Mets evened up their record to 1-1 after an 8-4 win to the Phillies (4-1). The Mets got another strong start, from their starter and the offense did enough damage.
Stroman pitched 6 strong innings of 1 run ball. He allowed just 3 hits (one a Gregorius solo shot) and 2 walks, while striking out 3. Main plus was Stroman his ability to get ground balls. 13 of his outs came on the ground.
Castro allowed a run in the seventh after three straight 2 out hits. May followed with a clean 8th, allowing two hits. Familia got the final inning, allowing 2 soft hits and a walk. He allowed 2 runs (1 earned) in his frame.
The Mets collected just 5 hits, but made them worth it. Smith and Alonso both hit two run homeruns. A 4 run seventh after four straight walks, was the difference maker.
The Mets will finish their first series with the rubber game against the Phillies. David Peterson will face the Phillies ace Aaron Nola. 4.10 starting time at Citizens Bank Park.
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