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.
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.
Marlins closer Steve Cishek blew a save opportunity for the second time in three chances, serving up a three-run homer to Daniel Murphy with one out in the ninth inning on Monday.
Jacob deGrom’s last outing may have brought back memories of the first time he faced the Miami Marlins. The rookie starter earned his first home win his last time on the mound and will try to help the New York Mets complete a three-game sweep of Miami on Sunday at Citi Field.
Chris Young and rookie Eric Campbell delivered big hits off the bench in the late innings to rally the surging New York Mets past the Miami Marlins 5-4 on Saturday.
Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer and the New York Mets matched a season high with 17 hits Sunday to beat the slumping Miami Marlins 11-5.
Much like Miami’s suddenly respectable offense, Tom Koehler has hardly resembled the pitcher who struggled on the mound throughout much of 2013. The Bronx native will try to extend his dominant run at Marlins Park while avenging a recent defeat to the New York Mets.