Mets shortstop Amed Rosario hit his first two home runs of the season in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field.
The 22-year-old Rosario homered to tie the game at 1 in the sixth inning, and after Asdrubal Cabrera's pinch-hit two-run homer in the seventh, Rosario hit his second of the game.
"For me, it's amazing," Rosario told reporters after the game. "It's my first time hitting two homers. I've been waiting for this moment and this opportunity so I'm feeling great."
In a time in which two of the Mets' power hitters, Yoenis Cespedes and Todd Frazier, are on the disabled list, manager Mickey Callaway said other players in the lineup need to step up.
"We just have to play the game the same way we have the last three or four and grind out every at-bat," manager Mickey Callaway said before the game. "Obviously, some guys have stepped up of late. ... Really we just need to grind out every at bat and don't give away pitches."
Rosario averages 3.44 pitches per plate appearance this season, putting him in the middle of the pack on the team, but he only needed three pitches in total to hit his two homers. He hit an 0-1 curveball off Clay Buchholz to lead off the sixth inning, then hit Jorge De La Rosa's first pitch over the center field fence.
"Rosie's still a very young player," Callaway said. "We know he has the raw potential."
Prior to the weekend sweep of the Diamondbacks, the Mets had lost 10 of their previous 13 games. Now, the Mets ride a three-game winning streak into a three-game series against the Miami Marlins.
"Today's game," Callaway said, "for six or seven innings, looked like the games that we've been playing for the last six weeks. … We just hadn't been getting those timely hits that we need to win games. We've been getting those [kinds of hits] the last few days."