The Mets had terrible throwing performances that cost them 11-7 against the Braves on Saturday night. >> Box score
Six things to know about Saturday's match …
1) The fans' calls for the Mets to sign Dallas Keuchel will only get stronger if Jason Vargas continue like this. Vargas only faced six batters before Mickey Callaway had no choice but to pull him out of the match. That happened so for Vargas, who was accused of four deserved points: Simple, walk, flyout, single, walk, walk. Vargas has launched 36 fields, including 19 balloons. It has been replaced by Corey Oswalt with the Mets down 2-0, and Oswalt allowed two legacy runners to score before provoking a double play ending in heat. Vargas has now allocated 10 earned runs in 6.1 innings this season in two starts and one appearance in relief. With a scheduled day off Thursday, Vargas will likely have his next round skipped. Callaway, meanwhile, was ejected after shooting Vargas, likely to have discussed bullets and strikes.
2) Oswalt was no better in his debut season after being called earlier this week. After the Mets had eliminated Vargas by scoring four points early in the second, Oswalt quickly gave up four points down the second. He then abandoned a solo circuit for Nick Markakis in the fourth. In 3.2 innings, Oswalt allowed five runs on six hits and four walks while eliminating two. To Oswalt's credit, he recorded a stolen bag in the second for his first career RBI and a wardrobe in the fourth.
3) As if all that was not enough, the trouble of the pitchers of the Mets continued. Luis Avilan went two innings and gave up a simple RBI to Dansby Swanson in the sixth inning. Southpaw has allowed at least one point in four of his six appearances this season, although he has actually dropped his total points from 17.18 to 12.71. Robert Gsellman then served a solo homer to Josh Donaldson in the seventh.
4) Looking for good news? Brandon Nimmo, which did not start, had a RBI single in the ninth inning, which gave the Mets their sixth pass. This gave the Mets at least six points for the seventh straight game, which is a new franchise record.
5) Jeff McNeil was one of the few bright spots for Mets. Start and leave in second place with Robinson Cano After earning his first day off the season, McNeil scored twice with a trademark for two goals out of five. McNeil strikes 0.364 so far.
6) Juan Lagares started at center and had his best offensive game of the season, 2-in-4 with two runs produced. His two-point double put the Mets on the board in the second, reducing the deficit to 4-2.
– New York Mets (@Mets) April 14, 2019
The Mets hope to win this series of four games Sunday in Atlanta at 19:05. Jacob deGrom returns to the mound for Sunday Night Baseball and his counterpart will be RHP Julio Tehran.