The wind was blowing out of Wrigley Field Wednesday afternoon and the Mets took full advantage of it. They actually hit four home runs including two from Daniel Murphy, who hadn’t hit a long ball all season long, as the Mets just destroyed the Cubs, 17-1.
The Mets picked up a run in the first inning without a hit. Andres Torres led off the game with a walk, stole second, moved to third on a ground out and scored on a David Wright sacrifice fly.
The Cubs tied the game in the second when Luis Valbuena doubled home a run.
The Mets broke the tie in the fourth when Lucas Duda walked and scored on a double by Ike Davis down the line in right. And then Murphy hit his first home run of the year into the seats in right field to give the Mets a 4-1 lead.
The Mets broke it open in the fifth. Jonathon Niese walked and Ruben Tejada hit a double off the wall to put runners on second and third. Wright followed with a double of his own to plate two runs and make it 6-1. Duda walked and then Davis hit an opposite field three run homer, extending the lead to 9-1. Davis had three hits and is now hitting above .200 for the first time all year. Murphy made it 10-1 on his second home run on the day.
But the Mets weren’t done. They loaded the bases with no outs in the sixth and Wright hit a bouncer up the middle that got past the shortstop. Two more runs came in to make it 12-1. Wright had five RBIs on the day. Duda walked to load the bases again and then Scott Hairston launched a grand slam into the seats in center field — 16-1 Mets.
The Mets added a run in the eighth and salvage the last game of the series in grand fashion, 17-1.