Posted by Craig Mitchell at 10:43 PM
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.