Take that Metropolitans. (Side question: Metropolitans as a nickname, friend or foe?)
Game 1 of a critical - way more so for Atlanta than the Mets - four-game series at Truist Park in Smyrna became a soggy tail-whipping.
The Braves got just about everything they could have hoped for in the 13-1 win.
Spencer Strider went five strong innings despite the game being stalled for more than an hour because of rain.The Mets went deep into their bullpen, which Atlanta peppered after the rain drops.
Ronald Acuña and Dansby Swanson combined for six hits from the top two spots of the order, and every Braves player who went to the plate Monday night got at least one hit.