This is the Michael Conforto the Mets are used to seeing.
The 25-year-old lefty looks to have figured out what has been plaguing him at the plate, as he notched a 4-for-4, two RBI performance in the win over the Diamondbacks on Friday night.
Conforto set the tone early for the Mets in his first at-bat with an RBI single to score Asdrubal Cabrera to make it a 2-0 game. After hitting another single in the third, Conforto roped an RBI single to right to score Wilmer Flores in the fifth. He would cap off his night with a base knock in the eighth for good measure.
Conforto admitted after the game that the start to his season has been a "process."
"It felt amazing. You know, it's been a process," Conforto said after the game. "I think the whole lineup, we're working hard to score the runs we know we need. It just felt good to see some fall in there and I'm glad I could be a part of it today."
Three of Conforto's hits went to the opposite field, something the Mets expect from a hitter that can go to all corners of the diamond. Conforto said when he is hitting the ball both ways, he feels better at the dish.
"I think it's important for me," he said. "I'm at y best when I'm using the whole field. So that's what I'm working on right now and I think I'm in a good place."
This is the outing from Conforto manager Mickey Callaway and the rest of the Mets have been waiting for.
"That was big. I think that all of us kinda saw this coming," Callaway said. "I mean, you can't ever predict he's going to get four hits or have a career-high in things like that tonight. But you can see him coming out of it. It was good that he got back out there, we had a right hander going today…He came out today and he was tremendous."