The Mets began a three-game series in Atlanta against the Braves on Tuesday night. As has been the case recently, their offense struggled until the late innings of the game. This time, however, the team scored enough runs to pull away with a victory, as the Amazins beat the Braves 4-3 to open the series. While Tylor Megill probably did not end up being the primary story of this game, he was certainly the story coming into it. Following a rough start on Monday, Jerad Eickhoff was designated for assignment prior to the game on Tuesday night. The team will still need a fifth starter until either Carlos Carrasco comes back from injury or a suitable starting pitcher is acquired on the trade market. Megill was never expected to be a factor on the major league team this year, but after showing some impressive stuff in his major league debut, he had the chance to continue making the case that the team should keep him around for the time being. While his start was ultimately not an unqualified success and it remains to be seen what the Mets will do with him , on the whole he gave the Mets what they needed: a start which didn put a burdensome amount of strain on the bullpen and kept the team in the game. And it just so happens that he showed flashes of real promise while doing so, such as in the first inning when he struck out the side and came within one pitch of throwing an immaculate inning. He continued to look impressive for the next few innings, keeping the Braves off the board through four. Mind you, that was in spite of some questionable balls and strikes calls from the home plate umpire which resulted in walks to Guillermo Heredia in the second . James McCannho, it should be noted, took some very rough hacks against Morton all night, including on a ball that was a few feet away from the plate earlier in the gameame up to the plate, and he soon made it a whole new ballgame by smacking a three-run homer to center field. With that, the Mets had tied the game, and Morton exited the game in favor of A. J. Minter. Thankfully, the Mets took the spark that McCann had ignited and expanded upon it immediately. After Guillorme struck out against Minter for the first out of the inning, Jose Peraza pinch-hit for the pitcher spot and lined a ball that hoped over the left field wall for a ground-rule double. Following a McNeil strikeout, Francisco Lindor came up and got the second biggest clutch hit of the inning, lining a 1-0 pitch into center field to score Peraza from second . After a whole night of offensive ineptitude, the Mets had somehow scored four runs in a single inning and gotten themselves the lead. Unfortunately, Lindor hit was the last one the Mets would get in the game. They did threaten in the ninth inning thanks to walks to McCann and Peraza, but pinch-hitter Albert Almora Jr. ho has been dreadful and should probably be concerned about losing his job once Brandon Nimmo returnsrounded into a double play to ensure that the Mets would hold tight at four runs. Luckily for the Mets, they didn need any additional offensive help. With a one-run lead, Luis Rojas brought out the big guns of the bullpenrevor May, Seth Lugo, and Edwin Diazor the seventh, eighth, and ninth innings of the ballgame, and outside of a two-out hit from Heredia in the eighth inning, the three-headed dragon of the bullpen shut the Braves down. With that, the first-place Mets gained a game in the standings against their division rivals and got the series off on a strong note. They will try to take game two in the series tomorrow night in a battle of southpaws with David Peterson facing off against Max Fried. illar of the gameWhile Jonathan gets ready to begin his rehab assignment, Kevin didn do too much tonight, but he did get an important walk right before McCann clutch homer. Let be generous and give the nod to Kevin for that small but significant contribution .