Posted by Craig Mitchell at 3:08 PM
Thursday afternoon at Citi Field, Kelly Johnson had solo homer and a pair of RBI doubles and Curtis Granderson hit his 20th homer, the Mets support Noah Syndergaard with a 12-3 win. The Mets have now won 4 straight and sweep this series from the Rockies. Colorado got to the Syndergaard in the top of the 1st with a pair of solo homers by D.J. LeMahieu, his 5th and Nolan Arenado, his 28th for a 2-0 lead. The Met offense answered right back scoring three times in the bottom of the first. Daniel Murphy stroked an RBI double down the right field line to score Granderson. Juan Uribe hit a double over Charlie Blackman’s head in center scoring Murphy to tie the game at 2. Johnson then doubled home Uribe for a 3-2 lead. In the top of the 3rd the Rockies scored a run without the benefit on a hit when Blackman walked, stole second advanced to third tagging on a foul out and then scored on a fielder’s choice by Carlos Gonzalez. Syndergaard then settled down. The Mets made it 4-3 in the bottom of the inning when Yoenis Cespedes and Johnson hit back to back doubles. In the 4th the Mets made it 6-3 when Michael Conforto singled and then was brought home on Granderson’s 20th homer of the year. In the 6th Johnson clubbed his 2nd homer as a Met and 11th on the year to make it 7-3. In the 6th the Mets made it 9-3 on a sac-fly by Granderson and a RBI single by Cespedes. In the bottom of the 8th, the Mets piled more on as pinch hitter Juan Lagares hit a 3 run homer, his 4th on the year to make the laugher official. Syndergaard was locked in after the 1st lasting 7 innings allowing 4 hits 3 runs (earned) walking 3 and striking out 5. He gets the win improving to 7-6. Hansel Robles pitched the 8th. Bobby Parnell shut them down in the 9th for the win. Johnson went 3 for 4 with the 2 doubles, homer and 3 RBI, Granderson drove in 3, Cespedes had 2 hits and the RBI, Conforto went 2 for 3 with a double. With the win the Mets are now 11 games over .500 for the first time since the 2010 season. They stand at 63-52. They are a stunning 42-18 at home and going into tonight’s action lead the Nationals by 4 games in the NL East. Friday night the Pirates come to town for a 3 games series. Bartolo Colon (10-11 4.76) goes for the Mets; J.A. Happ (4-7 4.78) goes for the Bucs.