Too many Mets fans were all gloom and doom after they got swept by the Marlins a few days ago so hopefully a sweep of the hated Yankees gets those fans to back away from the ledge. And if a sweep by itself wasn’t good enough, how about one where the Mets collected come-from-behind wins in both games? Who saw that coming? After earning a 6-4 win in the opener, the Mets pulled out a 4-3 victory in the nightcap.
In the nightcap, the Mets fell behind 3-1 and got a run back in the fifth inning when Brandon Nimmo delivered an RBI double. Trailing by a run in the seventh, Jeff McNeil worked a walk from Aroldis Chapman. Billy Hamilton came on as a pinch-runner and proceeded to get picked off. But Hamilton beat the throw to second base. Amed Rosario then delivered a pinch-hit homer for the walk-off win.
In the opener, the Mets fell behind 4-0. They scratched across a run in the fifth inning and then broke out the long ball in the sixth. Pete Alonso crushed a three-run homer to center field to tie the game and two batters later Dominic Smith and Jake Marisnick went back-to-back to give the Mets a two-run lead.
As bad as the starting pitchers were for the Mets in both games, that’s how good the bullpen was. Michael Wacha started the opener and gave up 4 ER in 3 IP. In the nightcap, David Peterson allowed 3 ER in 4 IP. But the pen combined for seven scoreless innings in the two games. Mets relievers surrendered just three hits and produced 10 Ks, including three by Edwin Diaz in the seventh inning of Game 1.
The Mets have now won three in a row while the Yankees have lost seven straight games.