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Strong Butto Start As Well As Rookies and Alonso Going Deep Lead To Mets Victory

Mets 7 Diamondbacks 4 (Citi Field, Flushing NY)

Mets record: 66-78

Mets streak: Won 1

WP- Jose Butto (1-2)

LP - Ryne Nelson (7-8)

S - Adam Ottavino (10)

Seat on the Korner: Ronny Mauricio

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 to Ronny Mauricio, who hit his first major league home run tonight in the bottom of the 4th. That was Mauricio's only hit of the night, but that important milestone brought him into the spotlight.

Need to Know

  • Pete Alonso hit his 44th home run tonight in the bottom of the 5th inning, tying Shohei Ohtani for 2nd in the MLB lead for home runs.

  • Brandon Nimmo had a stellar night, having 3 extra base hits including 2 doubles and a triple. He brought home 2 runs.

  • Francisco Lindor went 1-4 with 2 RBIs, one on a sac fly in the bottom of the 3rd inning, and one on a single in the bottom of the 5th.

  • Tonight's starter Jose Butto got the win, going 5 innings, allowing 2 hits, and 1 run. He struck out 7 batters however, and walked 3 batters.

  • Adam Ottavino got the save tonight as he went 1.2 innings, striking out 1 batter.

Turning Point

Tonight's turning point of the game occurred in the bottom of the 4th inning when Ronny Mauricio hit his first major league home run, this brought in 2 runs and gave the Mets their first lead of the game in which they would keep for the rest of the game.

From there, the Mets were able to pile on 4 more runs on homers and clutch hitting by Alonso, Alvarez, Nimmo and Lindor. However, the Diamondbacks almost caught up in the top of the 8th, when they left the bases loaded in a 6-4 ballgame. Ottavino came in clutch to close that inning out, paving the way to a Mets' victory.

Three Keys

Jose Butto: Tonight's starter Jose Butto got his first win of the season tonight as he went 5 innings, giving up 1 run and striking out 7. He has been good for the Mets this year, posting a 3.46 ERA in 4 games started for the Mets and 6 games pitched.

Francisco Alvarez: Tonight's home run by Francisco Alvarez was his 23rd home run of the year, which is the 2nd in the majors for home runs by a catcher right behind Cal Raleigh of the Mariners. He is now 3 home runs from tying Johnny Bench with the most by a 21 year old catcher of all time.

Pete Alonso: Pete Alonso hit his 44th home run tonight, which makes this season the 2nd most home runs hit by a Met in a single season in Mets history, right behind of course his 2019 rookie home run record season. He is also the 4th player in Mets history to record 100 or more RBIs in 3 or more seasons, joining the likes of David Wright, Carlos Beltran and Darryl Strawberry. This is a clear sign that Pete belongs in a Mets uniform, as he is already joining the likes of Mets greats. It is imperative to the team that he gets resigned.

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