MMO Game Recap: Mets Offense Explodes in 12-2 Win

The New York Mets defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 12-2 behind eleven unanswered runs on Tuesday night at Citi Field.

Pitching

Noah Syndergaard dominated the first three Blue Jays hitters, as he struck out Curtis Granderson, Josh Donaldson, and Justin Smoak to open up the game.

Teoscar Hernandez led off the second with a single, however Syndergaard bounded back and rolled a pair of ground outs. After a Russell Martin two out walk, he struck out rookie Richard Urena to strand runners on the corners.

The Blue Jays struck right back to take a 2-1 lead in the third. Granderson singled with one out, then Smoak singled to center and Hernandez was hit by a pitch to load the bases with two outs.

Yangervis Solarte then snuck a two run single through the shifted infield.

Syndergaard bounced back as he struck out both Urena and Jaime Garcia en route to a 1-2-3 fourth inning. He ran into some trouble with one out in the fifth as Donaldson doubled and Smoak drew a walk. However, he rolled a 6-4-3 double play to get himself through five innings.

Syndergaard threw 103 pitches over five innings and allowed two runs on five hits while walking two and striking out seven.

Seth Lugo relieved Syndergaard in the sixth and he looked great. Lugo struck out both Kevin Pillar and Russell Martin in a 1-2-3 sixth. He then struck out Dwight Smith Jr.and Granderson in a 1-2-3 seventh.

After retiring the first eight batters he faced, Lugo allowed a two out single to Blue Jays reliever Deck McGuire in the eighth. However, a nice reaching grab from Bruce got him out of the inning.

Jacob Rhame secured a scoreless ninth inning in his return from Triple-A.

Hitting

Juan Lagares blooped a first pitch one out single to center in the bottom of the first. After Asdrubal Cabrera flew out, Lagares stole second and Wilmer Flores drew a two out walk. However, Jay Bruce flew out and left the runners on first and second.

The Mets jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second. Devin Mesoraco drew a lead off walk, he scored from first as Hernandez botched the relay throw in on a Noah Syndergaard broken bat double.

The Mets exploded for five runs in the bottom of the fourth. The first three batters reached base, as Jay Bruce dropped in an opposite field double, Mesoraco drew a walk, and Jose Reyes flared a single to center to load the bases.

Syndergaard then picked up his second RBI of the night and tied the game at two with a sacrifice fly to center. Amed Rosario just missed a home run by inches, but gave the Mets a 3-2 lead with an RBI double.

Brandon Nimmo popped out with two in scoring position, but Lagares came through with a two out two run double, increasing the lead to 5-2. After Jamie Garcia was pulled, Cabrera doubled to the right-center gap scoring Lagares and giving the Mets a 6-2 lead.

The Mets tacked on three more runs in the fifth, started by singles from Mesoraco and Adrian Gonzalez. Rosario singled home Mesoraco with his second RBI hit of the night to make it 7-2.

Brandon Nimmo then got in on the fun with an RBI single of his own, making it 8-2. Lagares then drove in another run with his third hit of the game, an infield single, to give the Mets a 9-2 lead.

Juan Lagares led off the eighth inning with a triple to right, for his fourth hit of the game. Luis Guillorme drove him home with an RBI single to center, picking up the first RBI of his career.

Mesoraco capped off the night with his first Citi Field home run, a two run shot to left, making it 12-2 Mets. He was on base five times, with the home run, a single, and three walks.

Lagares went 4-for-5 with three RBI’s, and Rosario went 3-for-4 with two RBI’s.

On Deck

Zack Wheeler (2-2, 5.03 ERA) will face J.A. Happ (4-3, 4.80 ERA) as the Mets will look to complete the two-game series sweep at 1:10 p.m. at Citi Field.

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