The New York Mets needed the bench mob and much more to find carry them to another miracle win over the Atlanta Braves, 4-3. Seven pitchers and a lineup of three starters somehow managed to find another way to gut out a tough victory in a place they rarely win.
— New York Mets (@Mets) May 19, 2021
Tomas Nido earned another start due to his hot streak at the plate, and he made manager Luis Rojas look like a genius. Nido’s solo home run off Will Smith gave the Mets just enough support for Edwin Diaz to earn a save. Despite pitching for the third consecutive day, Diaz was throwing 101 with a sharp slider and recorded a 1-2-3 inning to get another save. Jonathan Villar, who has now become a regular, provided half the offense with his two-run home run in the third inning.
The small army of Mets relievers combined to strike out 15, and none of them went more than two innings. It was never perfect throughout the middle innings, but the relievers did enough to stop the bleeding and prevented the Braves from taking the lead at any point. The win was another example of how tough and battle-tested every player on the roster has become this season. Even with the ugly sweep against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Mets have gone 9-3 in their last 12 games.
On Wednesday, David Peterson faces Charlie Morton as the Mets attempt a sweep of their division rival. If they pull it off, it will be the Mets’ first sweep in Atlanta since the 2016 season. The first pitch from Sun Trust Park will be another 7:20 p.m. ET start.