The New York Mets remain as hot as can be, blasting away the Miami Marlins 9-3 on Sunday to secure a sweep of a three game series.
Aside from falling behind twice in Friday’s game, this series in South Beach has really be no sweat at all for a Mets team that is playing as well as it has all season.
On Sunday, the Mets plated six runs on 12 hits in the first three innings, knocking out Miami starter Pablo Lopez. Every single Mets player in the lineup had a hit through three innings.
RBI triple for Tyler Naquin, it's his first hit as a Met! 👏 pic.twitter.com/byHrSwm2rn— New York Mets (@Mets) July 31, 2022
Pete Alonso got the scoring started with a RBI double to right in the top of the first, scoring Francisco Lindor to make it 1-0. Jeff McNeil and Marc Canha would follow with RBI base hits to make it 3-0.
Tyler Naquin’s RBI triple not only made it a 4-0 ballgame in the third inning, it was Naquin’s first significant Met moment since he was acquired from Cincinnati on Friday.
Brandon Nimmo also had a big day with the bat driving in three runs, credited with two RBI, as the Mets built an 8-3 lead in the seventh inning.
Lindor capped off the scoring a batter later with a single to shallow right that bounced off the second baseman Joey Wendle, allowing Nimmo to come chugging around from second to score.
The Mets (64-37) have now won six straight, which ties the second longest winning streak the Mets have enjoyed this season. They last won six in a row from May 27 to June 1 against Philadelphia and Washington.
Speaking of Washington, that is where the Mets head next as both Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom will start on consecutive days.
"This group stays in reality real well. They don't seem to get caught up in some of the things that are out there."— SNY (@SNYtv) July 31, 2022
- Buck Showalter pic.twitter.com/iHgG4AYBVv