Mets 5, Reds 3: Neil Walker Gives Mets a Lift With His 8th Homer of April


Neil Walker after hitting a two-run homer for the Mets on Monday. “My swing feels good; I’m seeing the ball good,” he said.

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Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson would not admit that he was surprised by the play of Neil Walker or that Walker’s seven home runs were unexpected entering Monday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds.

“I think we’re pleasantly,” Alderson said, before adding, “pleased.”

Walker further ingrained himself in the Mets’ good graces by bashing a two-run homer in the seventh inning, breaking a tie and sending the Mets to a 5-3 win at Citi Field.

When Walker took the field in the eighth, the crowd serenaded…

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