On the eve of the Fourth of July, the Mets bats exploded for fifteen hits tonight and beat up the Philadelphia Phillies 11-1 in a sold out Citi Field.
Jon Niese pitched a gem of a game going a full eight innings and holding the Phillies to just one run on three hits while striking out three. Niese has stepped it up big time and has won his last three starts for the Mets.
The Mets knocked Vance Worley around like a rag doll, torching him for ten hits and six runs in his four innings of work. The Phillies bullpen offered no relief as they combined to give up another five runs.
Daniel Murphy busted out with a four hit night including two doubles, a triple and four RBIs. He is off to a spectacular month in July.
David Wright had a four-RBI night as well with three of them coming on a mammoth three-run homer in the sixth to put the game out of reach for the Phillies.
Josh Thole had three hits and scored a couple of runs, and even Niese had a pair of hits and two runs scored as the bottom of the batting order had an awakening of sorts.
Just an incredible all-around effort by the Mets tonight who combined great pitching and sharp defense with a powerful offensive display to open up their three-game set with the Phils.
Lets do this again tomorrow!
The Mets will send RHP Chris Young (2-1, 3.30 ERA) to the mound to take on LHP Cliff Lee (0-5, 4.13 ERA) in a 1:10 PM start.