Jay Bruce beat the Phillies Wednesday night all by himself. Bruce homered twice and drove in five runs, including a tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning that gave the New York Mets to a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies and halted their four-game losing streak Wednesday night.
This was Bruce's second multi-homer game of the season and the 22nd of his career. After slumping badly when he arrived in New York from Cincinnati at the trade deadline last year, Bruce is batting .309 with six homers and 14 RBIs in 14 games for the Mets this season. Bruce matched his career high with five RBIs and nearly had another - Cespedes was thrown out at the plate after running through a stop sign at third base on Bruce's first-inning double.
Back in the clubhouse following his latest clutch performance, the three-time All-Star was in full royal garb, wearing a crown and robe awarded to the team's king of the game.
''It's silk. They give it to me, I'll wear it,'' Bruce said.