The Mets brought out the bats for the second straight night in Boston, beating the Red Sox by an 8-3 score.
he Mets put up those eight runs against the Red Sox’ bullpen, which was attempting to patch together nine innings among five pitchers. Of the Mets’ runs, only two were driven in on the long ball, a fifth inning two-run home run hit by J.D. Davis off of Austin Brice.
Otherwise, the Mets passed the baton, with Amed Rosario knocking in two runs on one hit, Jeff McNeil and Brandon Nimmo each hitting RBI doubles. Robinson Cano also broke his skid, getting two hits and driving in a run. The only starters to not get a hit tonight were Pete Alonso and Yoenis Cespedes.
David Peterson started the night on the mound for the Mets, making his major league debut. He impressed with 5.2 innings, giving up only two earned runs and striking out three. He got himself out of a particularly nasty jam in the bottom of the third inning, escaping a bases loaded, no-out situation giving up only one run. The Mets then got clean performances out of Drew Smith, Justin Wilson, and Dellin Betances, and despite Hunter Strickland giving up a run in the bottom of the ninth, Peterson secured a win in his first game in the big leagues.
Full recap to follow.
Note: Our roll call tool isn’t cooperating right now, but we’ll add that here once it’s back. Let’s just assume MF4D won.