In the second game of a double header between the Miami Marlins and the New York Mets, it was very quiet heading into the bottom of the seventh-inning with Miami leading 4-2.
J.D. Davis hit a solo home run off of Jeff Brigham to cut the lead to 4-3. With a full count and two outs to Michael Conforto, he hit a towering shot to right field to tie the game at four off of Brigham. Pete Alonso was the next better and he also faced a full count with two outs. Alonso crushed it to left field off of Jeff Brigham to give New York a 5-4 lead and they won the game by that score.
The crowd was electric after that home run by Pete Alonso. With the win, the Mets are over .500 for the first time since May 2. New York is 2.5 games back of the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals for a wild card spot in the National League.
The New York Mets have jumped a lot of teams recently in the standings. The Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals are also ahead of New York in the wild card standings at the moment.
It was huge that the Mets swept the double header against the Miami Marlins.
In the first-inning, Michael Conforto hit a two-run single.
Harold Rameriz had an RBI single in the fourth-inning for Miami.
The Marlins scored three runs in the fifth-inning. Bryan Holaday tied the game at two on a solo home run off of Walker Lockett. Curtis Granderson also hit a two-run double with two outs to give Miami a 4-2 lead and the rest was history.
Jeurys Familia (3-1) was the winning pitcher for the Mets. He pitched one inning and walked one batter and struck out one.
Jeff Brigham (1-1) was the losing pitcher for the Miami Marlins and it was also his first blown save of the season. He pitched 1.2 innings and gave up five hits and three runs. Brigham also struck out one batter.
Seth Lugo recorded his second save of the season for New York. He pitched two innings and Lugo did not give up a hit. He also struck out two batters.
It is quite possible that Seth Lugo might be the closer down the stretch over Edwin Diaz.
Walker Lockett was the starting pitcher for the New York Mets. He pitched 4.2 innings and gave up eight hits and four runs. Lockett walked two batters and struck out four.
Sandy Alcantara was the starting pitcher for Miami. He pitched five innings and gave up three hits and two runs. Alcantara walked three batters and struck out four.
The third game of this four-game set will continue on Tuesday night at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. The projected starters for Tuesday’s contest will be Jordan Yamamoto (4-2, 3.94 ERA) for the Marlins and Zack Wheeler (8-6, 4.45 ERA) for New York.