The Mets jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back, winning 13-2 over the Pirates >> Box Score
Five takeaways from Sunday's game...
1) Noah Syndergaard continued his dominance, allowing just three hits through 7.0 innings of work. This is his fifth straight start where he went at least 7.0 innings. Sadly, his four game streak of at least eight strikeouts came to an end, as the right-hander only struck out three Pirates batters. Syndergaard improves to 8-5 on the season with this win.
2) Robinson Cano left the game in the top of the fourth with a left hamstring injury. He had three hits and scored two runs before exiting the game. Mets manager Mickey Callaway spoke on Cano's injury after the game, saying, "That's a tough one."
3) The Mets' bats came alive Sunday afternoon, blasting three home runs and totaling six doubles. Jeff McNeil, Michael Conforto and J.D. Davis were responsible for the home runs, and the team ended up with 16 hits and 11 RBI's overall for the game
4) Shortstop Amed Rosario played extremely well in the field today, making some tough throws to first. His performance defensively helped Syndergaard keep runners off the bases throughout the game.
5) Left-handed relief pitcher Donnie Hart made his Mets debut, throwing just nine pitches in 1.0 innings of work. The lefty made easy work in the eighth inning, going three up and three down against the Pirates.
McNeil tried his hardest, but he couldn't get it into the river again- SNY (@SNYtv) August 4, 2019
He'll just have to settle for a 412-foot bomb pic.twitter.com/2RaXHIXJUx
The Mets and Marlins will play a double header on Monday, with the first game at 4:10 p.m. on SNY. Jacob deGrom (6-7, 2.78 ERA) will face off against Sandy Alcantara (4-10, 4.54 ERA) and the second game will be played at 7:40 p.m. on SNY.