Posted by Craig Mitchell at 11:00 PM
Tuesday night at Citi Field, Wilmer Flores had a career night hitting 2 homers and driving in 6, the Mets blow out the Marlins 9-1. Leading into the bottom of the 4th the Mets trailed 1-0. Bartolo Colon was the Mets starter, and while he gave up 12 hits in his outing he was able to hold the Marlins to the 1 run. That came in the top of the 3rd on a RBI infield single by Christian Yelich. In the 4th the Mets scored 4 times to take the lead for good. Flores started the rally with an RBI double. Curtis Granderson gave the Mets the lead with an RBI single. Ruben Tejada followed with a 2 run double and it was 4-1. In the 5th Flores connected for a 3 run homer, his 5th on the year and it was 7-1. In the 7th Flores clubbed his 6th homer to make it 9-1. Overall Flores went 3 for 4 with the 6 RBI. Granderson remains hot also going 3 for 4. Tejada and Lucas Duda also had 2 hits apiece. Colon gets the win improving to 14-12 going 7 innings allowing 12 hits the 1 run (earned) striking out 7. Nathan Eovaldi allowed 6 runs on 6 hits in 4 1/3 and took the loss falling to 6-12. The Mets are now 5-4 on this home stand and are now 38-39 at home. Overall the Mets stand at 73-79. Wednesday night it’s the final game of the home stand. Dillon Gee (7-7 3.80) goes for the Mets, Henderson Alvarez (10-6 2.81) goes for Miami.