The New York Mets (36-41) cruised to an impressive win in their series opener against the Oakland Athletics (47-30) 10-1 Tuesday night at Citi Field. The win was the Mets fifth out of their last six and was an impressive feat against the American League's best team. Every Mets starter, including Bartolo Colon, had at least one hit in the game, as the Mets totaled a dozen on the night.
- The A's actually led the ballgame at one point, getting a RBI double from Yoenis Cespedes in the top of the first that scored Brandon Moss and put the Athletics up 1-0.
- The Mets showed some rare power in this one, getting two solo homers from Chris Young (5, 6) as well as a two-run homer from Curtis Granderson (10) and a three-run shot by Travis d'Arnaud (4) that accounted for seven of the Met runs.
- Former Mets top prospect Scott Kazmir (L, 9-3) lasted just three innings, allowing seven runs on eight hits while striking out four and walking one.
- Bartolo Colon (W, 8-5) threw eight splendid innings allowing just one run on four hits while striking out eight. Colon finished up on a strong note, retiring the final ten batters he faced before giving way to the bullpen for the final frame.
- Vic Black would toss a 1-2-3 ninth to secure the win for the Mets, striking out one in the process.
What's on Deck
- The Mets and A's continue their series Wednesday evening as Zack Wheeler (3-7, 3.93) faces Brad Mills (0-0, 4.50). First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM.
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