The Mets absolutely walloped the Phillies in the City of Brotherly Love, cruising to an 11-1 win. The win gives the Amazins three straight and puts them above .500. Verrett went six innings, giving up no runs on six hits. It was a second straight excellent showing for the 25-year old, who will move to the bullpen when Jacob deGrom returns to the rotation. Solid innings from the bullpen sealed the deal despite some minor hiccups from Rafael Montero, and the team moved to 7-6.
Home runs from Michael Conforto, Yoenis Cespedes, Lucas Duda, Curtis Granderson, and a pair from Neil Walker put the game out of reach rather confidently. The Mets took apart young Philly phenom Vincent Velasquez, who struck out 16 in a complete game shutout his previous start. Juan Lagares added to that, robbing Maikel Franco of a possible home run in the eighth. All of the offense came from the homers, as cluster luck finally became the Mets' friend tonight. Everything came together, and more games of this dominant variety would surely be a good time for all involved. Well, except the rest of the National League.
Full recap to follow.
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