Posted by Craig Mitchell at 12:54 AM
Monday night at Citi Field Wilmer Flores’ RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning snapped a 3 all tie. The Mets come from behind and beat the Blue Jays 4-3 in 11 innings. Noah Syndergaard started for the Mets and gave up a long home run to Jose Bautista in the top of the 1st (his 12th) and that was all he allowed. Mark Buehrle held the Mets scoreless till the 6th when Kevin Plawecki reached on a throwing error by Jose Reyes. Syndergaard sacrificed Plawecki to 2nd. Juan Lagares then doubled home Plawecki to tie the game at 1. Ruben Tejada then doubled to score Lagares and the Mets lead 2-1. Syndergaard went 6 allowing just 2 hits the 1 run (earned) walking 1 and striking out 11. Carlos Torres, Jack Leathersich pitched into the 8th for the Mets. Jeurys Familia pitched the final out of the 8h, in the 9th his first pitch was taken over the left field wall by Bautista, his 13th on the year and his 2nd homer on the game and the game was tied at 2. In the top of the 11th the Blue Jays took a 3-2 lead when Dioner Navarro’s sac-fly scored Ezequiel Carrera with the go ahead run. In the bottom of the 11th the Mets scored twice to win it. Lucas Duda’s RBI single scored Michael Cuddyer to tie the game at 3. Duda advanced to 2nd on the throw. Flores then came up and singled to center scoring Duda with the game winner. Hansel Robles gets the win in relief he’s now 1-1. Brett Cecil takes the loss he’s now 1-3. The win snaps the Blue Jays 11 game winning streak and the Mets are now 10-0 lifetime against the Blue Jays in Flushing. With the win the Mets improve to 35-30 on the season and 25-11 at Citi Field in 2015. The Nat’s lost on Monday night so the Mets now find themselves with a 1 ½ game lead in first place in the NL east. Tuesday night is Harvey day. Matt Harvey (6-4 3.62) goes for the Mets, Scott Copeland (1-0 0.90) goes for Toronto.