin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Robles P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Blevins P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Lagares CF10100000.167.259.208.4682.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    E. Inciarte CF41211111.240.282.433.7157.5
    B. Phillips 2B40000003.338.369.475.8440.0
    F. Freeman 1B32100010.379.486.7931.2794.5
    M. Kemp LF42300000.350.371.7671.1387.0
    N. Markakis RF40020013.297.375.418.7931.5
    A. Garcia 3B30120001.226.255.312.5673.0
    T. Flowers C40100012.380.466.420.8860.5
    D. Swanson SS30000110.151.202.226.4280.5
    J. Teheran P20000000.167.167.167.3330.0
    a- L. Adams PH10000002.250.250.250.5000.0
    I. Krol P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    A. Vizcaino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Motte P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    b- J. Peterson PH10100000.269.333.365.6991.0
    • a-lined out for Teheran in the 6th
    • b-singled for Motte in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Bruce (6), J. Lagares
    • HR - M. Conforto (7), J. Reyes (3)
    • RBI - M. Conforto 3 (16), N. Walker (11), J. Reyes 2 (5), T. Rivera
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Conforto 2 (6), J. Reyes (3)
    BATTING
    • 2B - F. Freeman (7), M. Kemp 2 (7)
    • HR - E. Inciarte (5)
    • SF - A. Garcia
    • RBI - E. Inciarte (12), N. Markakis 2 (12), A. Garcia 2 (9)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - A. Cabrera
    FIELDING
    • E - A. Cabrera (3)
    FIELDING
    • E - J. Teheran
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Gsellman (W, 1-2)5.06551016.751.4010.0
    J. Edgin (H, 1)0.10000002.610.000.0
    H. Robles (H, 5)0.21001001.763.00-2.0
    J. Blevins (H, 4)1.00000200.900.004.0
    A. Reed (H, 2)1.01000203.861.003.0
    J. Familia (S, 2)1.01000101.501.009.5
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Gsellman (W, 1-2)5.0
    J. Edgin (H, 1)0.1
    H. Robles (H, 5)0.2
    J. Blevins (H, 4)1.0
    A. Reed (H, 2)1.0
    J. Familia (S, 2)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Teheran (L, 2-2)6.06663514.331.500.5
    I. Krol1.21111219.311.201.0
    A. Vizcaino0.10000004.350.000.0
    J. Motte1.01001009.002.001.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Teheran (L, 2-2)6.0
    I. Krol1.2
    A. Vizcaino0.1
    J. Motte1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - R. Gsellman (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Gsellman 77-47, J. Edgin 2-2, H. Robles 12-7, J. Blevins 15-12, A. Reed 12-9, J. Familia 13-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Gsellman 10-4, J. Edgin 1-0, J. Familia 1-0
    • Batters Faced - R. Gsellman 22, J. Edgin, H. Robles 4, J. Blevins 3, A. Reed 4, J. Familia 3
    PITCHING
    • IBB - J. Teheran (2), J. Motte
    • HBP - J. Motte
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Teheran 83-55, I. Krol 29-18, A. Vizcaino 2-2, J. Motte 18-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Teheran 3-10, I. Krol 1-1, A. Vizcaino 1-0, J. Motte 2-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Teheran 27, I. Krol 6, A. Vizcaino, J. Motte 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
    123456789RHE
    NYM11-14
    100500010781
    ATL10-14
    100202000591
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Conforto LF41231110.333.408.7001.1089.5
    A. Cabrera SS31100102.247.314.333.6473.0
    J. Bruce RF51100023.287.362.574.9362.0
    N. Walker 2B31110100.200.282.311.5934.0
    C. Granderson CF31000121.124.177.213.3911.0
    A. Reed P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Familia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Reyes 3B41121003.178.260.333.5937.0
    T. d'Arnaud C31000100.214.302.500.8022.0
    T. Rivera 1B40110000.207.281.276.5572.0
    R. Gsellman P30000023.111.111.111.222-1.0
    J. Edgin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    H. Robles P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Blevins P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Lagares CF10100000.167.259.208.4682.0
    Total3378725712-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      E. Inciarte CF41211111.240.282.433.7157.5
      B. Phillips 2B40000003.338.369.475.8440.0
      F. Freeman 1B32100010.379.486.7931.2794.5
      M. Kemp LF42300000.350.371.7671.1387.0
      N. Markakis RF40020013.297.375.418.7931.5
      A. Garcia 3B30120001.226.255.312.5673.0
      T. Flowers C40100012.380.466.420.8860.5
      D. Swanson SS30000110.151.202.226.4280.5
      J. Teheran P20000000.167.167.167.3330.0
      a- L. Adams PH10000002.250.250.250.5000.0
      I. Krol P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      A. Vizcaino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      J. Motte P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      b- J. Peterson PH10100000.269.333.365.6991.0
      Total3359512512-----
      • a-lined out for Teheran in the 6th
      • b-singled for Motte in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Bruce (6), J. Lagares
      • HR - M. Conforto (7), J. Reyes (3)
      • RBI - M. Conforto 3 (16), N. Walker (11), J. Reyes 2 (5), T. Rivera
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Conforto 2 (6), J. Reyes (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - F. Freeman (7), M. Kemp 2 (7)
      • HR - E. Inciarte (5)
      • SF - A. Garcia
