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Mets Somehow Win with 2 Hits

The Mets extended their winning streak to two games Friday night, with “two” being the operative number. They scored two runs on just two hits and somehow they won the game.

Noah Syndergaard was brilliant Friday as Mets won game despite just two hits.

That “somehow” was Noah Syndergaard. He pitched a gem, allowing just one run on five hits in eight innings, striking out five Reds and not walking anyone. Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect ninth to nail down the save.

Curtis Granderson led off the game with a home run. Granderson is on fire — over his last six games he is 9-21 with four home runs (all solo shots, by the way, to account for his four RBIs over the span). Johnny Cueto gave the Mets the lead in the fifth, when after a two out triple by Dilson Herrera, he walked three straight batters to force in a run.

It is the second consecutive game the Mets have scored two runs but got great starting pitching and won the games. Maybe this is the team Sandy Alderson envisioned — just enough hitting to back up superb pitching. It is not the worst plan, but the Mets will need more than two runs a game in the long term. Four runs might do it.

Not sure the Mets offense can consistently score that many, though.

One thought on “Mets Somehow Win with 2 Hits

  • Steve S.

    2 hits and they win 2-1! Move Grandy down in the order, and lead off with Murphy for now. TDA returning would help a bit, too. But what’s with Duda? Is he really worth a long-term contract anymore? He might be Ike Davis, all over again!

    Loved that Syndy used all of his pitches. Especially loved the 90-mph change up that dropped and tailed away! Wow!

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