The Mets clubbed three home runs en route to opening up a seven-run lead and coming away with a 7-4 win over the Red Sox Monday night in Boston.
Michael Conforto, Pete Alonso and Dominic Smith all went deep with the first two hitting two-run homers and Smith with a three-run blast. After watching the offense have so much trouble in the opening series, it was nice to see the bats come alive. Even if it was against a depleted Boston staff which opted for a bullpen game.
Michael Wacha pitched five strong innings, showing a fastball that regularly hit 95 and a changeup that kept hitters off balance. Chasen Shreve gave up a solo shot to Xander Bogaerts but otherwise looked very good and had the added benefit of working quickly. Jeurys Familia did not look good at all, necessitating a 4-out save by Seth Lugo.
Robinson Cano took the collar and is now 1-12 on the season. It’s nice that he’s not batting third and it’s good to see him being removed for defensive purposes. Now there’s only one move left to make. Hopefully J.D. Davis is still taking grounders at third base.