Michael Conforto belted two homers to help power the Mets to a 7-2 win over the Marlins and a sweep of the four-game series. The Mets have now won six in a row and 13 of their last 14 games.
Conforto cracked a two-run homer in the third inning, the 100th HR of his career. He added a solo shot in the seventh inning, the second homer of the inning, following Jeff McNeil’s two-run homer. Pete Alonso got the scoring underway with a two-run shot in the first. It was a great day for the HR offense.
Steven Matz evened his record at 7-7 thanks to a 6.2 IP, 2 ER outing. He’s now 5-0 at Citi Field this year.
The Mets were able to stay away from both Edwin Diaz and Seth Lugo in this game. After both were worked hard in the doubleheader on Monday, they’ll each have three days off before Friday’s game against the Nationals.
Earlier this year, the Nationals went on a hot streak of their own, where they were 31-12, beating up on the same teams that the Mets just got healthy against. Interestingly, that streak started after they were swept in a four-game series by the Mets. But since that hot streak, the Nats are 10-10.
The series is at home, where they Mets are 12 games over .500 this season. They have a day off before it starts and they enter playing their best ball of the season. And the Mets are 8-5 against the Nationals this year.