The New York Mets picked up a struggling Jacob deGrom tonight, scoring 16 runs on 20 hits against Bartolo Colon and the Braves.

The New York Mets‘ “last remaining ace,” Jacob deGrom, had some issues against a weak Atlanta Braves lineup tonight, allowing five runs over five innings.

A Lineup on Fire

After scoring 16 runs this evening, the Mets’ lineup has now crossed at least five over the plate through each of their last seven games.

Jose Reyes led the scoring train tonight, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and a bases-clearing double, leading to five RBIs and a continuing of his recent hot streak.

Even deGrom got in on the hitting action, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Michael Conforto also continued his impressive run since receiving a starting outfield gig, as Yoenis Cespedes went down with a hamstring injury last week.

The newly anointed leadoff man went 3-for-6, including a two RBI double with a run scored.

Well He Sure Ain’t deGrom-inating

deGrom now has a 3.68 ERA on the year after struggling tonight against the Braves.

The long-haired right-hander tossed five innings, allowing five runs on eight hits and five walks with five strikeouts.

deGrom had issues with his control all night, hence the five free passes.

His ridiculous 12.5 K/9 rate prior to this start took a little bit of a hit, as the Braves drove deGrom’s pitch count up to an extremely high 109 pitches over those five innings.

What Else to Know From Tonight

Rene Rivera had a fantastic game in replacement of the injured Travis d’Arnaud, garnering three hits in six at-bats, with two runs and three RBIs.

Neil Walker and Curtis Granderson showed some signs that their slumps may be in the rear view mirror, as Grandy had two hits with three runs scored and an RBI, while Walker knocked in one and scored two runs himself.

The bullpen held down deGrom’s iffy rotation turn, not allowing a run over four innings of work with just a single hit given up, while striking out four.

Up Next

Zack Wheeler and Jaime Garcia are scheduled to go face-to-face at 7:35 p.m. tomorrow night in Atlanta for the last game of the rivals’ four-game set.

Chris recently graduated with a Journalism degree from Montclair State University. Baseball is his love and he hopes to bring back some of the old-school popularity to the game. Chris Thompson covers the NY Jets and NY Mets for Elite Sports NY. You can interact with him on Twitter @Time2Topher.