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Shoddy defense, lack of offense does the Mets in as division lead shrinks

The Mets lost a tough game to the Braves by a score of 3-2, dropping the final game and thus 3 of 4 to second-place Atlanta. It marks the first time all season the Mets have lost a series to an NL East opponent, and it unfortunately comes in possibly the most important series they have played to date.

After the first two games were essentially throw-away disasters for the Mets, an inspiring win Wednesday night meant the Mets could escape Atlanta with a split and the same 5.5 game lead they entered it with if they could win tonight, and they had Jacob deGrom on the mound to help get them there.