Since the Phillies last faced Jacob deGrom, the New York Mets righthander has lowered his ERA from 2.71 to 1.98, dominated on a national stage in the All-Star Game, and thrust himself into National League Cy Young Award consideration.
New York also set a franchise record with 15 extra-base hits in the contest, which is the third-highest total in Major League Baseball history.
Royals eight, Orioles Three: Omar Infante led a seven-run cost with a two-run triple within the sixth inning to help a robust begin by Kris Medlen, serving to Kansas Metropolis beat Baltimore.
Medlen (2-0), who missed all of the 2014 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, went six innings, allowing three runs on five hits and no walks with six strikeouts to record his first win as a starter since his last appearance for the Atlanta Braves, Sep. His teammates, however, prepared to save the Cy Young candidate with an onslaught of offensive fire power.
New York Mets’ Daniel Murphy (28) celebrates with Michael Cuddyer after scoring on a walk by Travis d’Arnaud in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday, August 25, 2015, in Philadelphia.
In fact, the Phillies and Mets went homer-for-homer in the first three innings, as the Phillies built a 7-2 lead. Cuddyer added on with a solo-home run one out later.
“It’s a huge four games for us”, catcher Cameron Rupp said. Remember when this team could barely afford to put three runs on the board? “When you’re thinking about coming back, and I had a lot of time to think about it, you think of different scenarios, and you think of your first at-bat and what it’s going to feel like, and try to keep your emotions in check”.
Flores and d’Arnaud hit back-to-back homers in the fourth, with Flores’ blast a two-run shot, bringing the Mets within 7-5. The rookie righty struck out nine and picked up his first road win in the Mets’ 6-5 win over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
Wright’s homer in the second inning was significant – the 32-year-old rising to the occasion at his first at-bat since returning from a career-threatening spine injury.
“My expectations are the same any time I take the field”, Wright said. Cespedes connected with two outs in the ninth with a shot off the facing of the second deck in left field for New York’s eighth homer.
Bowa made it clear it had nothing to do with the Mets beating the Phillies for the seventh straight game, strictly safety.
In their last game, the Mets won by a margin of one run. On any other night, this would’ve been the home run of the game.