8/24/15

August 24th 2015 -- Mets 16, Phillies 7

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Monday night at Citizen’s Bank Park the Mets celebrated the return of David Wright by breaking a club record with 8 home runs as they pummel the Phillies 16-7. It was dangerous skies for both pitchers. Jacob deGrom and Adam Morgan both got hammered and left early.  deGrom had one of his worst outings of the season only lasting 2 2/3 innings. In the 1st he gave up a 3 run homer to Ryan Howard, his 20th.  In the bottom of the 2nd Cameron Rupp hit a long solo homer, his 6th. In the 3rd Domonic Brown hit a 3 run shot his 5th and that was deGrom’s night.  deGrom allowed  8 hits 7 runs (6 earned) walking 3 and striking out 3.  His ERA goes from 1.98 to 2.29. Morgan left after 3 2/3.  David Wright in his first at bat since April 14th hit a long 428 ft. homer off Morgan in the 2nd for the Mets 1st run. Juan Lagares hit a solo homer in the 3rd, his 5th on the year to make it 4-2.  Trailing 7-2 in the 4th, David Wright singled and then scored on a 2 run homer by Wilmer Flores, his 13th and it was 7-4. Travis d’Arnaud then went back to back with Flores with a solo shot, his 8th and it was 7-5.  In the 5th Flores hit his 2nd homer of the game, a three run shot off Hector Neris, his 14th on the year and the Mets led 8-7, two batters later Michael Cuddyer dialed 9 with his 9th homer on the year and it was 9-7.  In the 6th the Mets took the lead, Daniel Murphy hit a 2 run homer off the Phil’s third pitcher Justin De Fratus his 10th on the year for a 11-7 lead.  d’Arnaud followed with a 2 run double to make it 13-7.  In the 7th Lagares RBI single scored Michael Conforto for run # 14.  In the top of the 9th Murphy doubled and Yoenis Cespedes hit a 2 run homer, his 6th as a Met and 24th on the year to cap the Met scoring. The Mets pounded 20 hits in the game.  Flores led the charge going 3 for 5 with 2 homers  and 5 RBI, d’Arnaud went 3 for 5 with the homer and 3 RBI, Cuddyer went 3 for 4 and a  homer. Murphy went 3 for 6 with the homer and 2 RBI. David Wright, in his return, goes 2 for 4 with a single, homer, his 2nd and 3 runs scored. Sean Gilmartin got his 2nd win in 3 days relieving deGrom with 3 1/3 scoreless innings. He’s now 3-1.  Neris takes the loss, he’s now 2-1. Hansel Robles pitched a 1-2-3 7th. Eric O’Flaherty pitched a scoreless 8th. Carlos Torres pitched the 9th. The Mets 8 homers breaks the team record from 2005. They set the club record with 15 extra base hits (8 homers, 7 doubles) in one game. The Mets have scored 49 runs in the past 4 games. With the win the Mets improve to a season high 12 games over .500 as they now have a 68-56 record. They have now won 4 straight on the road and improve to 26-35 away from Flushing. The Nats were idle so the Mets increase their lead in the NL east to 5 ½ games. Tuesday night is game two of this 4 games set.  Noah Syndergaard (7-6 3.17) goes for the Mets, Jerome Williams (4-9 6.10) goes for Philly.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

That Flores fella just might work out after all.......I think we are going to look back at the "almost" deal for Gomez as a blessing.

Craig Mitchell said...

Totally agree!

Adam Smith said...

I've been waiting for Flores, just hoping he got enough time in the bigs (with the Mets) to figure out the level offensively. He's just got a ton of offensive potential. I'll be very happy with him playing 130 games next season between 2nd, 3rd and SS. I'd pencil him In for .280 with 20 HR, 30 doubles, and a bunch of clutch RBI. (I know, there's no such thing as clutch, and RBI are meaningless. But still). The non-trade will go down as one of the best deals we never made. Now, if I could just stop envisioning Cy Young awards for Michael Fulmer.

Stubby said...

Well, a Cy Young is very nice for a player. But I'll take one of them Commissioner Trophies for the whole team. I think them's nicer.

Thomas Brennan said...

The Big Mets Machine.

I did an article earlier this year comparing the career stage Flores was at to how Jeff Kent and Edgardo Alfonso's careers unfolded. I still think he will comparably improve. He will get better offensively. My bet is he has a few 100 RBI seasons before he is through, when he plays a full season. A keeper.

Lew Rhodes said...

Flores is proof that when a player is looking over his shoulder and playing nervous - the fans show him that they love him, he relaxes and PRESTO - matching his numbers through the minors

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