Result: The Mets dominated the A’s on Tuesday night in the first of two, 10-1.
Need to Know: Bartolo Colon (8-5) continued his excellent pace on the mound. He allowed one run on four hits over eight innings and is now 6-0 over his last seven starts. That’s thanks in large part to a Mets offense that has scored 21 runs in the last two games. They trailed 1-0 in the second inning when Curtis Granderson and Chris Young hit back-to-back home runs to give the Amazins a 3-1 lead. It began a domination of Scott Kazmir (9-4), who was came into his first start in Queens with the top ERA in the American League. Granderson had three RBIs in the win, and Young would hit another homer before the night was over. It was also Travis d’Arnaud’s first game back in the big leagues since being demoted to the minors, and he made it count with a three-run bomb in the third inning that made it 7-1. The Mets have won five out of six.
Game Ball: It has to be Colon, who had no trouble cruising through eight innings and striking out eight A’s while gaining another base hit in the process.
What’s next: The Mets will conclude their quick two-game set with the A’s on Wednesday night at 7:10 PM. Brad Mills opposes Zack Wheeler.