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

New York Mets' Bats Power Past Marlins, 12-1; Take First-PlaceFor 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.

Suddenly, the team who everybody wrote off just 10 days ago is now in sole possession of first-place of the NL East.

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:

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.

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.

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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