Aaron Nola struck out 11 in seven impressive innings to stay unbeaten at Citizens Bank Park, pitching the Philadelphia Phillies past the New York Mets 4-2 on Friday night.
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Buster breaks down Thursday's slate, including another outburst from the Mets offense and a weird triple play in Texas.
The New York Mets didn't care who was on the mound. They kept swinging and scoring.
Jose Bautista hit a grand slam and had a career-high seven RBIs, and the Mets set a franchise record for runs, forcing the Phillies to use two position players for the final three innings in a 24-4 New York victory.
Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer
The Mets are battering the Phillies 22-4 in the first game of their doubleheader, so we've got another position player on the mound. Philly has Roman Quinn out there and it's not going well -- six runs allowed so far. More pertinent are the on-going struggles of the Phillies' defense. Four errors have led to 11 unearned runs. According to the baseball-reference.com play index, that's the most unearned runs Philadelphia has allowed in a game since 1922.
Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo, who had reached base in his previous 10 plate appearances, had X-rays on his finger after a pitch hit his bat and then his hand.
Kevin Plawecki hit his first career grand slam during a nine-run sixth inning, Brandon Nimmo went 5 for 5 with three RBI and the New York Mets breezed past the Baltimore Orioles 16-5 on Wednesday night.
Chris Davis, Adam Jones and Tim Beckham each homered to back a strong performance by starter Andrew Cashner, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Mets 6-3 on Tuesday night to snap a five-game skid.
Jacob deGrom struck out 12 and the New York Mets backed him in a big way, hitting five home runs while battering Luis Severino and the New York Yankees 8-5 Monday night.
After an 0-for-3 day in five innings for Class A St. Lucie, David Wright admitted to feeling "butterflies" as he played in his first baseball game in almost a year.
Jose Reyes hit a two-run homer, Noah Syndergaard struck out seven in seven innings and the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Sunday.
Bryan Holaday delivered a pinch-hit single with one out in the 11th inning, giving the Miami Marlins a 4-3 win over the New York Mets on Saturday night.
Zack Wheeler won his fifth straight start, pitching seven solid innings and sending the New York Mets over the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Friday night.
Jacob deGrom struck out 10 over six innings, received rare significant run support and earned his first win in nearly two months as the New York Mets blanked the Cincinnati Reds 8-0 on Wednesday.
Mets ace Jacob deGrom will get the start Monday against the Yankees in a game that was postponed due to rain on July 22.
The Mets said they will limit the usage of Robert Gsellman, who ranks fifth among relievers with 62 2/3 innings, and Seth Lugo for the rest of the season.
Sal Romano got the win in his New York homecoming, pitching into the seventh inning to lift the Cincinnati Reds over the Mets 6-1 on Tuesday night in a game delayed by rain for 1 hour, 40 minutes in the first inning.
Rookie Jeff McNeil homered in getting three more hits with his most unusual bat, leading Noah Syndergaard and the New York Mets over the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 Monday night in a matchup of struggling teams.