The New York Mets remain hot as a firecracker to start the 2022 season. The Amazin’s swept a double-header from the San Francisco Giants, Tuesday, winning the first game in dramatic extra-inning fashion, and riding the right arm of Max Scherzer in the nightcap.
The Mets now own the best record in baseball at 9-3 entering play on Wednesday. And they have done it with a combination of stellar starting pitching and clutch hitting.
New York found itself down 4-1 in Game 1 before storming back in the fifth inning to tie it. Jeff McNeil lined a double down the line to drive in James McCann and Travis Jankowski to slim the Giants lead down to 4-3. Francisco Lindor followed with a base hit to left-center, driving in McNeill with the tying run. The game remained tied at four heading into extras, and once again Lindor came up clutch again, blooping a base hit into shallow center, allowing Brandon Nimmo to score to give the Mets a thrilling 5-4 victory.
In the nightcap, it was all Max Scherzer. Making his first start in a Mets uniform at Citi Field, Scherzer dominated the Giants, tossing seven innings of one-run ball, with 10 strikeouts. The Giants managed only two hits, and not one of them was for extra bases.
Max Scherzer slider 🤧🤧— Beisebol Mundo Afora 🌍 (@beisebolmafora) April 20, 2022
The Mets got all the runs Scherzer needed in the third inning when Eduardo Escobar lined a two-run double to right, scoring Lindor and Pete Alonso. Later in the frame Dominic Smith brought in Escobar on a single.