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Final Score: Mets 4, Diamondbacks 2 - Rats in the belfry

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Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeil propelled the offense, as a strong game from the bullpen secure a victory in Queens.

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at New York Mets Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

A day after Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeil debated over rodents in the dugout tunnel, the duo combined for virtually all of the offense for the Mets en route to a 4-2 victory. The middle infield duo went 3-7, with three runs scored, three RBI, a double (by Lindor), and a home run (by McNeil). Lindor also scored a run by himself, stealing second (his 100th of his career!), and scampering home when it ricocheted into the outfield. The only other offensive regular to get a mark in the hit column was Kevin Pillar, who doubled down the left field line. The bases were kept occupied by six walks, though, so there was foot traffic for McNeil and Lindor throughout.

The pitching was patchwork, but excellent efforts by opener Tommy Hunter and follower Joey Lucchesi set the tone. They combined for a solid 5.1 inning “start”, with Hunter throwing two hitless innings, and Lucchesi continuing their no-hit bid into the fifth. The latter allowed an unearned run and started to falter at the end of his outing, but was solid overall.

Jeurys Familia had a dominant first inning and an unlucky second, loading the bases on an infield single and back to back broken hit flares. He got out of it was a clutch strikeout. Aaron Loup allowed two hits and a run in the 8th inning, and Trevor May notched his first save as a Met, and just the eighth of his career, allowing a lead off single and nothing more.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

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  7. The Glider: 49
  8. AnneInFlushing: 44
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  10. senor_mike: 34