For a team with the worst batting average and least home runs in baseball, the New York Mets sure did explode in the third-inning tonight.

Suddenly the New York Mets offense needs to be broken up. Although they still sit in the basement of baseball in terms of runs scored (368) and batting average (.235), these guys look like a spanking new lineup.


Since the acquisitions of Juan Uribe, Kelly Johnson and now Yoenis Cespedes, the bats are carrying the weight this dominant pitching staff requires it to.

Tonight at Citi Field has been no different.

Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the third-inning, the Mets hit three home runs off Washington Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann to take a 5-1 lead.

First it was Curtis Granderson hitting a two-run shot:

Then, before Citi Field could even calm down, Daniel Murphy turned on one for a solo shot:

If a 3-1 lead wasn’t enough, the recent man of the hour hit is own two-run bomb.

Lucas Duda now has nine home runs in his last eight games.

Noah Syndergaard is pitching brilliantly with his only blunder coming on an Anthony Rendon home run in the first inning. It’s been an offensive explosion for Mets fans in Floushing tonight.

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