New York Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes exploded for three homers last night against the Philadelphia Phillies, leading the team to a 14-4 victory.

The New York Mets beat up the Philadelphia Phillies last night by a brutal score of 14-4.

Over the past couple seasons, the Mets have proven they have the type of lineup that can go to either extreme. At times, they can barely muster a run, and the next evening they’ll break out and put up runs at a record pace.

Tuesday night was an example of the latter, as the Mets scored early and often in a 14 run and 20 hit attack that featured seven home runs.

Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes kicked off the scoring with a three-run blast in the top of the first inning, a shot that was his first of a three HR night.

That trio of powerful bombs led to Cespedes becoming the first Met to ever post multiple three home run games, recreating the feat he accomplished on August 21, 2015 against the Colorado Rockies in Denver.

Lucas Duda had a big night of his own, as he compiled a 4-for-4 evening, including two solo bombs of his own — one in the top of the sixth bringing the score to 10-2, along with a blast to cap off the evening’s scoring in the ninth.

But the biggest beneficiary of the offensive outburst was Matt Harvey, who himself looked sharp through 5.2 innings, after allowing two runs on five hits and a walk, while striking out six.

The only apparent negative of the evening for the Metropolitans was the sixth inning exit of Harvey due to left hamstring tightness sustained while covering first base.

After the game, Harvey emphatically stated that he won’t miss a start to the ailment, though.

After the Phils touched Harvey for a solo homer by third baseman Maikel Franco in the bottom of the second, the Mets responded in the top of the next inning with their sixth run of the game on a Travis d’Arnaud RBI single.

Jay Bruce also continued his hot start to 2017 with a two-run single, padding the lead to 5-0 in the process.

Bruce’s numbers on the season now currently stand at the following: .276/.400/.724, 8 R, 4 HR, 8 RBIs.

Relievers Hansel Robles, Josh Edgin and Paul Sewald covered the remaining 3.1 innings, allowing a combined two runs on three hits and one walk — yet another weak showing for the Mets’ ‘pen.

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