It was a close call towards the end, but the Jeurys Familia was able to shut the door on the Marlins in the bottom of the ninth, catapulting the Mets to a 4-2 victory.
Once again, the offense of the Mets set a tone that would stick throughout the game. It started early, as the veterans of this team yet again proved their value. Following a Todd Frazier leadoff walk and an Asdrubal Cabrera single, Adrian Gonzalez stepped up to the plate. He punched a single into right field, allowing Frazier to be knocked in for the first run. Kevin Plawecki then grounded into a double play to drive in Cabrera, making it a 2-0 game.
In the next inning, Amed Rosario led off with a double. He was later plated on a Jay Bruce single, making it a 3-0 game. My Gut Reaction from watching this game is that the Mets are bringing a new, wiser approach to at bats this season with runners in scoring position, and it has paid dividends.
On the mound for the Mets was Noah Syndergaard, looking to not only have his first elite start of the season, but also to give his bullpen a break. He turned in six innings, allowing 5 hits, one earned run, and striking out five. While this isn’t the normal high strikeout total for Syndergaard, he looked great when escaping high pressure situations.
The score was 3-2 in the top of the seventh, and Rosario delivered again for the Mets. He drove in Gonzalez, making the score 4-2.
On Tuesday, the Mets will again play the Marlins at Marlins Park at 7:10, and the pitching matchup will be between Jacob deGrom and Caleb Anderson.