The Mets put together a total team effort in a 6-1 win over the Rockies on Sunday at Citi Field that secured a series victory over Colorado. >> Box score
Five things to know from Sunday's game...
1) Noah Syndergaard was the best version of himself. As someone who struggles to hold on runners, he picked off Trevor Story -- one of only two batters he walked -- in the first inning. A leadoff single by Nolan Arenado in the fourth was the only hit against him. The right-hander whiffed seven and lowered his ERA to 4.45. Syndergaard was on the attack all afternoon. More importantly, he succeeded in putting hitters away, needing just 98 pitches to fire seven scoreless innings. During his postgame news conference, manager Mickey Callaway commended Syndergaard's efforts in covering first base on several balls to the right side of the infield.
2) Jeurys Familia delivered his second straight perfect inning of relief. Hector Santiago gave up the Rockies' only run in the ninth and needed 23 pitches to navigate the frame. Mets pitchers held the Rockies to no extra-base hits over the final two games of the series.
3) Todd Frazier keeps on hitting. He entered the day with a .340 average over his previous 14 games and clubbed a three-run homer in the first off Colorado starter Jeff Hoffman to give the Mets a lead they didn't look back from. He nearly homered again in the fifth but had to settle for a double off the base of the wall, which resulted in his fourth RBI of the day. His emergence at the dish, combined with his solid glove at third base, has jumpstarted the offense.
4) Carlos Gomez and J.D. Davis each only had one hit, but they were both big ones. Gomez lined an opposite-field RBI single in the fourth and Davis recorded his first career triple to plate Frazier one inning later. Additionally, Amed Rosario scored twice and stole his sixth base of the year.
5) Between the offense, defense and pitching performances, this was about as complete of a win the Mets have enjoyed all season. The team entered Sunday's matchup 2-6 in rubber games this year. But they've won their last two such contests, aiding them to a 4-2 homestand and two consecutive series victories.
The Mets won't have to go far for their next series. The Yankee and Mets open a brief, two-game series in the Bronx on Monday 7:05 p.m. with Jason Vargas facing Masahiro Tanaka.