New York Mets: Breaking down their historic 40 runs in two games


The New York Mets had a historic pair of games this week which included a total of 40 runs in back-to-back performances.

After losing 6-3 and dropping to zero wins and three losses to the Baltimore Orioles on the season, the New York Mets reignited their offense in a huge and historic way in the next two games.

In their second game of their two-game series, the Mets had a huge burst of offense, scoring 16 runs in their final game against the Orioles.  With unexpected candidates having themselves quite a day at the plate.

Kevin Plawecki went one for four and a hit by pitch at the plate but drove in 4 runs with his grand slam. Another Met who added to the home run collection was Todd Frazier, who has been heating up as of late, who hit a home run earlier in the week against his former team the Yankees. He also added a double and a stolen base against the O’s.

Brandon Nimmo continues his tear, going for an incredible five for five with three RBI’s, hitting two doubles, two singles, and a triple.  Nimmo continues to show fans that even when the season gets rocky, there’s always a bright spot with him.

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One player that has been catching my attention these past two games was Jose Reyes. In their game against the Orioles, Reyes went two for five with a triple and a double. That triple was his 111th, which is the most in Mets history by far, with second being Mookies Wilson with 62.

After a 19 minute flight from Baltimore to Philadelphia, The Mets began their doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies which was one to certainly not forget.

The Mets set a record for most runs scored in franchise history with 24. The previous record was 23 runs scored against the Cubs 31 years ago.  

Many members fo the Amazins shined as Amed Rosario continues his recent success as he goes four for seven with a solo run home run to start the game. He would finish the game with four runs scored and three runs batted in.

Kevin Plawecki had another great day, going four for four with 3 RBI. This is a great sign for the Mets catching position to see Plawecki producing and putting up great numbers as of late. These past two days have been very good to him.

Jose Bautista had a monster day with a grand slam, which is two straight games with a grand slam for the Mets. Bautista finished the game with seven RBI.

Reyes had another good game, going two for five with an RBI and two walks. Reyes has now raised his batting average to .204 on the year.

Quite possibly the shining player of the historic day was Jerry Blevins. He picked up his first major league hit and RBI. Blevins now owns a career batting average of .500.

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After a year full of ups and downs, it’s still nice to see the Mets putting in the hard work and making each game count and having these offensive outbursts. It lets players that aren’t given a chance as much to shine and show there worth.