The Mets accomplished a feat today that they’ve only accomplished one other time in the month of August: they won a series. Both series wins this month came against the Nationals. They beat Washington today by a score of 9-4 to take the final two games of the series and win two games in a row for the first time since that sweep of the Nationals nearly three weeks.
The highlight is obviously that nine spot in the run column for the Mets, which is a cornucopia of runs for this Mets team. It was the most they’ve scored in a game since July 19, and it was just the 3rd time this month that the Mets have scored at least 7 runs in a game, and those three games represent half of their six wins in August.
Tylor Megill got the start for the Mets and pitched respectably enough, allowing just two runs in five innings, both coming on a Josh Bell homer. The offense got a run on the board in the first, with Francisco Lindor drawing Eric Fedde to balk while he was faking down the line at third. The Nats took the lead in the fourth off Tylor Megill on the afforementioned Josh Bell homer to make it 2-1, and it looked like this game was following a familiar script for the Mets. But then the Mets offense, amazingly actually broke out.
Javier Báez blasted a two-run monster shot into the second deck in left field to put the Mets back in front 3-2, and they didn’t look back. Pete Alonso added a run in the fifth on an RBI single, and even though Juan Soto brought the Nats closer with a solo homer in the sixth, a Dom Smith RBI single and Jonathan Villar two-run homer extended the Mets lead to 7-3.
Josh Bell hit another homer in the 8th, a solo shot off Jeurys Familia, to make it 7-4. Familia got into a little bit more trouble in the inning but extricated himself from it. The Mets added two more runs in their half of the eighth on a Lindor two-RBI double to extend their lead to 9-4 and put the game out of reach.
Heath Hembree sealed the deal in the ninth, and the Mets moved back to 4 games under .500 with the win.
GameThread Roll Call
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- MetsFan4Decades: 161
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- AnneInFlushing: 40
- Mettle: 28
- painiac: 15
- BlockNTackle: 11