It was a successful day for the New York Mets, as they swept the Miami Marlins in a double header,4-3 in the first game and 5-2 in the second game.
The first game was one packed with power both on the mound and on the plate. The Mets starter for the game was Steven Matz, and he played a big part in helping the Mets earn the victory today. Matz went 6.1 innings and allowed 3 runs while walking two and striking out four. Matz was not only able to handle himself well on the mound, but at the plate as well.
Matz, who has been known throughout his Mets career as competent at the plate, rocketed a home run in the bottom of the second inning. The ball, which went 395 feet, was the longest ball off of a Met’s bat for the day. There were a lot of long balls hit by the Mets today, and it ended up aiding the team.
Down 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth inning, Michael Conforto stepped up to the plate and smacked a home run that tied the game. Todd Frazier, the next man up, hit a home run to walk off the game. There was a fire lit after the end of the first game, and it would carry over into the second game.
Jason Vargas, the goat of the Mets staff, (not the good kind) took the hill in the second game of the double dip. He was solid, as he pitched six solid innings while striking out seven and allowing two runs. It was possibly his most solid outing of his Mets career. My Gut Reaction is that Vargas is feeling pressure already to make the rotation next season, so he is pitching for future job security.
The real story of the night was Tomas Nido, who sprawled out to make a diving catch. Later in the night, he drilled a home run to deep left field. Continuing to hit in both games was Amed Rosario and Conforto, which is great to see for the team moving forward.