The Mets rallied from a 3-0 deficit and Jeurys Familia skirted a second-and-third, no-out jam in the ninth to secure an invigorating win against the best team in baseball.
Starter Steven Matz gave up home runs to Kris Bryant and Javier Baez to fall behind 3-0, but the young hurler actually looked better than his mediocre line might suggest. He departed after 104 pitches and five and one-third innings having allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out six, but regularly hit 95 MPH on the gun, flashed strong secondaries, and showed no obvious discomfort from the much-discussed bone spur in his left elbow.
Yoenis Cespedes hit the ball further than any mortal in Citi Field history in the sixth inning, sending a rocket to the third deck in left field to cut the lead to 3-1. New York went ahead in the seventh with a three-run rally that centered around rookie Brandon Nimmo: he drove in his first major-league run and scored the go-ahead run thanks to some heads-up base running, which in part helped force a throwing error by Javier Baez which brought him home.
GameThread Roll Call
|JR and the Off-Balance Shots
|The Nameless One