      • RBI - E. Inciarte (12), N. Markakis 2 (12), A. Garcia 2 (9)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - A. Cabrera
      FIELDING
      • E - A. Cabrera (3)
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Teheran
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Gsellman (W, 1-2)5.06551016.751.4010.0
      J. Edgin (H, 1)0.10000002.610.000.0
      H. Robles (H, 5)0.21001001.763.00-2.0
      J. Blevins (H, 4)1.00000200.900.004.0
      A. Reed (H, 2)1.01000203.861.003.0
      J. Familia (S, 2)1.01000101.501.009.5
      Total9.0955251---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Gsellman (W, 1-2)5.0
      J. Edgin (H, 1)0.1
      H. Robles (H, 5)0.2
      J. Blevins (H, 4)1.0
      A. Reed (H, 2)1.0
      J. Familia (S, 2)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Teheran (L, 2-2)6.06663514.331.500.5
      I. Krol1.21111219.311.201.0
      A. Vizcaino0.10000004.350.000.0
      J. Motte1.01001009.002.001.0
      Total9.0877572---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Teheran (L, 2-2)6.0
      I. Krol1.2
      A. Vizcaino0.1
      J. Motte1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - R. Gsellman (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Gsellman 77-47, J. Edgin 2-2, H. Robles 12-7, J. Blevins 15-12, A. Reed 12-9, J. Familia 13-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Gsellman 10-4, J. Edgin 1-0, J. Familia 1-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Gsellman 22, J. Edgin, H. Robles 4, J. Blevins 3, A. Reed 4, J. Familia 3
      PITCHING
      • IBB - J. Teheran (2), J. Motte
      • HBP - J. Motte
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Teheran 83-55, I. Krol 29-18, A. Vizcaino 2-2, J. Motte 18-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Teheran 3-10, I. Krol 1-1, A. Vizcaino 1-0, J. Motte 2-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Teheran 27, I. Krol 6, A. Vizcaino, J. Motte 5
      • 8TH INNING
        Reyes homered to left75
      • 6TH INNING
        Garcia hit sacrifice fly to right, Kemp scored65
        Markakis grounded out to second, Freeman scored, Kemp to third64
      • 4TH INNING
        Garcia singled to center, Kemp scored63
        Markakis grounded out to second, Freeman scored, Kemp to third62
        Conforto singled to right, Granderson and d'Arnaud scored, Rivera to second61
        Rivera singled to center, Walker scored, Granderson to third, d'Arnaud to second41
        Reyes grounded out to third, Bruce scored, Walker to third, Granderson to second31
        Walker singled to center, Cabrera scored, Bruce to third21
      • 1ST INNING
        Inciarte homered to right01
        Conforto homered to center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • J. Motte Pitching:
        • T. Rivera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rivera grounded out to third
        • J. Lagares: Strike looking, Ball, Lagares doubled to shallow right
        • M. Conforto: Conforto intentionally walked
        • A. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cabrera hit by pitch, Lagares to third, Conforto to second
        • J. Bruce: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Bruce grounded into double play first to shortstop to first, Cabrera out at second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Familia Pitching:
        • D. Swanson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Swanson struck out swinging
        • J. Peterson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Peterson singled to center
        • E. Inciarte: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Inciarte grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • I. Krol Pitching:
        • N. Walker: Ball, Walker popped out to second
        • C. Granderson: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
        • J. Reyes: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Reyes homered to left
        • T. d'Arnaud: Strike swinging, d'Arnaud grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Reed Pitching:
        • M. Kemp: Kemp singled to center
        • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Markakis struck out swinging
        • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Garcia flied out to right
        • T. Flowers: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Flowers struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • I. Krol Pitching:
        • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Ball, Conforto grounded out to pitcher
        • A. Cabrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cabrera walked
        • J. Bruce: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Cabrera picked off at second, pitcher to first, Strike swinging, Bruce struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Blevins Pitching:
        • E. Inciarte: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Inciarte struck out swinging
        • B. Phillips: Ball, Foul, Phillips flied out to center
        • F. Freeman: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Freeman struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Teheran Pitching:
        • T. d'Arnaud: Foul, Strike looking, d'Arnaud fouled out to first
        • T. Rivera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rivera popped out to second
        • R. Gsellman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gsellman struck out looking
