Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 6/27/12
Daniel Murphy hit two home runs, Scott Hairston hit a grand slam and the Mets offense had a banner day in their 17-1 win against the Cubs Game Recap Jonathon Niese had a great outing, allowing one run on eight hits while walking one and striking out six in seven innings. Niese consistently drew weak contact, and after allowing a second inning run, settled in to hold the Cubs scoreless for the next five innings. With the offensive eruption, Niese was afforded a large margin for error. Ramon Ramirez pitched two mop-up innings, allowing one hit in two innings while striking out two. A quality pitching effort from the Mets staff today. Now, for the true story of the day – the Mets offensive. Daniel Murphy broke his home run drought stretching to July 2011 by hitting two home runs, Ike Davis added a three run homer and for good measure Scott Hairston hit a grand slam to add to the ever growing score on the Mets side of the scoreboard. Every Mets starter got on base, and only Lucas Duda ...
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