Only hours after driving in the winning runs against the Marlins in game 1, Michael Conforto came up big again with a massive two-run home run in the second leg of the doubleheader as the Mets defeated the Marlins 3-1 Tuesday night in Queens. Trevor Williams put up four solid innings as the starting pitcher and a relay of Aaron Loup, Seth Lugo, and Edwin Díaz effectively navigated through trouble to secure the victory.
Jeff McNeil added the third run in the fourth inning with a double that scored Javy Báez, who received a smattering of boos but mostly cheers after scoring the winning run in game 1. The doubleheader sweep was the most joyful response possible from a Mets team dealing with a public-relations disaster over the last 48 hours. With these two wins, the Mets will finish August no lower than 6.5 games behind the Braves for first place in the division.
Game Thread Roll Call
Robert Van Orden: 37
doctor prancer: 27
Syndergaard’s Lunch: 20
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