Did you know: Mets, Phils set amazin' records
The Mets continued their torrid offensive pace on Monday night when they took aim at a number of franchise -- and Major League -- records with a home run barrage against the Phillies.
The Phillies also chipped in some homers of their own, as the two clubs combined for one of the top power displays in Major League history. Here's a look at 10 of the top facts and figures stemming from the Mets' 16-7 victory:
• Ten different players homered in Monday's game between the Mets and Phillies, marking the first time that at least 10 players homered in the same game.
• Those 10 players accounted for 11 home runs overall (Wilmer Flores had a multihomer game), tying the National League record for most combined home runs in a game. It's the fifth time in Major League history -- and first since 1979 -- that two NL teams have combined for 11 homers in a game. Only one of the previous four instances (Cubs and Mets on June 11, 1967) had also come in a non-extra innings contest.
• The overall record for most combined homers in one game is 12, set by the White Sox and Tigers on two separate occasions (May 28, 1995, and July 2, 2002).
• The Mets accounted for eight of the game's 11 homers, setting a new franchise record in the process. Their previous club-best was seven, set on April 19, 2005, against these same Phillies.
• This was also just the eighth time in big league history -- and first time since the Braves in 2006 -- that an NL team connected for eight home runs in a game. The Mets are the first NL team to hit at least eight homers in a nine-inning game since 2002, when the Dodgers also teed off for eight in a 16-3 win over the Brewers.
• It wasn't just homers, however, as the Mets racked up 15 extra-base hits on Monday night to eclipse a franchise record that had been set 10 years ago to the exact day. New York's previous high for extra-base hits in a single game was 13, set on Aug. 24, 2005, against the D-backs.
• Sticking with the extra-base hits, the Mets had three players each collect three extra-base hits for the first time in their history. Flores (two homers and a double), Michael Cuddyer and Daniel Murphy (two doubles and a homer each) all chipped in three extra-base knocks on the night.
• Monday's rout marked the fifth time this season that the Mets have scored at least 14 runs, matching the 1985 squad for the most such games in any season in franchise history. Three of those five outputs have come in the last four days.
• It was also the Mets' third game this year with at least 20 hits, tying another franchise record set in 1964 for most such games in a season. They recorded 21 hits each on July 25 against the Dodgers and Saturday against the Rockies. Though they're 3-0 in those games this year, they went just 1-2 in their three 20-plus hit games in '64.
• Each of the Mets' first seven hitters in Monday's lineup finished with at least two hits, a run scored and an RBI. The only other time the Mets have had at least seven starters reach each of those plateaus in a single game came on May 26, 1964, against the Cubs.