The Mets defeated the pesky Marlins 4-2 to take the series on Wednesday.
Jacob deGrom got the start for the Mets, and while he did not look as dominant as he was against the Cubs, he went seven strong innings and struck out seven.
Once again it was Giancarlo Stanton who got to deGrom with a tape-measure shot in the third.
And again in the sixth.
Statcast takes a closer look at these two mammoth home runs.
The damage could have been worse had it not been for a crucial double play in the fifth. Jose Reyes got the start at short after Asdrubal Cabrera was a late scratch. He showed some rust with a poor throw to Neil Walker at second, which created a close play at first with speedy Christian Yelich running down the line. Don Mattingly challenged the out call at first, but after the umpires took another look at it, the call was upheld.
Wilmer Flores was originally in the lineup at first base but moved over to third when Cabrera couldn’t go. Flores continued his hot hitting and hit two home runs of his own. The first home run came in the second to put the Mets on the board, and the second came in the fourth to give the Mets a 4-1 lead.
The Mets had scored their other runs an inning earlier, when Jose Reyes recorded his first hit since returning to the Mets. It was a double down the left field line and it set up second and third and one out for Curtis Granderson. Granderson came through with a hit to give the Mets a 3-1 lead.
After both Flores and Stanton hit their second home runs of the game, that left All-Star reliever Jeurys Familia with a two-run lead to protect in the ninth. Familia coaxed a game-ending double play out of Ichiro Suzuki, but despite not having a challenge, Mattingly asked for a review of the play.
Once again the call was upheld and Familia earned his 30th save of the year and the Mets won the ballgame.
Needless to say, after the game manager Terry Collins was pleased with the team’s performance against the Fish but especially Wilmer’s when the pressure is on.