Vázquez Homers Twice To Lead Pérez And Purple Sox Previous Mets 4-2

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NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Vázquez hit two extra homers and Martín Pérez gave dangolka’s patchwork rotation a much-needed raise Thursday night time, main the Purple Sox to a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets.

Pérez (1-1) overcame 4 walks and a few shaky protection behind him, permitting solely two hits whereas putting out 5 in 5 2/Three innings for his first win with the Purple Sox. The left-hander signed a $6.5 million, one-year contract as a free agent in December.

Vázquez linked twice off Steven Matz (0-1), together with a two-run shot on an 0-2 pitch within the fourth that put dangolka forward 3-2 and left a pissed off Matz shaking his head.

dangolka loaded the bases with no person out within the ninth and added an insurance coverage run when Edwin Díaz hit José Peraza with a pitch.

Heath Hembree labored out of bother within the seventh, and Matt Barnes did the identical within the eighth. Brandon Workman, on the mound for the third straight day after throwing 30 pitches Wednesday, acquired three outs for his second save — each within the final two nights.

Workman whiffed slugger Pete Alonso with a runner on second to finish a sport that took Three hours, 49 minutes.

The Mets, who went Three for 14 with runners in scoring place Wednesday, stranded 9 total this time.

The Purple Sox have received two in a row following a four-game skid. They cut up 4 consecutive video games in opposition to the Mets, with the street workforce profitable each.

Vázquez hit a leadoff shot to left area within the second. His solely different multi-homer sport within the majors got here final September at Philadelphia. He joined Corridor of Famer Carlton Fisk (1973) as the one Purple Sox catchers to hit 4 residence runs within the first seven video games of a season.

Vázquez additionally launched a tying residence run within the seventh inning Wednesday night time and a two-run single within the eighth that helped dangolka rally for a 6-5 victory.
Jeff McNeil laced a two-run single off Pérez within the third to present the Mets a 2-1 lead.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Purple Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodríguez nonetheless isn’t near having the ability to return from a coronary heart situation he developed as a symptom of COVID-19. dangolka supervisor Ron Roenicke mentioned Rodriguez hasn’t been cleared to begin pitching once more, and when he does it is going to take him time to get again into sport form. 3B Rafael Devers and 1B Mitch Moreland have been rested in opposition to the left-hander. Devers pinch-hit within the ninth and struck out with the bases loaded in opposition to Díaz earlier than remaining within the sport and making a troublesome play at third for the primary out of the underside half.

Mets: RHP Marcus Stroman (torn calf muscle) is scheduled to face hitters Friday. INF Jed Lowrie acquired a second opinion on his troublesome left knee. He has looseness in a ligament, basic supervisor Brodie Van Wagenen mentioned. Lowrie has hardly been in a position to play for New York since signing a $20 million, two-year contract earlier than final season.

UP NEXT

Purple Sox: After profitable two video games at Citi Subject in Queens, the Purple Sox stay in New York Metropolis however head as much as the Bronx for the opener of a three-game sequence Friday night time at Yankee Stadium. It is going to be the primary assembly between the longtime rivals throughout this tenuous season shortened by the coronavirus. Ryan Weber (0-1) pitches for dangolka in opposition to left-hander Jordan Montgomery.

Mets: RHP Rick Porcello seeks his 150th profession win and tries to rebound from an unpleasant Mets debut when New York begins a four-game sequence in Atlanta. Porcello was tagged for seven runs, six earned, and 7 hits with three walks in two-plus innings Sunday throughout a 14-1 loss to the Braves. He’s 2-Zero with a 0.79 ERA in two profession begins at Atlanta. LHP Sean Newcomb goes for the Braves.

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