Many of the Mets' youngest players played key roles at the plate, on the field, and on the mound in the team's 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.
Michael Conforto had two RBI singles to lead the offense, while Dominic Smith hit his third home run and Amed Rosario had two hits and an RBI. Brandon Nimmo hit a double and reached base four times. On the mound, Chris Flexen pitched six innings for the first time in his career and earned his third win of the season.
"It's fun for me because I played with these guys coming up," Conforto said after the game. "It's cool that now they're here with me. I think right now they're in the part where they're just getting their feet wet... I think they're doing a great job so far and when the time comes I'll give them some knowledge if need be."
The win came hours after veterans Jose Reyes, Asdrubal Cabrera, and Yoenis Cespedes reportedly held a "hitters-only" meeting and reminded younger players that they should take advantage of the opportunities they have in the remainder of the season.
The Mets, who featured three of their last six first-round picks (Nimmo, Smith, and Conforto) in their lineup on Wednesday, are currently the second-youngest team in the majors behind the Philadelphia Phillies, according to ESPN. The average player on the Mets is 26.7 years old.