The Marlins fell to the Braves on Thursday in an NL East battle in Atlanta. The Braves ended up on top with a 6-1 final. The Mets got off to a horribly slow start and never looked back. Starting pitcher Eovaldi pitched terribly and gave up runs early in the contest. Eovaldi is quickly looking like one of the worst starting pitchers in the league. He has been very ineffective and has been of no help to the Mets measly record. They find themselves at the bottom of the NL East while the Braves are fighting for first in the NL East and currently have a wildcard spot they are trying to make sure to hold onto.
The Marlins have had some success in this their first big year of change. They are in a new home and have some talent, but must continue to find pieces to a puzzle that is missing parts. Pitching may be one area to look into further. Eovaldi has simply not played like a starter and is just 2-7 this season. The Braves were able to get all their runs in the first 2 innings of the game Thursday while the Mets had no answers offensively. The Mets are now just 48-57 on the season and fall to just 21-30 at home.
The Braves got 10 hits in all Thursday with most of them coming in the first 2 innings when they put up their 6 runs. Chipper Jones and Freddy Freeman got the team started early getting some RBIs and the rest was history. Martinez pitched very well for Atlanta and is now 5-2 overall on the year. The Braves, as a team, improve to 60-45.