Remembering Mets History: (2017) Jay Bruce Hits Two HRs & Drives in All Five Runs

Wednesday April 19th 2017: On this cool early season evening, Terry Collins Mets (8-7) took on Pete Mackanin's Philadelphia Phillies (5-9). This early on the regning NL Wild Card winning  Mets were still hopeful for the season.

The starters were Robert Gsellman & Vince Velasquez.

Starting Lineups



The Phillies took an early 2-0 lead, on a groundout & RBI single. In the home 6th, with two outs, Asdrubal Cabrera singled & Yoenis Cespedes walked. Jay Bruce stepped in & hit a three run HR putting the Mets ahead 3-2.

Gsellman entered the 8th inning with that lead, then surrendered a lead off, ground rule double to Aaron Altherr. Jerry Blevins came in for relief & got the next two outs. Then Michael Saunders singled bringing in the tying run.


In the home 8th, Cespedes led off with a single off reliever Edubray Ramos. Jay Bruce then stepped in & blasted a two run HR, his second of the game & his 6th HR in the young season, just 16 games in.

The blast put the Mets ahead 5-3 and the extra run turned out to be good insurance, as Addison Reed allowed another run in the top of the 9th. The Mets won it 5-4.

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