NEW YORK – For the Mets, a four-game streak against the defending National League champions the Western Giants provided an important test early in the season. So far, they’ve passed. Francisco Lindor Hit one solo in the 10th inning of Match 1 with a double header on Tuesday to give the Mets a 5-4 win And the second best record (8-3) in baseball.
The Mets almost gave up the green light at the top of 10th, but in a revised major play Pete Alonso kept his foot on the first base bag to thwart Lindor’s errant throw. That half ended, giving the Mets a chance to get things moving. With two runners on the corners and one against Garlin Garcia, Lindor hit one spare in the middle, clinching Brandon Nemo for the win.
“[Lindor] “He seems to handle what we need every single time,” said manager Buck Showalter.
For the first time this season, the Mets starter Taylor Miguel It looked deadly, allowing him four runs over the first three rounds as his fastball peak velocity declined in the mid-’90s. But he recovered to finish the afternoon with three straight rounds without goals, ensuring that the Mets’ multiple late rallies would be significant.
“Things obviously didn’t get off to a hot start, but I settled in really well in the end,” said Miguel. “That’s what it’s all about, the team is just grinding at bats. … Look what happened. We came back and won.”
The first of those spikes occurred in the fifth inning, when Travis Jankowski hit a potential double ball to keep pressure on Giants player Alex Cobb. James McCann, Jeff McNeil, and Lindor followed suit with two base strokes to tie the match.
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