NEW YORK — In getting just that one chance to make a good first impression, recently-acquired outfielder Tyler Naquin marked his New York Mets home debut by pulling off a first in team history on the Mets’ way to opening up their slim lead in the National League East.
Naquin hit half of the Mets’ home runs tonight — the first player to hit two home runs in a home debut for New York — as they defeated Atlanta 6-4 in the first of a crucial five-game series this weekend. Pete Alonso and Daniel Vogelbach hit back-to-back home runs in the third inning while Edwin Díaz was called upon to, and succeeded in, getting six outs for his first two-inning save of the season.
*Editor’s note: Above the byline is the photo gallery from Thursday evening’s contest, with photos taken by ALOST photographer Danny Suriel. After clicking on the first photo to enlarge the picture, make sure to press the left and right arrow buttons to scroll through the rest of the pictures. There are 33 pictures in total.