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Throughout this young baseball season, the Mets have stolen bases, laid down the bunts, and have generally manufactured runs. Last night in Philadelphia, the Mets just hit the ball out of the park over and over again for a total of seven home runs in the game, a 16-4 win. During one period last week, the team went five games without a home run.

The game started off with a lead-off homer by Jose Reyes. In the 2nd inning, Victor Diaz had a two run home run. The 3rd inning had three Met homers by Mike Piazza, Doug Mientkiewicz and a second by Victor Diaz. Piazza's blast travelled 471 feet and was the 2nd longest home run in Citizens Bank Park's two year history. In the 4th, Reyes hit another home run. The 6th inning finally brought an end to the home runs when David Wright hit his first grand slam of his career. The seven home runs is the franchise high for the Mets.

Victor Zambrano pitched 6 innings for the win, giving up 8 hits and 2 earned runs. Zambrano also hit his first career triple in the team's offensive explosion. The win gave the Mets a split of the two game series against the Phillies.

Starting today for the Mets in Florida is Aaron Heilman. Heilman last pitched against the Marlins on Friday when he had a one hit complete game shutout.

Photo by AP/Rusty Kennedy via ESPN