The Mets bested the Blue Jays 3-0 in Steven Matz’s return to Citi Field. Matz had a strong showing in his first start back in Queens, the only damage against him in his 5 2⁄3 innings of work coming on a Pete Alonso two-run homer in the first inning.
But Tylor Megill was even better, tossing six shutout innings against the potent Blue Jays offense, giving up just two hits and striking out five batters. Megill needed just 78 pitches to notch the quality start and he got his first major league hit in the process to boot.
The Mets played strong defense behind their pitchers all night, with both J.D. Davis and Michael Conforto making highlight reel plays. Seth Lugo pitched a scoreless seventh and Trevor May tossed a 1-2-3 eighth inning in relief of Megill. Alonso struck again in the bottom of the frame, providing an insurance run via a monster solo shot to the second deck in left-center. Edwin Díaz picked up his 20th save of the year with a 1-2-3 ninth inning, punctuated by a strikeout of George Springer to put the cherry on top of a very nice all-around win for the Mets.
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