The Mets, after swallowing a tough loss in game one of this doubleheader, in which the offense looked just as lifeless as it had all season, had a bit of a resurgence in game two, scoring seven runs in the seven inning affair.
The offense was heavily supplied by the depth bats rather than the starters. With struggling everyday players Francisco Lindor and James McCann getting the night off, Jonathan Villar got a start at his natural positon of shortstop, and Tomás Nido got into just his ninth game of the season. Those two, alongside Kevin Pillar, who continues to play for the now-IL’d Brandon Nimmo, did the heavily lifting throughout. Nido hit a two run bomb, Villar a solo shot, and Pillar with two RBI of his own carried the offense through most of the win.
On the pitching side, the Mets used an opener for the first time this season. Miguel Castro danced around some trouble to post a scoreless first, and Jordan Yamamoto scattered four hits over 2.2 innings pitched in his Mets debut to secure the win.
The Mets bullpen after Yamamoto was far from perfect, but they did their jobs. Aaron Loup surrendered two hits (including letting the runner Yamamoto left on base to score), Trevor May surrendered one hit, and Robert Gsellman surrendered two hits and a run in his one inning of work. Jeurys Familia gave up one hit against the shift and nothing more, splitting the day.
Full recap to follow.
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