METS GAME WRAP
Game: #29 May 7: at San Diego Score: Mets 6, Padres 3
Record: 18-11 Streak: W 1
Standings: Second, NL East .5 GB Nationals Playoffs Today: First WC vs. Pittsburgh
Runs: 129 Average: 4.5 Times scoring 3 runs or less: 12
ANALYSIS: When you watch enough baseball, eventually you’ll say to yourself, “Now, I’ve seen everything.’’ After Bartolo Colon’s first career homer, maybe we have.
KEY MOMENT: How can it be anything but Colon’s drive? It proved to be the margin of difference until the ninth-inning padding.
THUMBS UP: Asdrubal Cabrera made a great catch of a foul ball near the stands, and acknowledged a young fan that tried to congratulate him. I love that stuff. … Cespedes hit a two-run homer in the first. … Three walks, a single and homer from Wright. … Conforto broke a 1-for-17 slide with his homer. … Kevin Plawecki hit two doubles.
THUMBS DOWN: Colon homers. How can there be any negative?
EXTRA INNINGS: The cooled-off Conforto and Neil Walker were in their customary third-and-sixth slots in the batting order. … Walker is on a 0-for-18 slide. … Travis d’Arnaud‘s shoulder still hurts and his time on the DL will be extended.
QUOTEBOOK: “You’re so happy for him. He’s such a pro. … It was really cool to see it happen.’’ – Collins on Colon’s homer.
BY THE NUMBERS: 6: Time Mets have hit back-to-back homers this year.
NEXT FOR METS: Matt Harvey starts Sunday.