The Mets offense is starting to make Citi Field seem like the home of their opponents, the Colorado Rockies’ Coors Field. The Mets put up an astounding 9 runs tonight against the Rockies. The charge was lead by Jay Bruce, who delivered a three-run home run in the first inning. The Mets scored 8 of their first 9 runs within the first three innings. Every starting position player had a hit tonight, highlighted by home runs by Jose Reyes and starting pitcher Seth Lugo. Reyes continued his hot hitting of late with two hits including the home run, and even adding a stolen base.
Lugo delivered a strong performance on the mound for the Mets. In his 6.2 innings, he allowed three earned runs, while striking out five. Lugo also surrendered two walks in his winning effort. My Git Reaction is that this strong start will be the first in a string of strong starts from Lugo. The bullpen also was strong tonight, allowing no runs and striking out six in their 2.1 innings of work. It was a combined effort to tonight’s 9-3 win. If there was a negative to this game, it was Yoenis Cespedes leaving the game in the top of the sixth after sliding awkwardly in the outfield.
The Mets look to continue their strong offense and sweep the Rockies tomorrow at 1:10, when Steven Matz takes the mound.