New York Mets verses the Boston Red SoxGame recap 07/27/2020
By Corné Hogeveen
This is the Mets we expected
The Mets beat the Red Sox 7-4 on Monday. It was the type of victory, I expect a lot more off from the Mets. The Mets showed thump.
Three homeruns early accounted for all seven runs. Pete Alonso, Michael Conforto and Dominic Smith all went deep. The Alonso homerun was a 116mph rocket, which was very impressive.
On the pitching side, it was also somewhat expected. Wacha pitched five innings of solid one run ball and was relieved after getting out of a 5th inning gem. It was the third time through the order, and I think it was the right move.
Five solid is what I expect from, and I am good with, from Wacha, especially with the offense showing their thump.
The pleasant surprise in the game was Chasen Shreve eating two innings, allowing just the Bogearts homer.
It gave the Mets an opportunity to keep three of the five big guys, out of the game.
Seth Lugo did his job after Familia struggled in the eight. After cleaning up Familia’s mess in the 8th, Lugo went back out in the 9th, and picked up his first save of the season.
All in all, this was a good game for the New York Mets. Allowing four total runs against a good offense is solid. The Red Sox seem like a bad team this season. And their pitching is a mess. Against the Red Sox you should score, which the Mets did tonight.
Game four of the 2020 season saw the Mets slug their way on offense. They also got a quality start from Wacha, and solid bullpen work. If the Mets are going to be successful this season, they are going to need more games like tonight’s.
The New York Mets have three straight games remaining against the Boston Red Sox (one in Boston; two in New York). The way the Sox pitching looked tonight, the Mets have a big opportunity to get their offense in gear.