MLB wrap: Mets set franchise record in 20-run victory

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Do you remember when the Mets lost 25-4 to the Nationals on July 31? Well, New York flipped the script Thursday and handed the Phillies the same lopsided loss.

The Mets set a franchise record after racking up 24, yes 24, runs in the first game of the doubleheader.

Amed Rosario started things off in the opening inning with a home run to center field, and Philadelphia promptly responded with two homers of their own in the following inning. 

New York was only up by one, 5-4, entering the fifth inning and that’s when the game broke open for the Mets. They put up 10 runs and kept adding to it. José Bautista helped New York set its new record with an RBI double to end the scoring.

The Mets scored 40 runs in a two-game span between Wednesday’s game and Thursday’s Game 1.

Stud of the night

Blake Snell was red hot against the Yankees. The southpaw struck out six in his scoreless outing. Snell spent five innings toeing the rubber, and was awarded the win in the Rays’ 3-1 victory. He moved to 14-5 with a 2.10 ERA. 

Dud of the night

You can’t bring up a 20-run victory and not talk about the losing team’s bullpen. The Phillies were no match for the Mets, and went through five pitchers trying to keep New York’s streaking offense at bay. 

Ultimately, Ranger Suárez was tagged with the loss. He’s had just two appearances with Philadelphia and sits 1-1.

Highlight

Texas recorded its sixth triple play in the organization’s history. 

The Angels loaded the bases at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, when David Fletcher grounded into a triple play.

What’s next?

Dodgers (70-52) at Mariners (65-57) 10:10 p.m. ET — Seattle sits just 2.5 games behind the Athletics for the final AL wild-card spot and will hope to push ahead when hosting the Dodgers on Friday. The Mariners are coming off a series loss on the road against the Athletics but will be at home in the Pacific Northwest for their next six games. Seattle is giving Wade LeBlanc the start. Los Angeles will head to Seattle after taking the final game against the Giants at home. Walker Buehler will start on the hill for the Dodgers.