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And now, they're back up to 8.
This sweep of the two-game series with the orange-chested birds has guaranteed we'd be at least 4 games up on our closest competitor, and also means they don't fall back to 4 games over or stand pat at 6, which is what would have happened in the case of a split.
The biggest thing to occur last night was the emergence of Dilson Herrera with a 3-3 night, including driving in the 1st run of the game and a 2-run homer to left. If he continues playing well, and the Mets are able to find a taker for Daniel Murphy at 3rd, the Herrera Era may have just begun.
Fiiiine...then bring on the Phillies.
LET'S. GO. DILSON.
LET'S. GO. METS.