Syndergaard, Conforto deliver as Mets avoid sweep
The Mets defeated the Miami Marlins 5-2 on Sunday night. The win brought the Amazin’s back to .500 and avoided the dreaded sweep early on in this season.
Noah Syndergaard made his second start of the season and kept rolling in his typical Thor ways. He went seven innings, and allowed just five hits. He didn’t walk anyone, but struck out nine.
Syndergaard was throwing hard again with his fastball topping off at 100.9 mph in the first inning. The combination of a blazing fastball and absolutely filthy slider and change-up made Noah almost too good to believe on Sunday night.
The offense for the Mets also actually woke up in this game, and gave him a bit of a cushion early on. Oh and they did it without the long ball to start.
An error by Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto let the Mets get on the board first when Asdrubal Cabrera scored from third.
An RBI single by the struggling Neil Walker would make it 2-0, before a bases loaded walk to Michael Conforto brought in the third run of the inning.
After the Marlins got a couple of runs back in the 3rd thanks in part to a Yoenis Cespedes error, the Mets went to ol’ faithful: the long ball.
Jay Bruce connected his second home run of the season in the 5th when he absolutely tattooed a ball to right.
The following frame Michael Conforto would get his own solo shot to deep right field to put the Mets up by 3. This was Conforto’s first start of the year, and the kid delivered when it counted.
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With the Mets offense struggling as much as it has this opening week, getting some much needed offensive firepower from two outfielders was really great to see. Hopefully Terry Collins rewards Conforto’s and Bruce’s performances by giving them the start on Monday in Philadelphia. We doubt it, but maybe it’ll happen.