The Braves beat the Mets 4-2 in Queens on Thursday night, their fourth consecutive victory.
Here’s what to know about the win, with the Braves set to face Jacob deGrom on Friday night:
1. The Braves are 10-3 against the Mets this season, and have outscored them 25-4 in the past four games at Citi Field. They’ve won double-digit games against the Mets in 12 of the past 18 seasons.
2. Johan Camargo continued his strong work with regular playing time. The third baseman came up with a difference-making two-RBI double. He’s hit .310 (13-for-42) with four doubles, three homers and nine RBIs in 11 games since the All-Star break.
3. Ronald Acuna opened the game with his first career triple. He scored on Ozzie Albies’ ensuing single. He’s hit .357 in 11 games at leadoff.
4. Freddie Freeman went 1-for-4, and he’s hitting .400 against the Mets in 13 games this season. His 95 RBIs against New York are the third-most among active players, trailing other long-time National League East inhibitors Chase Utley (116) and Ryan Zimmerman (103).
5. The Braves were on the cusp of taking over first place, but they’ll remain a half-game back entering Friday’s action. The Phillies scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Marlins 5-2.