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Mets 11, Phillies 1: Mets Work Slow Burn on Fireworks Night

The Mets started their offensive explosion humbly, scoring in the bottom of the first on a Dan Murphy triple and a David Wright RBI groundout. The Phillies immediately tied things up on a Carlos Ruiz homer to start the top of the third, but that would be the last appearance their bats made tonight. The Mets regained the lead in the bottom of the second, on a two-run single by Jon Niese and an RBI double from Dan Murphy. They extended their lead in the fourth on a pair of two-out RBI singles from Ruben Tejada and Murphy. Wright put things out of reach with a long three-run bomb to the left of the Apple in the sixth. Murphy capped a grand day at the plate with a two-run double in the eighth that gave the Mets a healthy 10-run lead. Niese, meanwhile, threw eight strong innings to make that margin stand up.

Full recap to come.

Game Thread Roll Call

Nice job by BlueChill; his effort in the game thread embiggens us all.

Num Name # of Posts
1 BlueChill 135
2 santana9237 129
3 MetsFan4Decades 119
4 Shinjo Is God 99
5 aparkermarshall 98
6 fxcarden 85
7 Joveoak 83
8 Brooklyn Dodgers Mets Fan 71
9 Terry_is_God 63
10 Hoyadestroya85 54