Bruce provides all of Mets offense in 5-4 win against Phillieshttp://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/mets/bruce-mets-offense-5-4
Terry Collins said before Wednesday's game that he wanted to see some home runs from his offense.
The Mets right fielder provided all the offense for the Mets, crushing a three-run and two-run home run, each giving the Mets the lead in a 5-4 win over the Phillies, snapping a four-game losing streak.
Robert Gsellman was effective on the mound, pitching into the eighth inning while striking out seven and allowing three runs on six hits in a no-decision.
PLAY OF THE GAME
With the game tied at 3 in the bottom of the eighth and a home run already under his belt, Jay Bruce came through again, blasting a two-run shot into right field to give the Mets a 5-3 lead.
With one hit through the first 5.2 innings, it was shaping up to be another loss for the Mets until Asdrubal Cabrera lined a single into center and Cespedes worked a four-pitch walk to bring up Bruce. Bruce jumped on a first pitch changeup, launching it over the right field fence for a three-run home run, which gave the Mets a 3-2 lead.
STAR OF THE GAME
Jay Bruce. The Mets right fielder finished 3-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI, picking up a sluggish Mets offense for a much-needed win.
Jay Bruce finished 3-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI.(Frank Franklin II/AP)
10: Consecutive games Jay Bruce has gotten a hit against the Phillies.
Asdrubal Cabrera. With the Mets offense hardly showing any signs of life, he sparked a two-out rally with a single in the sixth, setting the table for Jay Bruce's home run two batters later.
Curtis Granderson. The Mets center fielder extended his hitless streak to 11 at-bats after an 0-for-4 night.
"Shows people respect he's a good player and it's well deserved. And with what he went through here it's great to see him apply the effort tonight and hopefully it gets us on a streak." Terry Collins on Jay Bruce getting curtain call.
Thursday vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 7:10 p.m.
RHP Aaron Nola (1-0, 3.27) vs. RHP Noah Syndergaard (0-0, 1.89)