A few weeks after suffering their worst loss ever (25-4 in a visit to Washington), the Mets sort of made up for it with a 24-4 drubbing of the Phillies on Thursday in the first game of a doubleheader — the most runs the team has ever scored in a game.
Add in the 16 runs they put up against the Orioles on Wednesday, and you have the most they’ve ever scored in consecutive games. Lots of activity in that D.C.-Baltimore-Philadelphia area.
If there was one bad note (and there always is when it comes to the Mets), it was that Brandon Nimmo had to leave the game after getting hit on the hand with a pitch. Fortunately, X-rays came back negative.
Jose Bautista replaced Nimmo in the game, and all he did was go 3-4 with seven RBIs, four of them on a grand slam. Amed Rosario and Kevin Plawecki each had four hits.
So in a terrible, terrible season, this game will stand out as one of the highlights.