Mets Dominate Second Homestand, Sweep Pirates With Convincing Wins

The New York Mets are proving that they need to be taken seriously.
Pittsburgh Pirates v New York Mets
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Game 2: Mets win 3-1 Led By the Bullpen?

Through the first 6 innings, the Mets bats were in TROUBLE. Rookie standout Jared Jones was on the bump for the Pirates, and he absolutely thrived, leaving Mets bats ice cold.

Luckily for the Mets, Jose Quintana pitched a solid 5 scoreless, keeping the Mets in the game. After he came out, it was the (wait for it) Reed Garrett Show. 2 innings pitched, 6 strikeouts. When the Pirates took out Jones, the Mets said checkmate. Scoring 3 runs in the 7th. With runners at the corners, Joey Wendle knocked a double into left that tied the game.

Weirdly enough, the Pirate blunders continued as the Mets took the lead on a balk. Jeff McNeil almost didn't need to hit the double that brought home the third run. To make things even crazier, Diaz was unavailable for this game, so Drew Smith closed the game. He got the job done.

Mets win 3-1, they take the series.

Player of the game: Reed Garrett (2 IP, 6 Ks)

Game 3: Mets Win 9-1 in Total Domination

For the third straight game, the Pirates scored first, once again holding a 1-0 lead off an infield single by Bryan Reynolds. Besides that, Luis Severino pitched a solid third outing for the Mets. Severino threw 6 innings with one unearned run and 4 strikeouts. After he was done, the Mets offense went to work as Starling Marte launched a 2-run bomb into the Queens skies, giving the Mets a 2-1 lead.

Still, in the 6th with runners on 2nd and 3rd, Tyrone Taylor cashed in a ball hit through the middle that scored 2. 4-1 Mets. On the very next AB, Harrison Bader continued his surging week with a 2-run bomb. 6-1 Mets

In the bottom of the eighth, Francisco Alvarez cashed in an RBI scoring Alonso from third. 7-1 Mets. With the bases loaded, the bats stayed hot as Brandon Nimmo cashed in a 2 RBI double. 9-1 Mets. That's your score. The Mets sweep the series.

Player of the game: Tyrone Taylor (3/4, 2 RBIs)

Next Up: The West Coast

After winning their fourth series and getting their first sweep, the Mets take a flight across the country to the West Coast. Starting in LA, the Mets start a 3-game series with the Dodgers in the Mets' first major test after the series streak.

Here are your pitching probables: Game 1: Sean Manaea (1-1, 4.30 ERA) vs Yoshinubu Yamamoto (1-1, 4.50 ERA) Game 2: Jose Butto (0-0, 0.75 ERA) vs Gavin Stone (1-1, 6.14 ERA) Game 3: Adrian Houser (0-1, 4.70 ERA) vs James Paxton (2-0, 2.81)

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