The Mets' bats stayed hot on Saturday in pursuit of their eighth consecutive win. More specifically, the bat of one Michael Conforto remained scorching.
The 23-year-old entered the contest against the Giants hitting .380/.429/.720 since being moved to third in the batting order on April 15. Somehow, he managed to raise all those numbers en route to a 6-5 victory.
Conforto singled off starter Matt Cain in the first inning as the Mets loaded the bases.
The also-streaking Neil Walker got the scoring started with a two-run single, a soft liner just out of reach of the outstretched arm of Kelby Timlinson.
Conforto followed an inning later with two RBIs of his own, cracking a double off the top of the left field wall with runners on the corners to make it 4-0.
After a Wilmer Flores error led to three unearned runs off Jacob deGrom in the top of the third, Conforto provided some breathing room in the form of this solo home run, his fourth dinger of the season.
Flores atoned for his error in a big way, hitting a solo shot of his own an inning later, his first of the year.
Jacob deGrom earned his third win in his third start of the year, working around four walks and striking out five in six innings. He gave up zero earned runs, lowering his ERA to a tidy 1.02.
The entire pitching staff benefited from solid Mets defense.
Curtis Granderson and Lucas Duda combined to help get deGrom out of that third-inning jam, nabbing Brandon Belt at third for the final out of the frame.
As the Mets' bullpen began losing its grip on the lead that was handed to him, Granderson limited the damage with a running, leaping catch at the wall in right.
Protecting a 6-5 lead in the top of the ninth, Jeurys Familia surrendered a leadoff single. The defense responded, with Walker and Asdrubal Cabrera turning a tough double play on a slow grounder from the speedy Angel Pagan.
Familia then induced a Matt Duffy groundout for his eighth save of the year and the team's eighth consecutive victory.
After the game, Terry Collins raved about Conforto's performance and touched on the importance of the depth Flores provides.
The Mets go for a sweep of their three-game series with the Giants on Sunday at 1:10 PM ET.