MetsJunkies Recap: Hunter opens the hunt on the Snakes

The Mets take the series against the Arizona Diamondbacks with Tommy Hunter opening the contest with two hit-less innings on Saturday.

Joey Lucchesi would follow Hunter with 3.1 innings pitched, allowing two hit and an unearned run. He would pitch well enough to earn his first victory of the season.

Jeff McNeil would put the Mets on the board with a two-run home-run, following a Joey Lucchesi walk to lead the third off. The home-run is McNeil’s third of the young season, the second baseman also stole his first bag.

The Mets would score another run in the third as Lindor picked up a walk, then stole second on Merrill Kelly and Carson Kelly. Fortunately for the Mets, the throw would get away and allow Lindor to score. The stolen base counts as Lindor’s first of the campaign.

Lindor would also drive in a run in the seventh, a broken bat blooper in center that would allow Jeff McNeil to cross the plate.

Kevin Pillar might be making his case to stay in the lineup after Nimmo returns as the veteran centerfielder hit a double. Pillar is now batting .345/.367/.621 in his last seven games and is playing above average defensive.

Trevor May picked up his first save of the year, pitching a scoreless ninth inning and lowering his ERA to 1.46.

The Mets have Monday off, however will be hosting Matt Harvey and the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday for a two-game set. But not before trying to sweep the Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon.

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