With four wins in five days, the Mets are riding some momentum ahead of this week’s Subway Series.
Noah Syndergaard allowed one hit over seven shutout innings, Todd Frazier homered and drove in four runs, and the Mets beat the Colorado Rockies, 6-1, on Sunday for their 13th victory in 16 home games.
Next stop: A trip to the Bronx for the first two matchups this season with the Yankees.
“I’m stoked for it,” said Pete Alonso, the Mets’ rookie slugger.
Colorado’s Nolan Arenado grounded a leadoff single through the right side in the second for the Rockies’ only hit until David Dahl doubled home a run with two outs in the ninth. Second baseman Adeiny Hechavarría ranged to his left and deflected Arenado’s grounder as he tried to make a sliding play, but was unable to come up with the ball.
That was all the Rockies mustered against Syndergaard (4-4).
“He was on. Fastball is 98, 99 with movement. We were late on that and then we try to kind of cheat to it or get to it and he throws the changeup or the curveball,” Dahl said. “He had everything working.”
And he was pitching with a lead.
Frazier hit a three-run homer to left field in the first inning, tossing his lumber aside for flair.
“Yeah, that was one of those that you don’t feel off the bat. One of those no-doubters,” he said. “I was excited.”
The Mets have homered in 16 straight home games, setting a club record.
Frazier added a run-scoring double in the fifth off Jeff Hoffman (1-3).
“It’s hard to put a number on how valuable he is to this team,” Syndergaard said. “Just from a talent perspective to a leadership perspective, the energy that he brings day in and day out. It’s really a blessing to be his teammate.”
Carlos Gómez had a two-out R.B.I. single in the fourth after Hechavarría swiped second, one of a season-best three stolen bases by the Mets — equaling their total from the previous 15 games.
J.D. Davis chased Hoffman with his first career triple in the fifth, knocking in a run with a drive that eluded a diving Dahl in center field following a poor route.
Making his 100th major league start, Syndergaard struck out seven and walked two for his first win in five starts since May 14.
“He was on cruise control ever since the first inning,” Frazier said.
Up and down during a disappointing season, Syndergaard was coming off three consecutive no-decisions. But he was finally at his fearsome best Sunday.
“He dominated,” Davis said. “It was pretty cool to watch.”
Syndergaard credited second-string catcher Tomas Nido and a mechanical tweak that made his four-seam fastball more deceptive.
“This is an encouraging outing, because that’s a really good team over there,” the right-hander said.
Mets manager Mickey Callaway said Syndergaard was tired after throwing 98 pitches because he kept hustling to cover first base on grounders to the right side.
“Yeah, I got my sprints in today,” the pitcher said.
Jeurys Familia and Hector Santiago finished a two-hitter that took a tidy 2 hours 32 minutes. The Mets won two of three against the Rockies to complete a 4-2 homestand.
Colorado had won 10 of 12 games before dropping the final two games of the series.
“This one’s on me. I didn’t get off to a great start,” said Hoffman, who grew up in Latham, N.Y., and had about 15 family members and friends in attendance. “Maybe if I throw up a zero in that first inning, things are different. But I started slow and maybe some of that rubbed off on the offense.”