Coming into Monday night’s game, the Mets’ offense was struggling. They had only scored a combined four runs in their last two games. However, they broke out in a big way, romping the Marlins by a score of 11-4. The win snapped a three-game skid for the Mets. They will look to gain more momentum on Tuesday night.
Alonso and Canó lead the charge
Luis Rojas made the decision to drop Pete Alonso to sixth in the line-up, and it paid off. Both Alonso and Robinson Canó had multi-homer games, and both racked up three hits on the night. Additionally, the pair hit back-to-back homers to cap off a four-run rally in the sixth inning. After missing 10 games due to a hamstring injury, Canó has not missed a beat. He now is hitting a scalding .412/.446/.706 (218 OPS+) with four homers and 13 RBI on the year. Meanwhile, Alonso’s homers were his fourth and fifth on the year and could be a sign that he’s breaking out of his early-season slump.
Smith continues to rake
Dominic Smith had another strong evening at the plate on Monday. He went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Additionally, he is now batting a scorching .310/.391/.741 (209 OPS+) with six homers and a team-leading 18 RBI. He currently leads the NL in slugging percentage. Despite not being an everyday player coming into the year, Smith has continued to impress at the dish.
Shreve stifles the Marlins’ line-up, earns victory
Chasen Shreve came on in relief of Robert Gsellman in the second inning and dominated the Marlins’ lineup. Shreve set down all seven batters he faced, including five strikeouts. Additionally, he picked up his first victory on the season, and now has 17 strikeouts, a 3.09 ERA/3.20 FIP, and a 0.771 WHIP in 11.2 innings pitched.
David Peterson will look to continue his strong rookie season against fellow rookie Humberto Mejia on Tuesday night. Peterson has a strong 2.91 ERA (150 ERA+) and 1.154 WHIP in 21.2 innings pitched thus far. Additionally, he pitched five innings of one-hit ball in his last start, although he was pulled early due to shoulder soreness. Mejia made his Major League debut against the Mets last time out. While he struggled a bit with his control and pitch count, Mejia managed to rack up six strikeouts and allowed no runs in just 2.1 innings pitched. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 P.M. EST.
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