Michael Conforto's triumphant home run came early and made the difference in the game as the Meters beat the Reds with a final score of 6-3 on Sunday. >> Boxing Score
Six Takeaways from Sunday's Game
1) The Bullets dealt most of their damage in the first inning of Sunday's game, and that proved to be an offensive enough firepower to win. Robinson Kano knocked on Pete Alonso with an RBI double before Conforto gave up the big blow of the game, three home runs from Trevor Bauer ] to Mets lead 4-0. Conforto blew Trevor Bauer a fastball deep into the seats to the right for his 31st home run of the year.
2) Alonso made a little history of his own in the first inning of his double, as he became the first rookie in MLB history to hit 50 home runs and 30 doubles in the same season. He follows Aaron Judge s record for 52 home runs with two seven games remaining this season.
3) Marcus Stroman looked like he went through four innings, allowing only one run and entering the fifth, retiring with 11 straight strikers on the Reds. He even retired from the first two forwards on the fifth and faced Kyle Farmer with two outs and no one with the leading Mets, 4-1. The owner took shelter, then Stroman went to the next three attackers to load the bases, forcing Mickey Calloway to turn to Brad Brac to get out of the traffic jam. He did just that by getting Eugenio Suarez to pop out to put an end to the inning and keep it in play 4-2.
4) JD Davis helped the Mets regain the lead three times in the sixth, cutting off Bauer's solo run to make it 5-2. Davis came into the game to replace Robinson Kano who was hit by a left big toe step in the third inning and left the game in the fourth (X-rays of the thumb came back negative). The host gave Davis 20 pilots for the season, making him the fifth Met this season to reach that mark, setting a franchise record.
5) Edwin Diaz received the ball for the seventh inning and had the quintessential appearance of an electric but irregular relief. He walked two forwards but also hit three for no result.
6) Brandon Nimmo scored a solo home run to the right for his eighth season to extend the Mets' lead to three, making it 6-3 balls. Justin Wilson put in a scoreless ninth inning to seal the Mets victory.
Video: WATCH: Michael Conforto hits a 3-round bomb
Video: WATCH: JD Davis hits a solo HR
Mets home we start with the final week of the regular season with a four-game series against the Marlins starting Monday at 19:10 Stephen Matz (10-9, 4.16 ERA) ready to get the ball for the Met while the Marines have not yet indicated an initial owner.