ATLANTA (AP) — Jacob deGrom is giving up home runs and struggling with his control at the moment.
Even the ace right-hander isn't exactly sure what's going on.
DeGrom had another tough start Sunday night, and the New York Mets lost 7-3 to Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves.
"I'm not really throwing the ball where I want to right now," deGrom said. "Kind of cutting the fastball, yanking the slider, changeup is good at times, but at other times it's not. I don't know if it's something mechanical.
"I'll have to get in there and figure it out."
Josh Donaldson and Nick Markakis homered as Atlanta won for the fifth time in its last seven games. Donaldson and Markakis also connected on homers during Saturday's 11-7 victory over New York.
Teheran (2-1) improved to 10-7 with a 2.35 ERA in 26 career games against the Mets. He gave up one run and six hits in six innings.
It was a second straight losing performance for deGrom, who has allowed five homers in his last two starts. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner gave up 10 homers all of last season, but was taken deep 28 times two years ago.
Markakis homered in the second and Donaldson added another solo shot in the fifth.
Braves: RHP Mike Foltynewicz was to make his third rehab start Monday for Triple-A Gwinnett and could rejoin the rotation next weekend in Cleveland. He has been sidelined with a bone spur in his elbow.
Braves: The team has yet to announce its probable starters for a three-game series against Arizona that begins Tuesday, but Max Fried, Kevin Gausman and Touki Toussaint are likely up next. Fried (2-0) has allowed one unearned run in two starts, a span of 12 innings. He hasn't pitched since last Tuesday at Colorado.