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Final Score: Mets 4, Phillies 0—The Stro Show

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Marcus Stroman threw a gem, and Brandon Nimmo racked up three hits to lead the Mets to a doubleheader sweep.

MLB: Game Two-Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

After having his previous start on Sunday cut short due to rain, Marcus Stroman went back to the mound for Game 2 of the Mets’ doubleheader against the Phillies. Any fears that his routine would be disrupted after the Sunday kerfuffle were quickly dissipated, as the Amazins’ number two started tossed six shutout innings and led the Mets to a 4-0 victory.

Most of the Mets’ offensive damage came in the bottom of the fourth inning, when the bats put up a three spot. Following his walk-off hit earlier in the day, Jonathan Villar got the scoring started with an RBI double to score one. A few batters later, Brandon Nimmo came up with the bases loaded and smacked an RBI single to right to score two more and make it a 3-0 ballgame. Nimmo would do some additional damage later with an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth, his third hit of the game in what continues to be a very impressive start of the season for the happy-go-lucky center fielder.

The Mets didn’t need much offense tonight, though, as Stroman shut the Phillies down in his second full start of the season. HIs final line stood at 6 innings pitched, four hits, zero walks, and 3 strikeouts. Stroman only threw 86 pitches, so he could have gone out for the shorted complete game shutout, but with a four-run lead Luis Rojas opted to pull his starter in the final inning. Jeurys Familia came into the game and threw a scoreless inning (despite giving up two two-out hits) to end the game, which put the Mets over .500 for the first time in this short season.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

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  2. Kepler: 108
  3. stickguy: 65
  4. Knurk: 59
  5. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 58
  6. deegie: 50
  7. BK_Machetero3191: 46
  8. FlushtownFandom: 43
  9. LouMonte7: 39
  10. kefmet: 29