Luis Torrens blasted two homers to back an excellent outing by Luis Severino, lifting the Mets to a 9-1 victory and a three-game sweep of the Nationals Wednesday in Washington. The Mets pulled to within a half a game of the third-place Nats.

Torrens opened the scoring with a homer to right center with two out in the third inning. It was his first home run as a Met. Then, with the Mets up 2-0 in the sixth, Torrens again went deep, this time to center. It looked like the fielder was going to have a chance for a HR-robbing catch but he ran into the wall in mid-jump. Torrens is doing his best to remain with the club once Francisco Alvarez is activated.

Francisco Lindor followed Torrens’ second homer with a blast of his own. The Mets went on to score six runs in the inning, turning a close game into a blowout.

Severino cruised thru seven innings before allowing three hits and a run in the eighth. He did not walk a batter and lowered his ERA to 3.25 for the year while recording his fourth win.

The Mets have wins in five of their last seven games and now have two days off in preparation for their trip to London to play the Phillies.

3 comments on “Gut Reaction: Mets 9, Nationals 1 (6/5/24)

  • NYM6986

    Nice team win from top to bottom. Great starting pitching from Severino and everyone contributing on offense. Third day in a row McNeil sits on the bench with Iglesias filling in very nicely and a brand new catcher who can actually hit and throw out a runner which might be a very bad sign for Nido staying with the team, despite how well he has played. Seems unfair to have to fly across the Atlantic to face Ranger Suarez and the Phillies who share the best record in the MLB and are so explosive that they even have an 8 game lead on the Braves. A split would be huge. As would having Alvarez back behind the plate.

  • Metsense

    Gut Reaction: Severino pitch the gem and his rejuvenation this year has been a welcomed experience. Now what do you do with the welcomed experience? He is a free agent at the end of the year. Will Stearns trade him at the deadline and cash in? Or should he chase the wildcard spot ( they are only 3.5 back) and lose him for nothing at the end of the year? Would he extend him before August and have him be in the rotation for a couple of years? These are hard decisions and he doesn’t have to decide right now but he will have to decide in the month.
    Torrens is cashing in on his opportunity. I think he will replace Nido.
    The Sweep gave us hope that the season will remain a little bit interesting.

  • T.J.

    If they had another 80 games scheduled vs the Nats, they’d be in good shape. Nice win and sweep, now they need to back it up in the drive from oblivion to 0.500. Seve has been worth the coin, at least so far.

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