In his return to where he is from, Michael Conforto shined. He had his fourth career multiple home run game, blasting two solo shots in his return. The more important of the two probably being the one that tied the game in the eighth for the Mets, as a rally that inning lead them to a 7-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners. The offense was lead by a balanced attack of both power and clutch batting. The game started off with a bang, with Jay Bruce clubbing his 26th home run over the wall in the first inning, a two-run shot. Asdrubal Cabrera also contributed three hits tonight, and Jose Reyes a double. My Gut Reaction is that this series will be a special one for Conforto, as he is back home and excited to show off his abilities.
On the mound, Rafael Montero showed his inconsistent ways. Looking to build off a strong start in his last outing, Montero did nothing but disappoint. Over 4.2 pitched, Montero surrendered five earned runs over three hits. While that may seem like a weird combination, it was Montero’s lack of control that added fuel to the fire. Montero gave up five walks last night, which makes it very hard to operate on the mound. After Montero left the game though, the bullpen came in and delivered. A combination of Josh Edgin, Hansel Robles, Jerry Blevins, and Paul Sewald came into the game and didn’t surrender an earned run. Addison Reed earned the save in the ninth, and Blevins got the win, his fifth of the season.
The Mets are back in action again against the Mariners as Jacob deGrom takes the hill at 4:10.