The Mets jumped out to an early lead—again—scoring in the first inning for the seventh straight game. Pete Alonso got the team going this time with a two-run shot, his 37th of the season, and third straight game with a home run.
The Marlins answered back with a run in the top of the second, with a walk and a pair of singles to start the frame. Lewis Brinson’s single plated a run and moved Starlin Castro to third with none out. However, the next batter, Harold Ramirez, hit a chopper to third, and Todd Frazier easily threw out Castro at the plate to preserve the lead.
From there, Michael Conforto made sure the Scooter and the Big Man show continued its run, launching a two-run home run down the right field line in the bottom of the third to give the Mets a 4-1 lead. The homer was the 100th of Conforto’s career.
Steven Matz would surrender a solo home run to Brian Anderson in the sixth, but was otherwise solid, striking out seven over 6.2 innings. Jeff McNeil and Conforto—again—would homer in the bottom of the seventh removed any suspense from both the final outcome as well as any possible late-and-tight bullpen machinations.
Full recap to follow.
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