Mets Use Long Ball to Sweep Diamondbacks

After the New York Mets had a nine run and 11 hit game on 9/11 they were looking to sweep a four-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday afternoon at Citi Field. There were some showers coming down, but New York hit six home runs and they were able to take down Arizona 10-1.

The Mets swept this four game series against the Diamondbacks. New York remains two games back of the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers for the second wild card spot in the National League. Arizona is now 3.5 games back for that spot as well.

Todd Frazier hit a solo home run in the second-inning for the New York Mets off of Alex Young.

In the third-inning, Nick Ahmed made a crucial error when he tried to throw out Pete Alonso from shortstop. It led to five runs in that inning. J.D. Davis had an RBI single. Juan Lagares hit his first carer grand slam off of Alex Young.

In the fifth-inning, Robinson Cano hit a solo home run off of Robbie Scott. Juan Lagares hit a two-run homer and Tomas Nido hit a solo homer off of Jimmie Sherfy. Those were back-to-back.

The Diamondbacks only run in the game came in the seventh-inning when Ildemaaro Vargas hit an RBI double.

Michael Conforto hit a solo home run for New York in the seventh-inning off of Ginkel.

The winning pitcher for the Mets in this game was Marcus Stroman (8-13). He pitched 6.1 innings and gave up four hits and one run. Stroman walked four batters and struck out six.

It was his best start ever since being traded from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Alex Young (7-4) was the losing pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He pitched 2.2 innings and gave up five hits and six runs. Young walked two batters and struck out three.

Arizona will begin a three-game set on Friday night against the Cincinnati Reds at home. New York will begin a three-game set at home on Friday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers.



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