The Mets defeated the Twins 3-2 on Sunday afternoon to complete the weekend sweep. Gabriel Ynoa made his first major league start and pitched quite well, going 4.2 innings and striking out 8 (!). Ynoa probably could have completed the fifth inning, but Terry Collins pulled him in favor of Josh Edgin. That managerial decision looked bad when Edgin allowed a hit, and Erik Goeddel then allowed a walk to load the bases with two outs. Goeddel managed to escape the jam by striking out Kennys Vargas in an eight-pitch at bat.
The Mets’ offense was able to get by with only three runs today. There were ample opportunities to score more runs, however. In the first inning, the Mets left the bases loaded with only two runs scored after a bad-luck Travis d’Arnaud line-out double play. In a similar situation in the sixth, the Mets loaded the bases with none out but failed to score. Ynoa and the bullpen managed to hold the Twins to two runs while striking out fifteen, and that was enough to win.
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