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Final Score: Mets 5, Marlins 4-Scooter and the Big Man

Some thunderous blasts late powered the Mets to a win.

Miami Marlins v New York Mets - Game Two Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images

Three mighty blasts in the seventh inning powered the Mets to a 5-4 win over the Marlins to give them a stunning sweep of the doubleheader.

The Mets jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first when Michael Conforto singled home two runs, but a bigger rally stalled when a lineup comprised mostly of bench players let Miami starter Sandy Alcantara off the hook. The offense as a whole sputtered for a bit after that, and it seemed dire when Jeff McNeil left the game early with a leg cramp.

After Walker Locket and Robert Gsellman allowed the Marlins to jump out to a two-run lead, the Mets needed their power bats to complete the comeback. First up was JD Davis who put together a nice at-bat that ended in an opposite field blast, next it was Michael Conforto who obliterated a baseball into the Coca-Cola Corner to tie the game, and finally it was Pete Alonso. Alonso sent the crowd into a frenzy with the final blow to give the Mets the lead.

Since Edwin Diaz closed the first game, Seth Lugo pitched the last two innings and dispatched the Marlins with ease to pick up the save. The Mets are now over .500 for the year.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

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

  1. MetsFan4Decades: 154
  2. MookieTheCat: 79
  3. deegie: 72
  4. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 52
  5. YuretRastin: 52
  6. Devon Edwards: 51
  7. Jets Mets Devils Nets 16: 47
  8. Knurk: 41
  9. LouMonte7: 34
  10. Oak Beach Inn: 33