On a night when right handed darling Jacob deGrom did not bring his best stuff, it didn’t even matter because in the reality world of Major League Baseball the Mets have immunity.
They slugged their way back from a 5 run deficit, and went on a hitting spree that ended in a 16-7 victory – their third double-digit defeat in the past four games.
After the offensive assault they dished out in Denver, it seemed inconceivable that there would be any more ammo in the barrel of their red-hot bats, but the Amazins are stockpiling for October.
Being down 7-2 after three innings is only cause for alarm if you are mere mortals but the Mets my friend are knocking back cocktails from the “True Blood” bar.
Veteran third baseman David Wright had a fairy tale first day back in the line-up, delivering a solo shot in the second to put NY on the board, and Wilmer Flores had a pair of dingers, proving that his aborted trade was best left on the cutting room floor.
Wright’s 133-day absence hasn’t hurt his team, but his presence today, going 2-5 only deepens the strength of the Mets already dependable bench.
And along with Wright and Flores, their other incredible dependables also went deep. Yoenis Cepedes, Juan Lagares, Travis d’Arnaud, Daniel Murphy and Michael Cuddyer couldn’t get much higher setting a franchise record with eight home runs in one game.
They have now padded their NL East lead to 5 ½ over the wasting away Washington Nationals.
Noah Syndergaard takes the mound tomorrow, and with a very robust NY fan base at Citizen Band Park, he should feel right at home in Philly, and hopefully break the curse of his poor pitching performances on the road.