Carlos Gomez
(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Who’s this Carlos Gomez kid? The long-lost New York Mets outfielder smashes a three-run go-ahead shot against the Washington Nationals.

Robby Sabo

  • New York Mets 6 (24-25)
  • Washington Nationals 4 (19-31)
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  • Citi Field, Flushing, New York

Recently called up Carlos Gomez delivered in a big way for the New York Mets.

Down a run in the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals, Gomez’s three-run shot with two outs put the Mets up a run on matinee day.

Edwin Diaz nailed down the victory that cemented the tidy sweep over the NL East rivals.

Gomez finished 2-for-3 with two runs and three ribbies while hitting from the six-hole. With the news of Robinson Cano and Jeff McNeil hitting the IR, prior to Thursday’s contest, Gomez, the kid who once electrified a city so many years ago, came through clutch.

Steven Matz took the opening ball from Mickey Callaway and pitched in and out of trouble all afternoon. Allowing a sole run on 10 hits and two walks while striking out seven, the southpaw provided his club with a quality outing over six innings.

Jeurys Familia finally showed up. His perfect seventh inning rang up the righty’s sixth hold of the campaign. Robert Gsellman‘s rough three-run eighth inning turned a 3-1 lead into a 4-3 deficit until Gomez quickly answered a half-inning later.

Elsewhere, Wilson Ramos collected two hits and a ribbie. Nats slugger Juan Soto finished a perfect 3-for-3 with two runs.

Winners of four straight (a clean sweep over the Nats), the New York Mets look to climb to the .500 mark on Friday night in Queens when the Detroit Tigers show face for a three-game slate.