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Phillies smack three consecutive home runs vs. Mets

Didi Gregorius, Seth Lugo, Bryce Harper, Alec Bohm, Mets, Phillies home runs

The Philadelphia Phillies went on a power surge during Thursday’s game against the New York Mets.

Philadelphia launched three consecutive home runs off Mets starter Mets Lugo as part of a four-run first inning.

Lugo retired Phillies leadoff man Andrew McCutchen after the Mets scored three runs in the top of the first. But that lead would not last long.

Bryce Harper started the run of homers by crushing a first-pitch fastball over the center field wall. Philly’s rookie third baseman Alec Bohm followed with an opposite-field homer before shortstop Didi Gregorius lined one over the wall in right field.

Philadelphia was not done tormenting Lugo, either. Jean Segura immediately followed Gregorius’ blast with a triple, and later scored after Adam Haseley singled.

Phillies starter Aaron Nola suddenly found himself with a one-run cushion after a forgettable first inning of his own, thanks in part to three of Philadelphia’s most impactful bats.

Harper has been Philly’s catalyst this season. The former National League MVP came into Thursday’s game with eight homers and eight stolen bases in addition to an .854 OPS. Harper had been struggling over the last month (.654 OPS), but he has also had bad luck on balls in play.

Harper later teed off in the second inning against Lugo for a slam to right field, his 10th home run of the shortened 2020 MLB season.

Meanwhile, Bohm has been tremendous since the Phillies called him up last month. The 24-year-old entered Thursday’s game hitting .311 with an .821 OPS.

Gregorius signed with Philadelphia in the offseason, and also has eight homers to go along with an .821 OPS of his own.

The Phillies are just 3-10 in their last 13 games, but the bats were making some noise on Thursday night in Philadelphia while the Mets appear to be limping to the end of the season.