Not even a patenet-pending Dominic Leone, white flag-waving meltdown in the ninth inning could save the New York Mets on Wednesday night. Yasmany Tomás and Rickie Weeks Jr. both went deep twice in the game, knocking in a combined 11 RBIs. Zack Godley responded well to being reinserted into the rotation, pitching 7.1 innings and allowing only two runs to score. Overall, this was the sort of refreshing stomping of another club that this team and this fan base has been in need of for a while now.
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Might as well put this in here now as the pit is going to almost certainly be going on about this today, warranted or not.
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