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Vientos Single and Late McNeil Homer Support Solid Butto Outing for Mets' W

Mets 2 Marlins 1 (LoanDepot Park, Miami FL)

Mets record: 70-80

Mets streak: Won 2

WP- Phil Bickford (5-5)

LP - Tanner Scott (8-5)

S - Adam Ottavino (11)

Seat on the Korner: Jose Butto

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 Jose Butto, who got the W tonight for the Mets and continued his great string of performances. He went 6 innings, only allowing 1 run on 4 hits, 1 walk, striking out 6 batters.

Need to Know

  • The Mets are now 42-17 when their starter goes at least 6 innings.

  • Pete Alonso fell silent tonight, going 0-3 with 2 strikeouts.

  • DJ Stewart went 1-4 with 3 strikeouts. Stewart, who has been one of the highlight players for the Mets this season, is now batting .265, and has a .910 OPS (On-Base plus Slugging).

  • Mark Vientos and Jeff McNeil were the only 2 Mets tonight to post an RBI. Vientos singled in the top of the 5th which brought home Ronny Mauricio. Also, Jeff McNeil homered in the top of the 9th which brought in the Mets late winning run.

  • Francisco Lindor has been great for the Mets. He went 1-4 tonight, but in his last 7 games, Lindor has been batting .250, including hits in his last 3 games. Lindor is 12th in the MLB and 5th in the NL in WAR (Wins Above Replacement)

Turning Point

Tonight's turning point of the game was when Jose Butto was taken out of the game in the bottom of the 7th. From there, the Mets were able to limit the Marlins to only 1 hit, leaving room for Jeff McNeil to bring home the winning run in the top of the 9th with a solo shot.

Three Keys

Adam Ottavino: Adam Ottavino has been hot lately, only giving up 1 earned run in his last 7 games, and has gotten 4 saves in the last 7 times he's made an appearance.

Jeff McNeil: In his last 7 games, McNeil has had 6 hits and 2 home runs, including the one tonight. To say the least, Jeff McNeil has been on quite the hot streak as of late, and he does not know where it came from either:

Mark Vientos: Vientos is starting to come out of his shell a little bit and find his rhythm as he drove in the first run of the game tonight. He has 9 hits and is batting .333 in his last 7 games with 4 RBIs and a homer.

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