The Mets hit five home runs en route to setting season highs in both hits and runs to back Jacob deGrom, who was his usual terrific self, as the Mets won in a laugher, 14-1, over the Phillies Sunday afternoon. The win raised the team’s record in blowouts – typically a strong measure of a team’s quality – to 8-3. The Mets have now won four of their last five games and scored 40 runs in that span.
The Mets scored in six of the eight innings they batted, as they pounded out 17 hits. Brandon Nimmo, Michael Conforto and Pete Alonso each had three hits, while Dominic Smith had four. Nimmo had one of the team’s five homers, while Alonso had two. Jeff McNeil also went deep, as did Wilson Ramos, who struck out in his first four ABs. Ramos became the first Met to homer in a game with a Golden Sombrero since Bobby Bonilla. Meanwhile, Smith had three doubles and upped his OPS to 1.043 on the season.
In a game with such a tremendous offensive outburst, it’s easy to overlook deGrom’s fantastic outing. He fanned 12 in seven innings, thanks to 35 swings-and-misses. His only blip was allowing an opposite field homer to the backup catcher in the second inning. The outing lowered deGrom’s ERA to 1.69 and the Mets won for the sixth time in eight deGrom starts in 2020.
After dropping their first four games this year against the Phillies, the Mets have now won back-to-back games. They’ll go for the series win in a day game tomorrow, going up against old teammate Zack Wheeler.