It was a good game to go to today, as the Mets defeated the Phillies by a score of 11-2 and took care of business in winning their first home series after the All-Star break. Zack Wheeler did not have his best stuff by any stretch of the imagination but was able to deliver a quality start by giving up just two runs in six-and-two-thirds innings. But the story today was the Mets' offense, which came to life this afternoon and erupted for eleven runs.
Kyle Kendrick was tagged for four runs in the fifth inning with the crushing blow coming off the bat of Daniel Murphy in the form of a three run homer. After that the Mets got to work on the Phillies' bullpen with a five runs in the seventh and two more in the eighth. Lucas Duda had another monster game with a home run and three runs batted in, and David Wright was the only starting position player not to register a hit on the day.
Tomorrow is trade deadline day, and the Mets are idle before welcoming the San Francisco Giants on Friday for a four game set.
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