What's gotten into Wilmer Flores? Young Wilmer went 3-for-4 with two home runs, a double, and six RBI tonight, continuing a recent power streak and leading the Mets to an easy victory. This was a fun one.
Bartolo Colon also enjoyed his night, pitching 7.2 innings while giving up one run on 12 hits. Just one of those 12 hits went for extra bases, and he struck out seven while walking none. Extreme fly-ball pitcher Colon induced two timely ground-ball double plays to help keep the Marlins from scoring more runs. He gave the fans reason to cheer in what is likely his penultimate start of the season at Citi Field.
The Mets scored four runs in the fourth inning to open their account, on an RBI double by Flores, an RBI single by Curtis Granderson, and a two-run double by Ruben Tejada. Flores's three-run home run in the fifth inning gave the Mets a 7-1 lead, and his two-run shot in the seventh erased what slim comeback hopes the Marlins may have had. Buddy Carlyle and Rafael Montero combined to pitch 1.1 scoreless innings to finish the game.
On a sadder note, Juan Lagares left the game after four innings with a hyperextended right elbow. Get well, get well soon, we want you to get well!
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