The Mets and their fans are high on life after New York lit up the scoreboard en route to finishing a four-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies this afternoon. Kelly Johnson, Curtis Granderson, and Juan Lagares each hit a homer and collected 3 RBI, but didn't bogart the fun as every Mets regular except for Travis d'Arnaud got a hit and scored. Noah Syndergaard overcame the haze of allowing two first-inning home runs and things were pretty mellow after that, as the Mets rolled their way to a laugher.
Johnson, who had hit a homer in his Mets debut but was only 4-for-32 with 1 RBI since, came alive in a big way today with three extra-base hits (two doubles). Michael Conforto had similarly gone 4-for-36 outside of his four-hit performance in his second game, but today also set himself right by reaching base three times (two hits and a walk) and scoring on each occasion. After going oh-fer the first two games of the series, Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored to follow up last night's "Rally-keet" homer.
After the aforementioned rough opening inning, Syndergaard only allowed two hits, two walks, and a small-ball run the rest of the way. His curveball continues to beast, as he threw it 28 times for 19 strikes, allowing only four balls in play off of it and zero hits. The impressive rookie finished with five strikeouts in seven innings and notched his seventh win of the year.
With the victory and the Giants' defeat of the Nationals, the Mets have extended their first-place lead to four and a half games. New York now welcomes the Pirates to town for a weekend series between two playoff hopefuls.
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