Jacob deGrom dominates again and gets no support again in Mets loss to Braves

Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom throws against the Braves
Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom throws against the Braves during the first inning on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Atlanta. Photo Credit: Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP / Curtis Compton

ATLANTA — If you’re looking for bright spots in the Mets’ 2-0 loss to the Braves Wednesday, at least they avoided getting no-hit.

But they did waste another sparkling start from Jacob deGrom, wait until the seventh to get their first hit and strand the would-be tying runs in scoring position in the ninth inning en route to their 10th loss in 11 games and 17th loss in 21 games.

Todd Frazier felt obligated afterward to apologize to deGrom, whose lack of run support has gone from unlucky to bizarre. He has a 0.87 ERA in his past 10 starts, about one-third of a season. The Mets are 2-8 in those games.

“After the game I said, ‘Dude, I’m sorry. I don’t know what’s going on. I don’t know why we’re not producing for you,’ ” Frazier said. “We talk about trying too hard. Maybe we’re trying too hard when he’s pitching. A guy throws like that, he works fast. He was just dominant.

“Of course he’s going to give up one run, everybody’s human. For us to not put up any runs for him again, I told him I’m sorry. I didn’t know what else to tell him.”

DeGrom dominated again. He allowed one run in seven innings, scattering seven hits and striking out seven. Of 27 Atlanta batters against deGrom, two reached three-ball counts and neither walked.

Wednesday was the fifth consecutive outing in which deGrom lasted at least seven innings and allowed two or fewer earned runs. The Mets have lost all of those games. This time, Matt Soroka held them hitless for 6 1/3 innings.

“I have a goal when I got out there, and that’s to put up zeroes and keep us in the ballgame.” deGrom said. “We weren’t able…