Game Recap: Conforto Caps Mets 6-3 Victory with Dinger

The New York Mets (55-70) defeated the San Francisco Giants (62-65) tonight 6-3 in comeback style with the help of the bullpen and late game heroics in the offensive department.

Pitching:

Steven Matz struggled in the first inning giving up a two-run homer to Evan Longoria on a 3-0 pitch to give the Giants an early 2-0 lead.

Matz did settle down and pitched solid for five innings, while retiring 12 batters in a row. Matz was pulled out after the fifth inning because of an 85 pitch limit.

Corey Oswalt came in for relief for Matz in the sixth inning. This is his first appearance out of the bullpen after transitioning from his starting role. Oswalt pitched three teriffic scoreless innings.

Seth Lugo pitched the ninth, and gave up one earned run but still secured the win at the score of 6-3.

Hitting:

In the bottom of the seventh inning Michael Conforto sacrificed with a fly out and brought in the first run of the game. Then with a runner at second base, Austin Jackson cashes in with a clutch RBI double to drive in the tying run to make it a 2-2 game.

Next inning, Jose Reyes leads off with a stand up triple to get the Mets offense rolling once again. Two batters later with Reyes still at third Jeff McNeil knocks an opposite field base hit to score Reyes and take the lead 3-2.Wilmer Flores was walked intentionally to pitch to Michael Conforto.

Conforto responded with an opposite field 3-run homer to give the lead some cushion making it 6-2 game now.

 On Deck:

The New York Mets will be looking to win their second game in a row tommorow night vs the Giants. Noah Syndergaard will be on the mound looking to rebound from his last start vs the Phillies. Game time will be at 7:10 pm tomorrow on SNY.

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