Yoenis Cespedes hit three doubles and drove in four runs, leading the Mets over the Miami Marlins 12-1 and putting them atop the NL East.
There is no doubt that the two teams starting a 3-game series at Marlins Park are going in the opposite directions.
The Marlins had very few answers for Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon, whether it was pitching or batting, who walked away as the NL’s leader in wins after New Year beat Miami 4-3 on Sunday.
It’s been over a month since the Miami Marlins last swept a series. You have to go back to last July to find the last time they swept a team on the road.
Giancarlo Stanton hit one laser of a line drive barely high enough to clear the fence, and later a colossal clout that soared deep into the second deck at Citi Field.
The Miami Marlins have been playing some great baseball but will run into one of the best veteran pitchers in the league on Wednesday.
The Miami Marlins were two outs away from winning their sixth game in a row on Monday.
Bartolo Colon hit a tying sacrifice fly for his second RBI in two starts, later pounced off the mound to make a key play, and pitched the New York Mets past the Miami Marlins 4-1 Friday night for their sixth straight win.
As Wilmer Flores continued his recent turnaround, the New York Mets ended their longest home skid in nearly a month while evening up their series with the Miami Marlins.
After tying a major-league record when their first eight batters struck out, the Marlins came back twice to beat the Mets.