New York Mets Power Surge Continues In A Huge Way Against Phillies

The New York Mets’ offense has been red hot lately and it certainly didn’t stop on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park.

  • New York Mets: 11 (7-6)
  • Philadelphia Phillies: 1 (6-9)
  • National League, FINAL, Box Score
  • Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA

The New York Mets continued their power surge by hitting six more home runs on Tuesday in an 11-1 blowout victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

In fact, the Mets scored all 11 of their runs through their home runs.

Michael Conforto, Yoenis Cespedes, Lucas Duda, and Curtis Granderson each hit a homer and Neil Walker cranked two home runs, continuing his ridiculous power surge to start the year. Walker leads the Mets with six home runs to start the year.

What’s even more Amazin’ is that both of Walker’s homers tonight came batting righty which is by far his weaker side.

Walker did not hit a single home run as a righty last year but he already has three home runs from the right side which make half of his home runs this year from that spot.

After hitting two home runs in the first eight games of 2016, the Mets have hit 17 home runs in the next five games. Unbelievable!

It felt like last August when the Mets were the hottest team offensively that month, especially with the long ball. Over their last five games, especially the last two at Philly, the Mets have brought back those August memories.

Can’t forget Logan Verrett’s solid performance yet again. After throwing six shutout innings last Wednesday vs the Miami Marlins at Citi Field, Verrett threw six more shutout innings on Tuesday.

Verrett outpitched Phillies starter Vince Velasquez, who did not give up a run in his first two starts prior to Tuesday.

Verrett has filled in nicely in Jacob deGrom’s absence. Even when deGrom comes back this weekend, Logan should definitely get a spot in the Mets bullpen as a long reliever especially since Rafael Montero struggled again.

After a 2-5 start, the Mets have won five out of six, to move over .500 at 7-6. The Mets resurgent power offense has definitely been a factor in their recent play.

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David Hong
Other than God, sports are my biggest love. My teams are the Mets, Knicks, NY Giants, NY Rangers and St Johns basketball (St. John's alumni). I especially love the Mets like crazy, more than any other team and seeing them win the World Series would be a dream come true and definitely the best sports moment. The Knicks are a close second. I also like to write, so combine that with my passion for sports equals a perfect scenario, I would love to do sports writing long term. If not that, then probably sports broadcasting, cause I love to talk sports as well. In addition to writing for ESNY, I'm also currently writing for Metsmerizedonline.