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Mets,Senga send Diamondbacks slithering back to Arizona after 11-1 win, taking 3 of 4 in the Series.

Mets 11 Diamondbacks 1 (Citi Field, Flushing NY)

Mets record: 68-78

Mets streak: Won 3

WP - Kodai Senga (11-7)

LP - Merrill Kelly (11-7)

Seat on the Korner: Kodai Senga

We select the star of the game and virtually invite him to a Seat on the Korner, just as Ralph Kiner used to do for his studio postgame show on WOR-channel 9 broadcasts in the early decades of the Mets.

Tonight's Seat on the Korner belongs Kodai Senga, who once again produced a strong outing, pitching six shutout innings, limiting a potent Diamondback lineup to two hits, striking out ten while only walking two in route to his 11th win of the season,he is only the 11th rookie in franchise history to reach double- digit wins in a season, the first Mets rookie to reach double-digit wins since Dillon Gee won 13 games as a rookie in 2011. He lowered his era to a sub 3 as well.

Need to Know

  • With the win over the Snakes the Mets have won three games in a row and four of their last five...New York is in a stretch of 17 straight games without an off-day and are 4-3 in the first seven of that stretch.

  • Jeff McNeil's 5th Inning home run and Jonathan Aruaz's 8th inning pinch hit three run homer was the Mets 194th and 195th this year,good for fifth- most in the National League...The 2022 Mets hit 171 home runs...The team's 195 home runs are the sixth-most in a single season in franchise history...Next up is the 2000 team, which hit 198 in the season...Four teams in franchise history have cracked 200+ home runs in a single year 2019 (242), 2017 (224), 2016 (218) and 2006 (200).

  • The Mets scored seven runs or more runs for the third consecutive night.

  • The Mets out scored the Diamondbacks 28-10 in the series.

  • Pete Alonso who is the fourth player in Mets history to record three or more seasons with 100 or more RBI. as he has previously recorded two seasons with 100 RBI (120 in 2019 and 131 in 2022)...David Wright is the franchise leader with five such seasons...Carlos Beltrán and Darryl Strawberry also recorded three seasons each... Alonso's 489 RBI since he entered the league in 2019 are the most in the major leagues...He added an RBI in todays game and is second in the majors and in the NL with 109 RBI.

  • Kodai Senga has now recorded 191 strikeouts...That is the second- most strikeouts by a rookie in franchise history...He is 11-7 with a 2.95 ERA (51 ER/155.1 IP) with 72 walks and 191 strikeouts in 27 starts this season.

  • The Mets take of the Reds tomorrow with David Peterson on the mound.

Turning Point

This afternoon's turning point of the game occurred on the bottom of the third. Scoreless Brandon Nimmo doubled home Daniel Vogelbach and Mark Vientos which is all the run support Kodai Senga would need.

Three Keys

It's the Pitching Stupid

Quality starting pitching. Kodai Senga followed Joey Lucchesi's gem with a gem of his own .It was the tenth straight game in which a Mets starter has gone at least five innings and given up three runs or less.

7th Heaven and the Joy of Six

7 of the Mets starters had a least one hit, and Six Mets had at least one RBI the only starters without a hit were Francisco Lindor and Rafael Ortega. Jonathan Arauz made the most of his one at bat with a three run pinch hit home run, his first pinch hit of his career.


The Mets are in the midst of their penultimate homestand of the season...The Mets are now 38-34 at Citi Field in 2023...This compares to a 30-44 record on the road.

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