Wow, did Fransisco Lindor come up huge on Friday night in Oakland. The Mets superstar shortstop went 2-5 with a whopping seven RBI’s in the team’s 17-6 victory.
Lindor first hit a Grand Slam in the second inning off of Athletics pitcher James Kaprielian. He later followed with a base clearing double, collecting three more RBI’s.
He also walked once, Lindor is now slashing .245/.377/.531/.908 with five doubles, three home runs, 15 RBI’s, and a stolen base in just 49 at bats.
The switch-hitter has actually been even better in his last seven games, slashing .259/.375/.667/1.042 while hitting all three of his home runs and driving in 12 RBI’s.
Right fielder Starling Marte also had a great game, going 2-3, crossing the plate twice for two runs and driving in three. Two of the RBI’s came off of a sixth inning double, Marte’s fourth two-bagger of the campaign.
Senga wasn’t great and it’s ok, he’s going to hit a snag along the way every once in blue. Hey, it happens and I still got a lotta love for the Ghost of Flushing.
However, Kodai would pitch only 4.2 innings while giving up four earned runs on seven base hits. The rookie right-hander gave up two home runs, one to catcher Shea Langeliers and the other to infielder Aledmys Diaz.
He did however strike out seven but did also walk four in this outing. Senga’s record remains 2-0 but he did raise his ERA up to 3.38.
Slugger Pete Alonso finished the game going 2-4 with a run scored, raising his slash line up to .264/.377/.635/1.012. On the season, Alonso has one double, six home runs, and 12 RBI’s in 52 at bats.
Luis Guillorme doing what Luis Guillorme does, which is constantly making a case to be more than a role player coming off of the bench.
The flashy infielder went 2-3 while driving in a run, his first RBI of the season. Guillorme is now hitting .273/.385/.273/.658, while he’s doesn’t have any XBH’s, he’s still getting hits, drawing walks, and all while playing outstanding defense.
Reliever Stephen Nogosek came in to replace Senga, and would pitch an inning while giving up an earned run on four hits. The righty’s ERA is now sitting at 2.84 after making his third appearance of the year.
New Met Dennis Santana pitched 2.1 innings while also giving up a run on two hits. The former Texas Rangers’ now sports a 7.04 ERA after seven games.
John Curtiss closed the game out with a scoreless ninth inning. After six games, Curtiss has a dominant 1.23 ERA. Great pick up.
The Athletics will host the Mets again tomorrow afternoon at 4:07 EST. Both teams have pitchers with ERA’s over 10.00… Bet on the Over!!
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