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Final score: Mets 4, Padres 1—Stro and Lindor forever, pls

Marcus Stroman was spectacular, and the Mets’ offense provided more than enough support.

San Diego Padres v New York Mets Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images

Marcus Stroman was brilliant, Francisco Lindor hit an early two-run bomb, and the Mets tacked on a couple of insurance runs later in the game as they beat the Padres by a 4-1 score at Citi Field this evening. And after Stroman departed, Aaron Loup, Seth Lugo, and Edwin Díaz were outstanding, keeping the Padres off the board for the final two-and-two-thirds innings of the game.

The Mets’ insurance runs came on a ground out fielder’s choice off the bat of Dom Smith with runners on the corners and nobody out in the bottom of the sixth and an absolute shot into the Coca Cola Corner for a solo home run in the eighth.

On top of all of that, there was plenty of great defense on display during the game, especially from Luis Guillorme.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

Nice job by MetsFan4Decades; her effort in the GameThread embiggens us all.

  1. MetsFan4Decades: 86
  2. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 49
  3. BK_Machetero3191: 36
  4. NothingButMet: 30
  5. kefmet: 29
  6. Knurk: 26
  7. SwissCheez: 24
  8. AnneInFlushing: 23
  9. Mettle: 16rcnt123: 8