With a 5-4 victory today at Citi Field, Noah Syndergaard and the New York Mets avoid the three-game sweep at the hands of the Red Sox.
- Game 1: Red Sox 6 – Mets 4
- Game 2: Red Sox 3 – Mets 1
- Game 3: Mets 5 – Red Sox 4
By Robby Sabo
Even when the New York Mets lose these days (which is few and far between), they still don’t lose ground on their stranglehold of the NL East division.
This is because the Washington Nationals stink.
On Sunday, with the Mets needing a victory to avoid the dreaded three-game sweep at home at the hands of the hapless Boston Red Sox, Michael Cuddyer and company got the job done.
— New York Mets (@Mets) August 30, 2015
METS WIN!! pic.twitter.com/KuGea16ZHX
— SportsNet New York (@SNYtv) August 30, 2015
Cuddyer, who’s been as hot as anybody since returning from the disabled list, finished 3-for-3 including a game-winning RBI in the bottom of the seventh inning just after the Red Sox tied up the ball game.
The offense was needed as the starter of the contest, Noah Syndergaard, put an average effort forward. Surrendering four runs on six hits and only striking out three, Thor kept his club in the game but ultimately settled for the no-decision.
— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) August 30, 2015
The other offensive standout for New York came in the form of Juan Uribe, who received the surprise start at second-base today. Uribe collected two hits and knocked in two runs.
New York will begin a three-game set at home against the Philadelphia Philles Monday night. Their lead in the NL East remains comfortable, currently standing at six games.
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