Great American Ball Park is one of the easiest stadiums in which to hit home runs. The Mets took advantage of that Friday, clubbing five homers as they win a laugher over the Reds.
The Mets jumped out on top early. A Matt den Dekker walk and David Wright single put runners on first and third in the first. With two outs Travis d’Arnaud singled to plate one run and Curtis Granderson, dropped to sixth in the order, doubled to score another one as the Mets took a 2-0 lead.
Devin Mesoraco got one of the runs back in the bottom of the inning with a solo home run.
The Mets got back to work in the second, loading the bases with two outs. Lucas Duda walked to force home a run to make it 3-1.
However, Bartolo Colon could not handle a comebacker in the bottom of the second and a run scored on the error to cut the lead to 3-2.
Then came the homers. In the fourth d’Arnaud hit his 13th home run of the season, a three run shot, to give the Mets a 6-2 lead.
Wilmer Flores added a solo home run in the fifth to make it 7-2.
And Granderson put the game out of reach with a three-run homer in the sixth as the Mets built a 10-2 lead.
Wright, who had four hits on the night, doubled in a run in the seventh to extend the lead to 11-2.
Dilson Herrera hit his second major league home run in the eighth to make it 12-2.
Colon lasted seven innings, allowing two runs on seven hits. He raised his record to 13-11.
Duda capped off the night with a two-run blast in the ninth, his 27th of the season. He now has 80 RBIs.
Mets win 14-5, their highest run total of the year, to go along with 18 hits. Nicely done.