New York Mets starting pitcher Taijuan Walker got through the first three innings on 33 pitches, giving up just one hit. However, that would be all for the righty as he was removed from the game due to left side tightness.
Sean Reid-Foley would come in to relieve Walker and would do an absolutely masterful job doing so. The right-hander who was acquired in the trade for Steven Matz pitched three perfect innings while striking out five.
Tomas Nido would start the seventh inning with a double and pinch-hitter James McCann would immediately follow with one of his own. McCann’s double would drive in Nido for his eighth RBI of the season.
Unfortunately the Mets would score again on what was an absolute horrific scene. With the bases loaded, outfielder Kevin Pillar would be hit in the face to bring across James McCann. Pillar was dripping blood and would have to be replaced by Khalil Lee as he was brought to a local hospital for a CT scan.
After going up by two, Familia would come in to pitch a scoreless seventh inning, lowering his ERA to 2.84 on the year.
The Mets would tack on a third run when the 26-year old Johneshwy Fargas would hit an RBI double for his first MLB hit.
On a day where we find out that Seth Lugo won’t be back till May 31st, at least. Edwin Diaz would come out of the pen to close out the game and collect his sixth save of the season.
So while the Mets would lose two players mid-game, they did pitch well enough as well as score enough to secure the victory. The now 19-16 Mets are ahead in the NL East standings by one games over the Philadelphia Phillies.
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