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Final Score: Mets 4, Tigers 3 — Hechamania!

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The Mets take the series from the Tigers behind a strong Wheeler start.

Detroit Tigers v New York Mets Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

The Mets continued to get support from their less-heralded players, defeating the Tigers 4-3 this afternoon in Queens. Brodie Van Wagenen talked about the importance of depth during the off-season, and it is hard to not see that depth come in very handy over the past week or so.

Zack Wheeler started for the Mets, and was greeted rudely by Nicholas Castellanos, who hit a solo home run in the first. Castellanos would add two more runs when he hit a two-out, two-run single in the third. Wheeler eventually settled down, going seven and a third innings, striking out eight, and walking just one, his final batter faced.

But the fourth inning would prove to be a good one for the Mets, who finally broke through against Tigers’ starter Spencer Turnbull. A Dominic Smith double, a Wilson Ramos single, a Todd Frazier push bunt against the shift, and a Aideny Hechavarría three-run home run put the Mets up 4-3. Yes, you read that correctly.

Edwin Diaz walked a tight-role, allowing the tying run to third with less than two outs, but recorded the save for the series win.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

Nice job by MetsFan4Decades; her effort in the GameThread embiggens us all.

  1. MetsFan4Decades: 108
  2. Kepler: 92
  3. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 74
  4. MookieTheCat: 52
  5. Jets Mets Devils Nets 16: 49
  6. David Klein: 47
  7. deegie: 44
  8. doctor prancer: 34
  9. Reflect: 32
  10. AnneInFlushing: 25