Jacob deGrom throws 5 scoreless as Mets win DH opener – Reuters

EditorsNote: Added a missing out on word in the third grafRonald Acuna Jr. once again homered for the lone run in a split-salvaging second game of a doubleheader Monday night, when his fifth-inning shot raised the checking out Atlanta Braves to a 1-0 win over the New York Mets.In the opener, Jacob deGrom enabled one hit over five scoreless innings and Dominic Smith had a three-run double in the 5th inning of the Mets 4-2 victory.The Braves have won four of their last 6 video games. The Mets have lost five of seven.On Sunday, Acuna homered in the third inning to offer the only run in the Braves 1-0 win in the 2nd video game of a doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals. Atlanta fell 9-1 in the first game.In Mondays second video game, Acuna helped the Braves out with his glove before cracking in with the bat. The 23-year-old right fielder represented the very first out of the second inning when he tossed out Pete Alonso trying to advance to 3rd on Smiths single.The Braves left the bases packed in the very first versus Mets spot starter Jerad Eickhoff and stranded runners in each of the next three frames prior to Acuna greeted Miguel Castro (2-2) with a leadoff homer in the fifth.The long ball wound up making a winner of Ian Anderson (5-3). The right-hander permitted 3 hits and one walk while striking out five over 5 1/3 innings. He left following a double by Jonathan Villar, who was hurt while racing to second.The Mets quickly made baserunning errors on back-to-back pitches to assist guarantee Anderson remained in line for the win following his departure. Pinch runner Jose Peraza was thrown away attempting to advance to third on a grounder to short by Francisco Lindor, who was chosen off initially before Minter might throw a pitch to Jeff McNeil.Will Smith earned his 14th save in eventful fashion by entering and out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh. Smith got Kevin Pillar to line out greatly to third for the 2nd out before retiring pinch player Brandon Drury on a popup.Eickhoff, making his Mets debut and his first appearance in the majors considering that 2019, allowed three hits and three walks while starting out three over four scoreless innings.– Field Level Media