TWITTER: Mets Host Their Own Home Run Derby In Philly, Internet Delivers
Oh Captain, Our Captain! After Mets captain David Wright kicked off his return to the lineup with a home run in his first at bat, they apparently figured they should keep the party going... going, going, gone. They started the 4th inning down by five runs and finished with a 16-7 win.
It looked originally like it would be a home run derby for the home team. By the end of the third inning, Ryan Howard, Cameron Rupp and Domonic Brown had all hit homers to lift the Phillies to a 7-2 lead over the Mets. Apparently El Capitan lit a fire under their asses though because the 4th inning brought on a barrage of home runs that the Phillies just couldn't match. Check out ESPN.com's scoring summary to see the madness laid out in visual form. The home runs are in bold.
|1st||Howard homered to left, Hernández and Galvis scored.||0||3|
|2nd||Wright homered to left.||1||3|
|2nd||Rupp homered to center.||1||4|
|3rd||Lagares homered to left.||2||4|
|3rd||Brown homered to right, Howard and Blanco scored.||2||7|
|4th||Flores homered to left, Wright scored.||4||7|
|4th||d'Arnaud homered to center.||5||7|
|5th||Flores homered to left, Murphy and Céspedes scored.||8||7|
|5th||Cuddyer homered to left.||9||7|
|6th||Murphy homered to right center, Gilmartin scored.||11||7|
|6th||d'Arnaud doubled to deep right, Wright and Flores scored.||13||7|
|7th||Lagares singled to right, Conforto scored.||14||7|
|9th||Céspedes homered to left, Murphy scored.||16||7|
What the hell kind of balls and bats where they using at Citizens Bank Park? As you can see, only three runs in the entire game were scored on something other than a home run. Of course when a team puts up 14 unanswered runs including eight homers, it's on the internet experts of Twitter to do their best to memorialize it with vines, topical videos and memes; and they killed it.
Everyone's getting Mets fever, people. Get on board and enjoy the ride with a few of the best reactions from tonight's spectacle.
"Juan Uribe in the Mets clubhouse"
Bugs Bunny Baseball Highlights
"Mets fans right now"
And my personal favorite...
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