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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 21: Carlos Carrasco (59) of the New York Mets pitches against the San Francisco Giants during their game at Citi Field on April 21, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

If the New York Mets aren’t  the best team in baseball right now, they certainly are playing like the most cohesive team in baseball.

The Mets took care of the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Thursday afternoon behind 7-2/3 superlative innings by Carlos Carrasco; his best start as a New York Met.

Carrasco held a difficult Giants lineup to just two runs on four hits, with the last run coming on a solo shot by Mike Yastrzemski with two out in the eighth inning. In short, Cookie was dealing for the Mets.

Meanwhile, Francisco Lindor kept cooking at the dish. Lindor had three hits on Thursday, including a bomb of a home run in the bottom of the first inning to stake the Mets to a 1-0 lead. Lindor had seven hits on the series with three RBI and a homer. He is hitting .308 on the young season.

Eduardo Escobar added a solo shot of his own in the bottom of the second that gave the Mets a 2-1 lead, and Matt Canha delivered a two-run single in the third to give the Mets a 5-1 lead.