Pete Alonso J.D. Davis
(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The New York Mets did it again, this time on the strength of late heroics and back-to-back shots from Pete Alonso and Robinson Cano.

Robby Sabo

On Saturday, the New York Mets did it again. A come-from-behind 6-5 victory over the Washington Nationals propels the club to 6-2 on the young season.

Trailing 5-3 in the eighth inning, young Pete Alonso and Robinson Cano smashed back-to-back home runs to lead it off. Five batters later, Keon Broxton put New York ahead for good.

Edwin Diaz tossed a perfect ninth (one strikeout) to nail it down.

Steven Matz, who took the opening ball from Mickey Callaway, was stellar through five innings. The southpaw relented no runs on just two hits and four walks over 103 total pitches. It would have been nice to see him stretch it out a little more (for the struggling pen, but he provided five innings of no-run ball).

Matz left with a 1-0 lead only to see it blow up. Robert Gsellman choked up a run and Jeurys Familia allowed the Nats to put up a three-spot in the eighth. Anthony Rendon and Wilmer Difo hit solo shots off La Familia.

What Familia give up, however, the Mets gained back in that magic-filled eighth inning.

Alsono and Cano both finished 2-for-4 on the day. Third baseman J.D. Davis, who hit fifth in the lineup, went a perfect 3-for-3 with two home runs. Michael Conforto also collected two hits which included a solo shot in the sixth.

The 6-2 New York Mets now turn their attention to the rubber game on Sunday. First pitch comes your way at 1:10 p.m. ET from Flushing.

Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]