Gut reaction: Mets 4, Marlins 1 – 5/11/19

The Mets took the second game of the home series against the Marlins 4-1, setting up a golden opportunity for a Mother’s Day sweep and a return to .500.

Jacob deGrom was in control, allowing just one run over seven innings with eight strikeouts. Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara kept the Mets off balance allowing just one run through his first five innings on the mound, courtesy of a Michael Conforto RBI single in the fourth. However, while deGrom kept cruising, Alcantara lost his way in the sixth inning. Pete Alonso and Conforto went back-to-back with solo home runs and deGrom added an insurance run with an RBI single to put the score at 4-1

Seth Lugo and Edwin Diaz closed it out with a scoreless frame apiece. After his third consecutive strong start, deGrom’s ERA now sits at a more familiar 3.26.  He also notched two hits to bring his season batting average to a robust .250.

Tomorrow the Mets will close out the series with the inconsistent Noah Syndergaard vs. lefty Caleb Smith, who enters the game 3-0 with a 2.11 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 42.2 innings pitched. Hopefully Noah brings his A game. Lets’ go Mets!

2 comments for “Gut reaction: Mets 4, Marlins 1 – 5/11/19

  1. David Klein
    May 11, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    Could have been an easy win Maybe it should have been as Sandy Alcanatra was getting by with smoke and mirrors and babip luck but the Mets finally got to him third time through the order. Alonso and Conforto need to be middle of the order lynchpins for a very long time they are both monsters. Alonso hitting all the homers late is and mostly off relievers is one of oddities but great nonetheless and he got back at Sandy for drilling him.

    Conforto was in a two week slump but even then he was drawing tons of walks and his wRC+ was never under 125 and his power is back and hopefully he goes on a homer binge.

    DeGrom was terrific and just made mincemeat out of everyone except for the pitcher ironically, but he got his revenge.

    Remember when people were worried about Lugo and thought he was maybe hurt rather than just sick? Well he’s put those worries to rest and he’s been dominant for three weeks now.

    All in all a good win and weather permitting hopefully they can get the sweep tomorrow and Thor can rebound.

  2. Metsense
    May 12, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Gut reaction: ” all the stars are closer” just like the song. Degrominator, Conforto and Alonso won this game.
    Lugo has a nice run going.
    Diaz Mio, thank God for Edwin, 10 / 10.
    Unfortunately, they have to win today to reset the season. Then go to DC and start the season again winning that series like they did the last time. I’m confident they can do it!

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