The New York Mets, who struggled mightily on offense in the first half of the season, exploded for 16 runs on Monday night, including a team-record 15 extra-base hits.
The Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 16–7, scoring at least 14 runs for the third time in four games.
Michael Cuddyer and Daniel Murphy had two doubles each, while Wilmer Flores, Travis d’Arnaud and Michael Conforto had doubles of their own. Seven different Mets hit home runs, including Flores, who had two. David Wright, playing for the first time since April, drove in the first Mets run with a solo homer in the second inning.
Flores’s second home run came in the fifth inning and gave the Mets a one-run lead.
Conforto’s double in the seventh tied the Mets record for extra-base hits.
Yoenis Cespedes, who was acquired at the trade deadline to help boost a New York offense that averaged 3.48 runs per game in the season’s first half, set the record with his eighth-inning home run.
The Phillies hit three home runs of their own as the teams combined to tie the NL record for homers in a game.
Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom, who had not allowed more than four runs in a start since April, gave up seven runs (six earned) in 2 2/3 innings.
- Dan Gartland