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Gsellman Pitching:
        • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Freeman doubled to deep right center
        • M. Kemp: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Kemp doubled to deep right, Freeman to third
        • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Markakis grounded out to second, Freeman scored, Kemp to third
        • A. Garcia: Foul, Garcia hit sacrifice fly to right, Kemp scored
        • T. Flowers: Ball, Strike looking, Flowers singled to shallow center
        • D. Swanson: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Swanson walked, Flowers to second
        • L. Adams: Adams lined out to center
        • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Teheran Pitching:
        • J. Bruce: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Bruce struck out swinging
        • N. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Walker walked
        • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Granderson flied out to shallow left
        • J. Reyes: Ball, Foul, Ball, Reyes lined out to first
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Gsellman Pitching:
        • D. Swanson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Swanson grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Teheran: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Teheran safe at first on shortstop Cabrera fielding error
        • E. Inciarte: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Inciarte walked, Teheran to second
        • B. Phillips: Strike looking, Phillips lined out to left
        • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Teheran out at third
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Teheran Pitching:
        • A. Cabrera: Ball, Cabrera singled to deep right
        • J. Bruce: Bruce doubled to deep right, Cabrera to third
        • N. Walker: Strike swinging, Walker singled to center, Cabrera scored, Bruce to third
        • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Granderson walked, Walker to second
        • J. Reyes: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Reyes grounded out to third, Bruce scored, Walker to third, Granderson to second
        • T. d'Arnaud: d'Arnaud intentionally walked
        • T. Rivera: Ball, Rivera singled to center, Walker scored, Granderson to third, d'Arnaud to second
        • R. Gsellman: Gsellman lined out to second
        • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Conforto singled to right, Granderson and d'Arnaud scored, Rivera to second
        • A. Cabrera: Rivera stole, Rivera to third, Conforto to second on Teheran fielding error, Strike looking, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 4th (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Gsellman Pitching:
        • F. Freeman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Freeman hit by pitch
        • M. Kemp: Kemp doubled to deep center, Freeman to third
        • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Markakis grounded out to second, Freeman scored, Kemp to third
        • A. Garcia: Garcia singled to center, Kemp scored
        • T. Flowers: Ball, Flowers grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Garcia out at second
        • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Teheran Pitching:
        • T. Rivera: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Rivera popped out to shortstop
        • R. Gsellman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gsellman struck out looking
        • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Conforto struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Gsellman Pitching:
        • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Swanson flied out to deep right
        • J. Teheran: Ball, Teheran lined out to second
        • E. Inciarte: Strike looking, Inciarte singled to left
        • B. Phillips: Phillips grounded into fielder's choice to third, Inciarte out at second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Teheran Pitching:
        • C. Granderson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
        • J. Reyes: Ball, Strike looking, Reyes lined out to center
        • T. d'Arnaud: d'Arnaud flied out to left
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Gsellman Pitching:
        • N. Markakis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Markakis grounded out to second
        • A. Garcia: Foul, Garcia grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Flowers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Flowers lined out to right
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Teheran Pitching:
        • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Conforto homered to center
        • A. Cabrera: Foul, Cabrera grounded out to second
        • J. Bruce: Ball, Bruce lined out to second
        • N. Walker: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Walker flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Gsellman Pitching:
        • E. Inciarte: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Inciarte homered to right
        • B. Phillips: Ball, Foul, Phillips grounded out to first
        • F. Freeman: Foul, Freeman grounded out to pitcher
        • M. Kemp: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kemp grounded out to second
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)