The New York Mets had a field day against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, launching seven home runs among their 20 hits en route to 14 runs scored.
The New York Mets offense has been rather dormant thus far this season. Jay Bruce and Asdrubal Cabrera had been the only two players really producing anything at the plate. The rest of the team finally stepped up and picked up the slack on Tuesday against the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Mets absolutely blasted the Phillies on Tuesday, blowing them out of Citizens Bank Park. The Mets scored 14 runs on 20 hits and accomplished some very impressive feats in the game.
Every position player in the starting lineup recorded at least one hit and added at least one run or RBI to go with it. Five of those players had multi-hit games, with Yoenis Cespedes, Lucas Duda, and Cabrera all registering four hits. That was the first time in Mets franchise history that the Mets had three players record at least four hits in a nine-inning game according to ESPN Stats and Info.
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The Mets launched seven home runs in the game as well. Duda hit two of his own, while Travis d’Arnaud and Cabrera hit one apiece. Cespedes, who had yet to get going this season, was responsible for three of them. He became the first player in Mets history to have multiple three home run games in his career. Jose Canseco is the only other Cuban-born player with multiple three home run games.
He became the first player in Mets history to have multiple three home run games in his career. Jose Canseco is the only other Cuban-born player with multiple three home run games.
Both Cespedes and Duda surpassed 10 total bases in the game; Cespedes had 14 and Duda had 11. According to Baseball Reference, this is the second time this has happened in Mets franchise history. The first time was August 24th, 2005 when David Wright and Mike Jacobs each had 11 total bases in an 18-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The feat has been done only 10 times in the major leagues since 1913.
The Mets have had some major offensive explosions against the Phillies. Tuesday was the third time that the Mets hit at least seven home runs at Citizens Bank Park. They have never hit seven home runs in a game at any other stadium in the major leagues.
The Mets are hoping that this performance can help jumpstart what was a disappointing offense thus far. They are unlikely to hit seven home runs in a game again this season, but it was nice to see them consistently squaring up the ball and making hard contact. This should give the team a lot of confidence going forward.