Mauricio hit a monster home run, deep into the Coca Cola corner, a two-run blast that made it 3-1 Mets in the fourth inning. Statcast had it at 112.4 mph off the bat and with a distance of 440 feet.
Pete Alonso also homered and his blast was a little bit harder off the bat, although it didn’t go quite as far. It was the 44th homer of the year for Alonso, who now has 105 RBIs on the season.
Francisco Alvarez added the Mets’ final homer, which came after the D’Backs cut the lead to two runs. It was a wall-grazer, compared to the two majestic blasts by Mauricio and Alonso. But it gave the Mets a much-needed insurance run.
Meanwhile, Butto put up his second strong start and this time he finished his final inning, not leaving any inherited runners for the bullpen to allow to score. His final line was 5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB and 7 Ks. He’s been almost an afterthought but Butto can make a case for a rotation spot here in September, too.
The bullpen allowed 3 ER in 4 IP and unfortunately, that counts as a good outing here lately. Grant Hartwig gave up a run and it would have been more if he didn’t get bailed out by his defense. Sam Coonrod gave up 2 ER in 0.1 IP and it would have been more if he didn’t get bailed out by Adam Ottavino, who pitched the final 1.2 IP to earn his 10th save of the year.