The Mets hit three homers in the seventh inning to earn a comeback win and a sweep of the doubleheader, with a 5-4 victory over the Marlins Monday night. The two wins today made the Mets 11-1 in their last 12 games and gave them a 57-56 record overall, the first time since May 2 the club was over .500 for the year.
The Mets jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning against Sandy Alcantara, a pitcher who has had great success against the Mets in his young career. But they couldn’t do anything else against Alcantara and soon found themselves on the wrong end of a 4-2 score. But Alcantara could only go five innings and the Mets made hay against the Marlins’ pen.
In the seventh inning, J.D. Davis led off with an opposite field homer. After, the next two batters made outs, Michael Conforto and Pete Alonso went back-to-back, with Conforto’s homer traveling an estimated 440 feet.
Gary Cohen worried that Seth Lugo wouldn’t be available for this game, after warming up twice in the opener. Not only was Lugo available, he pitched two innings for the save, retiring all six batters he faced. No Marlins’ hitter got the ball out of the infield against Lugo.
Edwin Diaz was worked hard in the first game and Lugo in the second. Neither may be available tomorrow but at this point, Lugo should be the team’s closer.