Mets 16, Phillies 7
Game 125 - Monday Night, August 24th in Philadelphia
Record - 50-75, Tied for 4th Place, 18 1/2 games behind the Mets
One Sentence Summary: The Phillies suffered a complete and total beat down from the Mets in a game that featured 11 home runs.
What It Means: As Jayson Stark points out in this Tweet, the Phillies have scored 13 runs in two games against Zack Greinke and Jacob deGrom since the All-Star break . . . and they've lost both games.
What Happened: Home runs from Ryan Howard (3-run home run in first), Cameron Rupp (solo bomb in the second) and Dominic Brown (3-run home run in the third) were all for naught. The pitching quartet of Adam Morgan, Hector Neris, Justin De Fratus and Adam Loewen combined to allow 16 earned runs on 20 hits, 15 of which went for extra bases.
Featured Card: The 11 total home runs in this game tied a National League record set by the Phillies (6) and Cubs (5) back on May 17, 1979 in a crazy 23-22, 10-inning game at Wrigley Field. Randy Lerch started that game for the Phillies, pitching just a third of an inning and giving up five Cubs runs including a three-run home run to Dave Kingman.