Mets take game one of Subway Series | Main Takeaways

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Jul 26, 2022; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Edwin Diaz (39) reacts after getting the last out during the ninth inning against the New York Yankees at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Following a day off Monday, the New York Mets continued to build on their win from Sunday night against the New York Yankees. The Mets took game one of the Subway Series at Citi Field with a 6-3 victory. This win gave the Mets their 60th of the year and a two-game lead over the Atlanta Braves in the division.

Taijuan Walker fights through a rough 1st inning

In the 1st inning, Taijuan Walker gave up two solo home runs to Aaron Judge and Anthony Rizzo. However, he did an exceptional job battling through early adversity. Walker ended up going six innings and gave up just one more run. He retired the last seven batters he faced. Walker threw 101 pitches and gave the Mets a quality outing leading to his eighth win of the year.

Mets bats put together another good game

After finally getting back on track Sunday night, the Mets’ batting order continued to excel last night against the Yankees. Pete Alonso built on his dominant play with a 3-for-3 night. Alonso had one RBI putting him up to 83, a double, and a run scored.

For the second game in a row, Starling Marte and Francisco Lindor both had two-hit nights. They both scored two runs as well. Marte had a solo home run in the first. Along with Marte, Eduardo Escobar had a big two-run homer in the 1st inning.

Lastly, after some recent struggles, Jeff McNeil got a hit late in the game to drive in the sixth run. Hopefully, that helps get him back on track as it will be needed for the Mets moving forward.

Defense and Edwin Diaz’s success continues

Despite his struggling bat, the Mets continued to get some big plays made in the field by McNeil at second base. Finally, after Adam Ottavino got the Mets five outs without a run given up, Edwin Diaz came in for a four-out save. Despite one hit given up and an error, Diaz continued his tremendous pitching. All four of his outs were strikeouts, giving him his 22nd save of the 2022 season.