Mets Crush Marlins 12-1, Alone in 1st

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares MIAMI – After a clutch three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals at Citi Field, the New York Mets headed south, where they took on the Miami Marlins Monday night (Aug. 3) in the first of a three-game series.Three runs in the top of the 2nd – a homer blasted by rookie Michael Conforto, recently recalled from the minors – was all the Amazins needed, but added nine more throughout the game, for a whopping 15 total hits.Newcomer slugger Joenis Cespedes had three doubles and drove in four runs, and Bartolo Colon recorded his 10th win of the season.If there was damper on the evening for the Mets, it was that Lucas Duda finally cooled off, going 0-for-4 in the game. He was on fire the last couple of weeks, to the point where Mets fans expected him to hit a home run every night (even with tonight’s 0-fer, he has 9 in his last 9 games).Meanwhile, the Nationals lost at home to the Arizona Diamondbacks, thus ceding sole possession of first place to the Mets.last_img read more