The New York Mets snapped a two-game skid on Friday night with a 7-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in the series opener at Angel Stadium.
Tylor Megill started on the bump for New York and surrendered a pair of runs on five hits over 3 1/3 innings in his first start since returning from the injured list. The right-hander was on a pitch count, so his outing was cut short. David Peterson was the first one out of the bullpen, and he allowed a run over 2 2/3 innings but picked up the win to improve to 3-0 on the season. Drew Smith, Joely Rodríguez, Adam Ottavino, and Edwin Díaz had scoreless outings in relief.
New York’s offense was led by Brandon Nimmo and Mark Canha, who each collected two hits and three RBIs. Nimmo smacked his fourth home run of the season. Tomás Nido drove in the other run with an RBI single. Eduardo Escobar and Jeff McNeil also had two-hit games.
Brandon Marsh provided all of the Angels’ offense as he homered twice.
The second game of this three-game series is slated for Saturday, with the first pitch set for 10:07 p.m. Carlos Carrasco is expected to get the start on the mound for the Mets.