Michael Conforto saw only one pitch Saturday night at Citi Field. Could it be the one that turns the Mets’ season around?
Conforto belted a pinch-hit three-run home run in the seventh inning, pushing the Mets to a 5-3 win over the Nationals that brought New York’s four-game losing streak to an end.
The Mets’ victory — only their third in the past 15 games — gives them a chance to win the series on Sunday, something they haven’t done since they swept the Nats at Citi Field from Aug. 10-12.
Kevin Pillar kept New York in the game early with two big swings, belting solo home runs against Washington starter Sean Nolin in the third and fifth innings.