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New York Mets offense continues to right itself in Phillies series

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 11: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets is congratulated by teammates after he hit a a two-run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the ninth inning of a game at Citizens Bank Park on May 11, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Mets defeated the Phillies 3-1. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 11: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets is congratulated by teammates after he hit a a two-run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the ninth inning of a game at Citizens Bank Park on May 11, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Mets defeated the Phillies 3-1. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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Still far from perfect, the New York Mets offense looked better than it has in a long time.

The New York Mets split a series cut short due to rain with the Philadelphia Phillies this weekend, but the offense was more exciting than it’s been in quite some time.

There is still a huge amount of work to be done to get this team back on the track they laid for themselves earlier this season, but what the offense displayed this weekend was fairly encouraging.

Rain-outs are never ideal. Rain-outs after a game like the one on Friday night is border-lining a sin. The Mets were batting against a 1-0 lead after the first inning and were held scoreless by the Phillies until the 9th inning.

None other than Michael Conforto got the Mets on the board in a huge way. With Wilmer Flores on base, Conforto blasted his third home run of the year to right field to give the Mets the lead.

The Mets dug-out erupted after Conforto’s heroics. Conforto and Flores were mid-hug when the team realized that Devin Mesoraco was in the middle of getting his first hit as a Met, a home run to left field. The lineup totally changes of Mesoraco gets hot.

Here is the reaction from the Mets dugout captured by SNY:

The Mets won what felt like a really important game on Friday night, 3-1. The momentum built up felt like enough to capitalize on during Saturday’s game, but it would never be played. Saturday’s game would end up getting rained out.

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Sunday’s game was also disturbed by rain, starting with an hour-long rain delay. Not good for a team that was hoping to build off of an exciting ending to game 1.

That exciting felt farther and farther away with each pitch of game 3. Jacob deGrom was making his return to the living after a brief, precautionary stint in the disabled list. deGrom had a rough time, throwing 45 pitches in the first inning. The momentum seemed to be removed when deGrom was, after only the first inning.

The Mets did get a few run across the plate in game 3. Yoenis Cespedes hit his 8th home run of the year to put the Mets on top 1-0 in the 6th. Cespedes has been battling a sore sued, but you would never be able to tell with that home run.

Asdrubal Cabrera would double in another run in the 7th, but the Mets would go on to drop this one to the Phillies, 4-2.

The Mets seem like they are on the right track to getting themselves on the right track. This team is not playing as well as they could, and that is a major problem. Jay Bruce (paternity leave) and Todd Frazier (hamstring) were both missing from the lineup this series, so once they are back in their spots, I think the Mets will have a shot at being the team they were in April, or at least being better than they are right now.

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The Mets resume action on Tuesday when they face the Toronto Blue Jays.

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