With Bartolo Colon controlling the game from the mound, the bats of the New York Mets piled up 12-runs in Miami against the Marlins tonight.
By Robby Sabo
For those who believe hitting is contagious, your argument for just took a monumental leap forward thanks in part to the New York Mets.
The club who’s showcased a dreadful display of offense for the better part of the 2015 MLB season is suddenly boasting hot bats and heavy wood – a lineup that other pitchers will have to think about the night before.
Tonight in Miami, the Mets clubbed their way to 15 total hits and a comfortable 12-1 win over the Marlins.
— New York Mets (@Mets) August 4, 2015
Mets combine for 15 hits as they beat Marlins, 12-1. •M. Conforto: 2-4, HR, 3 RBI •Y. Cespedes: 2-5, 4 RBI pic.twitter.com/24iQSXDPGW
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 4, 2015
METS WIN!!! pic.twitter.com/jNvEp60dPp
— SportsNet New York (@SNYtv) August 4, 2015
Suddenly, the team who everybody wrote off just 10 days ago is now in sole possession of first-place of the NL East.
— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) August 4, 2015
Bartolo Colon received the start tonight and rebounded nicely from his current personal six game losing streak (seven total starts). He went eight strong giving up only one run over seven hits while striking out five.
He even picked up his sixth hit of the season for good measure:
— It Did Transpire (@MetsKevin11) August 4, 2015
The top narrative of the night was the lineup. Yoenis Cespedes provided his breakthrough game as a Met. He finished 3-5 with four RBI and two runs scored. This included a remarkable three doubles.
— SI MLB (@si_mlb) August 4, 2015
The other highlight of the night came from rookie Michael Conforto as he hit his first career MLB home run in the second inning off Tom Koehler. It was a three-run shot that got the run-scoring party started for New York.
— New York Mets (@Mets) August 3, 2015
With the Nationals losing on Monday night, the lead is now essentially a full game in the division. The Mets and Marlins will get back at it tomorrow night.
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