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Mets tie a major league record in 17-1 drubbing of Cubs

Jun 27, 2012, 6:02 PM EDT

Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy Getty Images

The game started off quietly enough, with the Mets and Cubs tied at 1 after three innings. It didn’t stay that way, though: the Mets exploded for 15 runs between the fourth and sixth innings in routing the Cubs 17-1 on Wednesday.

David Wright, Ike Davis, Scott Hairston and Daniel Murphy combined to drive in all of the runs for the Mets, with Wright knocking in five and the other three plating four apiece. The Mets were the first team since the 2007 Rangers and just the fourth since 1918 to have four players each with four RBI in a game.

Those 2007 Rangers did it in the memorable 30-3 win over the Orioles in the first game of a doubleheader on Aug. 22. Marlon Byrd, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Ramon Vazquez and Travis Metcalf all had four RBI in that one, with Salty and Vazquez knocking in seven runs apiece. Metcalf did it one swing, delivering a grand slam in his lone at-bat off the bench.

The Mets also got a grand slam today, that from Hairston. Murphy got three of his four RBI on his first two homers of the season. Davis homered and doubled twice to raise his average above .200 for the first time all year. Wright knocked in five runs with a sac fly, a double and a single and then got the final three innings off, costing him two at-bats.

The other teams with four four-RBI players: the 1953 Braves (Johnny Logan, Eddie Mathews, Jim Pendleton and Jack Dittmer in a 19-4 win over the Pirates) and the 1979 Phillies (Pete Rose, Mike Schmidt, Garry Maddox and Bob Boone in a 23-22 win over the Cubs).

  1. thedudabides - Jun 27, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    Gotta take 3 out of 4 in LA to feel good again. They got Young, Dickey, and Santana going, and with Kemp and Ethier both being out who knows. It’s been a roller coaster season, hope it’s about to go up again.

  2. blackandbluedivision - Jun 27, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    Payback for what they did to the Sox at the Cell.

  3. chill1184 - Jun 27, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Ugly series and weird win

  4. Walk - Jun 27, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    Wow look at that again
    “”1979 Phillies (Pete Rose, Mike Schmidt, Garry Maddox and Bob Boone in a 23-22 win over the Cubs”
    Great names from that phillies team, and cubbies scored 22 runs and lost.

    • kkolchak - Jun 27, 2012 at 11:07 PM

      I saw that game on television (Cubs broadcast) when I was a kid. Schmidt hit 2 dingers including the game winner off of Bruce Sutter, Kingman hit 3 for the Cubs and the game went 10 innings despite the fact that the Phils led 15-6 after 3 innings. Amazing

  5. badintent - Jun 27, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    Of course the Cubs lost. They’re from Obombo’s home city, Ward District Corruption are Us.That 2012 WS with the Mets and Yankees will be a 7 game series of epic history. Jeter can go out with another ring and A-Rod can date the next Hollywood air head bimbo……………………….Stay classy Boston and pass the beer, ya hear. ?

    • teaspoon1731 - Jun 27, 2012 at 11:29 PM

      I’m not sure what any of that drivel meant, but you know Obama is a White Sox and not a Cubs fan, right?

    • Gobias Industries - Jun 27, 2012 at 11:30 PM

      I was less confused watching Inception.

    • seannymo - Jun 28, 2012 at 1:05 AM

      da fuq?

    • blackmike2 - Jun 28, 2012 at 1:38 AM

      somehow the phrase, “stay classy” rings hollow when you write it.

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