SCORE: @Mets 6, Braves 2
RECORD: 2-1 RISP: 2-for-7, four LOB
HOMERS: 1 Wilmer Flores (1).
Harvey, whose velocity was an issue during spring training, gave up a pair of homers to Matt Kemp, but was generally superb, giving up three hits overall in 6.2 innings. Harvey’s fastball clocked between 94-97 mph., but also important was his ability to command his secondary pitches.
“Obviously, it has been a long time since I’ve gone into the seventh inning,” Harvey told reporters. “For me, the big thing for me was to pound the zone and go as deep into the game as I could.”
As for d’Arnaud, his inability to stay healthy, hit and throw out potential base-stealers has caused many to speculate as to his future with the Mets. It’s just one game, but d’Arnaud’s two-run double in the fifth put the Mets ahead to stay.
ON THE MOUND: Fernando Salas – who was working for the third straight game – struck out Dansby Swanson with the bases loaded to end the eighth inning. … It wasn’t a save situation, but Addison Reed worked a 1-2-3 ninth.
AT THE PLATE: Flores, batting cleanup, hit a two-run homer. … Jose Reyes had his first hit of the season. … Jay Bruce scored a run and walked. He’s drawn four walks in the first three games and leads the Mets in hitting with a .333 average.
IN THE FIELD: Flores played first base. … I would still like to see Michael Conforto get a start in the outfield.
EXTRA INNINGS: In a testament to screwy scheduling, the Braves are back at Citi Field again at the end of the month.
ON DECK: The Mets continue their homestand Friday against Miami with Zack Wheeler getting his first start in nearly two years.