Aug 23, 2016

Remembering Mets History: (2015) Mets Hit Franchise Record 8 HRs & Score Season High 16 Runs

Monday August 23th 2015: Terry Collins first place New York Mets (68-56) were up 5 1/2 games in first place, on a roll during a seven game win streak where they would go 8-1 on a successful road trip through Baltimore, Colorado & Philadelphia.

Tonight the Mets were in Philadelphia taking on Pete Mackanin's Phillies (50-75). The Phils were 18 1/2 games behind the Mets as Jacob deGrom took on Adam Morgan in front of 23,744 fans.

Starting Lineups

It looked like a bad start for the Mets as Jacob deGrom gave up three early HRs. First a three run HR to Ryan Howard in the 1st inning, a solo shot to Cameron Rupp in the 2nd & another three run shot to Domonic Brown.

It was deGrom's shortest outing of the year as he was gone by the 3rd inning. He also gave up career highs in runs (7) & hits (8). His three HRs allowed tied a career high for himself as well.

The balls were flowing out of Citizen's Bank Park on this night as the Mets would set a franchise record eight HRs on the night.

Tonight marked the return of the Mets Captain, David Wright who had been out with back issues from April 15, four months prior. In heroic fashion Wright returned with hitting a HR in his first at bat, a solo shot his second of the year & the Mets first on this historic night.

The Mets got another solo HR from Juan Lagares (3rd inning), & then from Travis d'Arnaud in the 4th inning, followed soon by a two run shot from Wilmer Flores. It was one of two Flores would hit on the night. All of a sudden it was a 7-5 game.

In the Mets 5th, Daniel Murphy doubled & Yoenis Cesoedes was hit by a pitch. Wilmer Flores followed with a three run HR, his second of the night, his 14th of the year. Two batters later Michael Cuddyer blasted a solo HR to make it 9-7 Mets.

But it wasn't over yetm The Mets would hit nine HRs on this night. In the 6th Daniel Murphy added a two run shot & YOenis Cespedes capped off the night with his 24th HR of the year, an 8th inning two run blast. d'Arnaud & Lagares added RBI hits completeing the Mets 16-7 win.

Wilmer Flores, Travis d'Arnaud, Daniel Murphy & Michael Cuddyer all had three hits on the evening. Cespedes, Wright & Lagares all had two hits each.

Trivia: The 16 runs were the most the Mets had scored in any single game all season. They would score 14 runs three different times during their 2015 NL Championship season.

Not only did the Mets set their franchise record for HRs in a single game but the two teams combined for 11 HRs which tied an NL record. It had been done five times in MLB history but bot since 1979 when the Phils & Chicago Cubs had done it.

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