Five Things We Learned from Mets Sweeping Phillies

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Apr 12, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco (7) celebrates his grand slam home run with center fielder Odubel Herrera (37) during the sixth inning against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park. The Mets won the game 5-4. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 12, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco (7) celebrates his grand slam home run with center fielder Odubel Herrera (37) during the sixth inning against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park. The Mets won the game 5-4. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 12, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco (7) celebrates his grand slam home run as he rounds the bases in the sixth inning against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park. The Mets won the game 5-4. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports /

Maikel Franco is Alive

Through Philadelphia’s first six games, Maikel Franco had a .150 batting average and a .413 OPS. He had just three hits and four strikeouts in that span.

However, Franco came alive in this series against the Mets. He collected five hits in 12 plate appearances. Two of those hits were home runs – his first two of the season – including a grand slam in Wednesday night’s game.

In just three games, Franco raised his batting average from .136 to .242 and his slugging percentage from .182 to .455. His six runs batted in during the series puts him at eight for the season, most on the team.

This series could be a way for Franco to turn his season around after a slow start in the first two series of the season.

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