Remebering Mets History (2016) Mets Score Franchise Innings Record 12 Runs & Yoenis Cespedes 6 RBIs
Friday April 29th 2016: Terry Collins second place Mets (13-7) were riding a six game win streak as they entered a weekend series with Bruce Bochy's San Francisco Giants (12-11). A crowd of 39,764 settled in to Citi Field on chilly rainy evening.
The Mets were hot & tonight would erupt in total fire with a historic third inning. Steven Matz took the mound for New York & cruised along with six scoreless innings striking out four scattering seven hits getting his record to 3-1. Jerry Blevins allowed the only Giants run, Logan Verrett continued his good pitching with a scoreless 8th besting his ERA to 0.52. Hansel Robles mopped up.
Tonight marked the first time in six games that Yoenis Cespedes returned to the Mets line up after bruising his right leg.
The Mets got to Padre starter Jake Peavey with a historic third inning, scoring 12 runs the most in franchise history. The Mets sent fifteen men to the plate collecting eight hits & four walks including a Cedpedes grand slam that set a Mets record for most RBIs in an inning.
Curtis Granderson & David Wright started out the inning with a walks. Michael Conforto then hit his tenth double of the year bringing in Granderson with the first run.
Yoenis Cespedes then drove a single to center field bringin in Wright & Conforto, making it 4-0 Mets. Lucas Duda then drew a walk, followed by a Neil Walker double off the right field wall. The Giants Bruce Bochy changed pitchers bringing in a gut destined to benefit the Mets -Mike Broadway!
Asdrubal Cabrera then doubled making it 6-0 Mets & the inning continued. Kevin Plawecki walked, Steven Matz went down on strikes. Granderson, who had led off the inning then singled, scoring Cabrera making it 7-0 Mets. David Wright then singled, next Michael Conforto delivered again, another with a base hit, scoring Plawecki making it 8-0.
The inning wasn't over yet, Yoenis Cespedes, the thirteenth Met to bat in the inning came up & made Mets history. Cespedes blasted an amazing memorable grand slam HR, sending the Citi Field crowd into a frenzy.
Cespedes set a Mets record with six RBIs in a single inning & totaled the Mets run output in the inning to 12, setting a franchise record, passing the previous 11 run inning set in 2006. Amazing.
Quotes: Terry Collins on Cespedes- "You just get used to him doing something big. And he came through again."
Cespedes now has seven HRs with 23 RBIs & is batting .313. How good does that signing look now?
Quotes: " I said it during Spring Training, a lot of fans are expecting me to do what I did last year. But my focus is just on doing my job and continuing to help the team."
Quotes: Terry Collins on the Mets Historic inning: "That's pretty amazing," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "It was just one of those freaky things that you don't ever expect to have against a team as good as the Giants."
At this early point in time the Mets were just 1/2 game out of first place.