Mets Sweep Giants With Big Win, Establish New Club Home Run Record
Jun 25, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; New York Mets center fielder Curtis Granderson (3) scores a run against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Villa-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets completed a series sweep of the Giants with impressive offensive performances from Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson.

Two days ago, the New York Mets were ten games under .500. On Sunday, the Mets completed their sweep of the San Francisco Giants with an 8-2 victory, and are just seven games back of even.

The boys in blue hit four homers today and finished with seven in the series.

Right fielder Jay Bruce had a monstrous performance Sunday, racking up a two-run homer, his 20th on the year, and an RBI groundout.

Catcher Rene Rivera had a brilliant day at the plate, going 2-5 with two solo homers. The first solo shot came in the top of the second inning, and the second came in the top of the fourth.

Lucas Duda also contributed on offense, recording an RBI double in the top of the fifth inning.

Curtis Granderson, who has been hitting homers left and right recently, continued to do so on Sunday, taking Hunter Strickland deep in the top of the ninth inning for his tenth of the season.

New York hadn’t been winning all that often, and this sweep could not have come at a better time. They broke a club record, hitting 46 home runs in June, the most in a single month in Mets history.

A reoccurring theme all season has been the fact that New York’s starters do best when they least expect it.

Rafael Montero, the Mets’ starter on Sunday, was the latest example of this. Montero began the game with a 6.49 ERA and ended with a 5.63 ERA. The righty threw 5.2 innings, allowed just five hits, struck out 7, and allowed only one earned run.

Aside from a Jerry Blevins hiccup in the bottom of the 8th inning, the bullpen did their job Sunday, and the Mets are starting to look like the team most were looking for when the season began.

Mets outfielder Michael Conforto was hit by a 92 mph offering from Matt Moore in the fifth inning. Luckily for New York, the X-rays on the injury were negative, and Conforto avoided a significant injury.