Lagares Homer Powers Mets Win

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by Ed Tsunoda on May 18, 2014

Juan Lagares hit a 2 run homer, stole a HR from Jayson Werth, and finished the day 2-4 with a run scored an 3 RBI as the Mets topped the Nats 5-2. Jenrry Mejia notched his first save with a 2 K ninth, following 8 strong innings from Bartolo Colon. Eric Campbell had 2 hits and 2 RBI to account for the rest of the Mets scoring. Daniel Murphy continued his fine season with another 2 hits a BB and a run scored to bring his season average up to .320 good for 10th in the NL.

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“He had a good game. That’s great. That’s why we put him in there today,” Collins added. “Gio’s not easy to hit, but he’s got a (better) chance to have some success against lefties than he has been against righties, so I let him in there.”

The Mets’ outfielder took a homer away from Werth with a leaping catch against the wall in center.

“I’m not surprised by anything he does defensively, not a thing,” said Collins, who also praised Lagares for his offensive work this week with assistant hitting coach Luis Natera.

“I try to be positive, try to do my work in the cage and try to be ready for the opportunity,” Lagares said. “That’s the key, be positive and keep working.”

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