The Indians put on one for the Mets. Michael Conforto shattered it and his teammates followed his example to start a big homestead.
The Mets returned to Citi Field for a critical run of nine games against three playoff teams on Tuesday night and paused Conforto's home game opened the 9-2 win against the Indians.
Oscar Mercado's mistake in the sixth inning – Joe Panik's pop-up fell on the flat left field – brought the Mets (65: 60)) and Conforto made sure the Indians (74-52) paid by one 2: 2-hits in the bullpen of the home team went. The Mets then stacked with a seventh inning in four rounds against the Indians to get the game out of control and continued their run as they pursued a playoff spot in the last two months of the season. They started the day with just two games behind the last NL wildcard.
Steven Matz tamed a dangerous Indian occupation and in the seventh inning sought help from Justin Wilson to avoid a traffic jam. After being pulled out of the race early after six innings ̵
Manager Mickey Callaway called on Wilson to emerge from the traffic jam against the top of the line, and he did so successfully, beating Francisco Lindor and Mercado for the two Keep runs intact.
The Mets gave themselves some respite n The lower half of The Inning, with RBI singles by Amed Rosario and Panik and a brace from Pete Alonso, extended the lead to 8: 2.
Rajai Davis was recalled earlier in the day by Triple-A Syracuse to compete against his former team, adding an RBI double in the eighth, while helpers Luis Avilan and Paul Sewald took care of the Indians.
The Mets had been at the wrong end of a field error earlier in the night. The Indians tied the game in the fourth inning 2: 2 with some help from Todd Frazier, who could not handle a groundball by Yasiel Puig. Jose Ramirez and Jason Kipnis followed with two consecutive singles in the middle, the second scored Puig. However, Matz worked his way out of trouble, leaving the runners at the corners by knocking out Shane Bieber with a full count.
J.D. Davis returned to the starting grid by putting a two-homerun into midfield in the second inning to give the Mets a 2-1 lead. A calf injury had forced Davis to pinch over Kansas City over the weekend, but he finished pre-game testing and looked pretty good around the bases giving the Indians a 1-0 lead.