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Mets Dominate with Power Surge: 3 Homers and 14 Hits Secure Sweep Against Padres

Mets Dominate with Power Surge: 3 Homers and 14 Hits Secure Sweep Against Padres

The Mets are on a hot streak. Sunday's 11-6 win against the San Diego Padres capped off a stellar weekend, securing a three-game sweep. Despite trailing 1-0 after a tough first inning for Tylor Megill, Francisco Lindor ignited the comeback with a solo homer, his 12th of the season. Lindor, who had a slow start, is now hitting.231/.305/.420 over 70 games.

Pete Alonso followed with his 15th homer of the year, a three-run blast, giving the Mets a 4-1 lead in the first inning. The offense didn't let up. Harrison Bader doubled in Luis Torrens in the fourth inning and later scored on Lindor’s sacrifice fly. J.D. Martinez then hit an RBI double, extending the lead to 7-1 and knocking Padres' starter Dylan Cease out of the game.

Megill provided the Mets with five solid innings, allowing just two runs on five hits and striking out five, bringing his season ERA to 3.52 over six starts. “I was kind of grinding in the first two innings,” Megill said. “After that, I stayed on the attack, got into the strike zone early, missed barrels, and got some early outs.”

Adrian Houser relieved Megill, pitching two effective innings. However, Jake Diekman struggled in the eighth, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks, reducing the lead to 7-4. Drew Smith replaced Diekman and allowed a double to Ha-Seong Kim, making it a 7-6 game. The Padres threatened further with the tying run on second, but the Mets held on to secure the win.

Arraez hit a single to right field, but Starling Marte's strong throw kept Kim from scoring, preserving the Mets' lead. Drew Smith then struck out Fernando Tatis Jr., ensuring the Mets stayed ahead going into the bottom of the eighth. Luis Torrens hit a solo homer in the eighth, sparking another multi-run inning. Brandon Nimmo added an RBI single, and Pete Alonso capped the scoring with a two-RBI single, bringing the total to 11-6 on a 14-hit day, completing the sweep.

With this win, the Mets have won five consecutive games and nine of their last eleven. They will carry this momentum to Texas, where they will face the defending World Series champion Rangers starting Monday at 8:05 p.m. David Peterson is scheduled to pitch against Jon Gray for the Rangers.

The Mets' impressive performance on Sunday not only secured a three-game sweep of the Padres but also showcased their offensive firepower and resilience. With contributions from key players like Francisco Lindor, Pete Alonso, and Luis Torrens, the Mets demonstrated their depth and determination. Riding a five-game winning streak and having won nine of their last eleven, they head to Texas with confidence and momentum. As they prepare to face the defending World Series champions, the Mets will look to extend their hot streak and continue their strong play against top-tier competition.

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