After a delayed start, the Mets’ offense came alive and hammered the Blue Jays 12-2. The offense had been in the doldrums, and with a lefty on the mound for Toronto, the forecast for this game was as bleak as the weather. However, the clouds parted and Met runs actually crossed the plate.
Noah Syndergaard got the offense going early when he hit an RBI double to put them on the board. His pitching was a tad shaky and the Blue Jays jumped out to a 2-1 lead in the third, but Syndergaard tied up the game an inning later with a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded.
This team has had trouble stringing together hits but the offense did not stop there. Amed Rosario just missed a home run and instead settled for a RBI double. Then with two outs Juan Lagares and Asdrubal Cabrera hit back-to-back-doubles to give the Mets a 6-2 lead.
It was a struggle for Syndergaard to make it through five with a high pitch count. He ended his night after the fifth with seven strikeouts and giving up just the two runs. Seth Lugo entered the game after him and was fantastic. He easily handled the Blue Jay offense and gave up only one hit and struck out four in three innings of work. Jacob Rhame closed out the game with a perfect inning in the ninth.
Rhame had a ten run lead to work with in the ninth since the offense did not settle for a four-run lead. The Mets continued to pour it on against the Blue Jays’ bullpen after Jaime Garcia was pulled. Rosario, Brandon Nimmo, and Lagares all drove in runs in the fifth. Luis Guillorme added to the fun in the eighth with a RBI single of his own and Devin Mesoraco capped off his perfect night at the plate with a two-run home run to complete the scoring.
I would be remiss if I did not mention that Curtis Granderson returned to Citi Field as a visitor and was the one to jump start Toronto’s rally against Syndergaard. Still rooting for you Grandy.
All-in-all it was a good night at the ballpark after a messy start.
Full recap to follow.
GameThread Roll Call
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