For the first 3 games of the season the Met offense produced very little–producing just 5 runs in the first 28 innings of the season. And the long ball was missing with the Cespedes homer on Opening Day being the only Met home rin in that first trio of games.
But last night at Fenway Park the Mets rediscovered the long ball crushing home runs off the bats of Michael Conforto, Pete Alonso & Dom Smith en route to a 7 -4 win over the Boston Red Sox evening their early season record at 2 and 2.
The Alonso homer was a monster shot that left the ballpark in a hurry and was a pleasant site for the Mets . Smith was inserted as the DH last night by Met Manager Luis Rojas and it paid dividends as well while Michael Conforto continued his early season hot hitting,
Pitching wise Michael Wacha performed much better than Rick Porcello did in his Met debut mixinga cut fastball with a very effective chane up that controlled the Red Sox heavy hitters for the game’s first five innings. Seth Lugo was given the ball in the 8th inning as the Bosox were trying to rally and he looked great executing a 4 out save .
The goal of this Met team coming to Boston was to put that Brave series way in their rear view mirror and that was accomplished with a power display plus a solid performance from one of the pitchers they added to their roster in the off-season.