Michael Conforto homered and drove in three runs to lead the Mets to their eighth consecutive win, 6-5, against the Giants on Saturday at Citi Field. >> Read the full AP recap at SNY.tv.
In case you missed it
- An unusually erratic Jacob deGrom pitched six innings and allowed three runs - all unearned - on two hits and four walks with five strikeouts to improve to 3-0. The right-hander had walked four batters in his last seven starts combined (39 2/3 innings) dating back to last Sept. 4.
- A two-out Wilmer Flores error opened the door for three unearned Giants runs in the third. DeGrom walked two in the inning, including Brandon Belt with the bases loaded.
- Conforto fell a triple shy of the cycle, going 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored. He tied Joe Christopher's club record by hitting a double in his sixth consecutive game and extended his streak of reaching safely to 17 straight. Conforto is hitting .407 with 14 runs scored, nine doubles, four home runs and 15 RBIs in his last 14 games.
- Neil Walker had a two-run single in the first for the Mets.
- Flores' home run in the sixth was his first at Citi Field since his walk-off blast against the Nationals last July 31. It was also his first RBI dating back to last Sept. 8, a span of 65 plate appearances.
- Yoenis Cespedes went 0-for-4, snapping his streak of games with an extra-base hit at nine.
- Rene Rivera made his Mets debut at catcher on Saturday and went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.
- Jerry Blevins retired Andres Blanco with two on and two out in the eighth after the Giants had rallied to cut the deficit to one.
- Jeurys Familia collected his eighth save and the 57th of his career, tying him with Braden Looper for 10th on the Mets' all-time list.
News and notes
- The Mets finished the first month 15-7, the third straight season they have won 15 games in April.
- New York scored twice in the first inning on Saturday and have outscored opponents 17-3 in the opening frame.
- The Mets' 33 home runs in April tied the club record set by the 2006 squad.
- DeGrom improved to 13-2 and lowered his ERA to 1.25 in 21 career daytime starts. He also owns a 1.79 ERA in 27 career starts at Citi Field.
- Since starting the season 2-5, the Mets are 13-2 and have won eight straight games overall.
The Mets (15-7) go for a three-game sweep of the Giants (12-13) Sunday at 1:10 p.m. on SNY. It's a marquee pitching matchup as Giants lefthander Madison Bumgarner (2-2, 3.64) meets Mets righty Noah Syndergaard (2-0, 1.69)