Post game notes: Mets slug their way into the history books on Monday
The Mets defeated the Phillies by the score of 16-7 on Monday night in Philadelphia.
The Mets hit eight home runs, and notched 14 extra-base hits on Monday. They now have 18 home runs and 26 doubles in six games on this nine-game road trip.
Here are some notes on the Mets 16-run outburst on Monday:
- The eight home runs on Monday are a franchise record. New York’s previous record was seven home runs on April 19, 2005 at Philadelphia. Seven different Mets with a home run is also a team record.
- The last National League team with eight home runs in a nine-inning game was the Dodgers on May 23, 2002 against the Brewers.
- The 11 combined home runs tied the National League record for the most home runs in a game. It’s only the fifth-time it’s ever happened, the last on May 17, 1979 between the Phillies and Cubs at Wrigley Field.
- The Mets 15 extra-base hits on Monday are a new franchise record. The previous record was 13 extra-base hits on August 24, 2005 against Arizona (ten years ago to the day).
- The Mets have scored 14 or more runs five times this year tied for the most such games in a single season (1985).
- The Mets have scored 49 runs over its last four games, the third-most over any four game span in team history.
- The Mets are now a season-high 12 games over .500. The last time the Mets were 12 games over .500 was after the final game of the 2008 season at 89-73.
- Elias: The 15 extra-base hits are tied for the third-highest total in major league history, last done by the Reds at Colorado on May 19, 1999.
- The Mets became the ninth team in major league history to have seven different players hit a home run in a game. It was last done by the Red Sox on September 4, 2013.
- The Mets rallied 51 total bases on Monday, setting a franchise record. The previous mark was 44 (August 24, 2005 at Arizona).
- Monday marked just the 10th game a team had 51 or more total bases since 1914, last done on May 19, 1999 by the Reds at Colorado.