the mets They made some history when they defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 in the three-game series opener at Citi Field on Monday night.
Here are some takeaways…
– Carlos Carrasco He took the ball for New York in this game and struggled badly. Despite getting five hits, the veteran right fielder lacked a deserted pitch and pulled out a quick out. After playing well in his last out, Carrasco fell behind early, allowing him to run in the top of the first on a walk and two batters.
He put zero in the second but struggled again in the third. Pitching with the lead in, Carrasco allowed a double lead Connor Joe And two strokes later he came to score and even things are on Cibrian Hayes Double.
Pittsburgh loaded the bases on a walk and an error, but the right-hander struggled out of the inning with only one run against him. With 88 pitches thrown through three innings, Carrasco’s night ended. He allowed two runs on four hits while walking three and striking out five in a no-decision.
— and luckily for him and the Mets, the offense came to play, scoring in each of the first six innings in a home game for the first time since 1987. The first time around, Alonso House Double lined down the left line to bring it home Brandon Nemo And even things.
after that , Daniel Vogelbach He gave Cookie his first lead to work with, smashing a solo homer into an opposite field drive down the second. After Pittsburgh got things right again, Jeff McNeil Red stayed sensational with an RBI single, scoring Francisco Lindor And put New York ahead again. This extended the 2022 batting champion’s hitting streak to eight games.
second baseman Jonathan Arrows, who had a great night at the plate and in the field, hit his first home run as a Metropolitan to make it 5-2 New York in the fourth. Then in the fifth, McNeil drove in Lindore again with a sacrifice fly. Lindor, who doubled and stole the third, became the first met since then Carlos Beltran For the composition of the season 20/20.
Just when it looked like the Mets were finally not going to score, Brandon Nemo He hit a solo home field of his own, making it his sixth straight inning with a run. It was the player’s 16th home run of the season, and now he’s just one shy of his career high.
Behind Carrasco, the Mets bullpen has racked up five consecutive scoreless innings and allowed only one hit. Tyson Miller He got the win as he worked around two walks in his Mets debut. Sam ConrodRecently activated from IL, he also made his debut for the Mets and pulled out a pair. Phil PickfordAnd Trevor GottAnd Adam Piccolo He had seventh, eighth and ninth finishes to clinch the Mets’ second consecutive win.
The Mets cap off their longtime home with two more games against the Pirates, the contest kicking off Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.
New York will start on the left hand David Peterson (3-7, 5.61 ERA) and will take on Pittsburgh alone, Billy Walter (0-7, 5.21 ERA).