Today at Target Field, the Mets made a brief trip to play the Twins in a makeup a game that had been snowed out in April.
On the strength of timely hitting and a stellar performance from starting pitcher Dillon Gee, the Mets beat Minnesota 6-1 to finish 5-6 on their 11 game road trip..
New York doubled their advantage in the fourth, when Omar Quintanilla and Daniel Murphy both delivered ground ball singles. In the seventh, Wilmer Flores got in on the action, stroking a two out single to right field to drive in Marlon Byrd and extend the Mets’ lead to 5-0.
The Twins got an unearned run in the seventh to draw within 5-1, but nothing more.
In the top of the ninth, Marlon Byrd blasted a solo homer (his 20th of the season) to make it 6-1 Mets and close out the scoring.
- Dillon Gee got the start for the Mets and was brilliant over his 7.2 innings of work. He allowed 1 unearned run on 6 hits, walked 1 and struck out 9. Gee lowered his season ERA to 3.60.
- Wilmer Flores went 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI.
- Andrew Brown got the start at DH and went 2 for 4 with a walk.
- Juan Lagares delivered 2 hits, and was a one man highlight reel in center field.
- Travis d’Arnaud went 0 for 3 with a walk and 2 strikeouts. He’s still in search of his first Major League hit.
- Marlon Byrd hit his 20th homer of the season in the 9th.
The Mets return home tomorrow night to host the Braves in the first game of a nine game homestand.