The Mets’ youth movement comes into its own in the 11-5 win over the Washington Nationals – Twin Cities

WASHINGTON – The future of the mets was shown Tuesday night in Washington DC. For the first time, Brett Baty, Francisco Alvarez, Mark Vientos and Ronny Mauricio all found their names on the same big league lineup card, with the four striking consecutively from numbers 5 through 8.

They didn’t disappoint as the Mets defeated the Washington Nationals 11-5 at Nationals Park.

“We’re baseball brothers,” Baty said. “It was really cool to see.”

Patrick Corbin’s version, playing for the Nationals today (62-77), isn’t quite the same who was a two-time All-Star in Arizona. Still, the Mets (64-74) have played it safe when it comes to Baty and Alvarez struggling with lefties at times throughout the season. It was also a real test for switcher Mauricio. The reins have fallen and all are gone.

Alvarez went 2-3 with a three-run home run, his 22nd this season, and tied for a big hit from his late-summer slump with three runs scored.

He also stole a major-league-level base for the first time, hinting there might be more in the future.

“He was left-handed and he had his leg up there pretty high,” Alvarez said of his dig at Corbin. “I thought I might go.”

Vientos took a 1-2 lead with a triple and was hit by two shots. Baty went 1-4 with two RBIs and Mauricio went 1-4 with one RBI.

“You know it was a big night,” manager Buck Showalter said. “You can tell how close they are and that they’ve been through a lot together in the lower leagues.”

Brandon Nimmo, Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso also hit a home run, with Nimmo firing two shots.

“We’re trying to focus on developing guys for the next year,” said Nimmo. “The winning and the losing – it’s all just a product of us going out and doing business and playing good baseball.”

The Mets tagged Corbin (9-13) for eight earned runs with seven hits in four innings. He walked one, hit Vientos twice and knocked out only two.

They ambushed Corbin early on and scored four goals in the first half. Alvarez’s three-run shot rounded it off. They hit three more in the third, with Lindor taking the lead with his 26th home run of the season. Nimmo scored in the fourth and ninth rounds. Corbin survived the rest of the fourth round unscathed and the nats went to right-hander Andres Machado to start the fifth and counter right-handers Alonso, Vientos and Alvarez.

Alonso took the second pitch he saw 420 feet into the left field stand. It was the No. 42 of the season and the first baseman is now just three points off the championship lead.

Eventually, the Mets gave Jose Quintana (2-5) a win.

Quintana, who has been pitching excellently since his return from a bone graft on his rib, received poor walking support. The left-hander was rewarded for his good start and secured the win with a seven-inning one-run performance.

“I knew it would come one day,” Quintana said. “The timing was perfect.

Sam Coonrod, who was called up Tuesday to take Carlos Carrasco’s spot on the roster, had a tough eighth inning, but the Mets had a lead big enough to withstand his four-run blow job. The defense – led by the children’s efforts – helped seal the case.

“I was particularly pleased with the way they played on defense,” Showalter said. “Brett had a good evening on third base, Ronny made some good plays and Alvy was pretty solid behind the plate block.”

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