The Mets' offense erupted for the second straight game as they beat the Diamondbacks, 11-1, on Thursday afternoon at Citi Field to sweep their four-game series >> Box score
Five Takeaways from Thursday's game
1) The Mets' offense erupted for a second-straight day, as Juan Lagares blasted two homers -- including a grand slam that ballooned the Mets' lead from 2-0 to 6-0 -- and Todd Frazier homered again. The Mets hit six homers overall, with Robinson Cano, Tomas Nido, and Michael Conforto also going deep, making Thursday the first time in franchise history that the Mets hit five or more homers in back-to-back games. The six homers were the most the Mets have ever hit in a game at home.
2) Marcus Stroman had his best start as a Met, taking a shutout into the seventh inning -- pounding the bottom of the strike zone -- before hitting a bump. After allowing an RBI double, Stroman exited with one out and runners on second and third, and Daniel Zamora and Chris Mazza stranded them. Overall, Stroman allowed one run on four hits while walking four and striking out six.
3) Because of the blowout and Stroman's performance, the Mets were able to keep Justin Wilson and Seth Lugo out of the game, meaning they will both be extra fresh when New York's series with the Dodgers opens on Friday.
4) Pete Alonso had a rough day at the plate, going 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.
5) Conforto's homer gave him his first 30-homer season and was his 300th career RBI.
The Mets open a three-game series against the Dodgers on Friday night at Citi Field at 7:10.
Noah Syndergaard gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Clayton Kershaw for Los Angeles.