The New York Mets (48-41) defeated the Philadelphia Phillies (42-49) last night by the final score of 5-3. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…
- Neil Walker was 1-4 with a 3-run home run.
- Juan Lagares was 1-2 with a solo HR and 2 walks.
- Asdrubal Cabrera was 3-5 with a double.
- Jose Reyes was 0-5 with an RBI fielders choice.
- Bartolo Colon got the win going 5.2 innings while allowing 3 runs (0 ER) on 4 hits with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.
- Jeurys Familia converted his 32nd save of the season.
The Mets won in customary Mets fashion last night as they homered their way to victory followed by some great pitching. Juan Lagares kicked the scoring off with a blast to center field that put the Mets up 1-0. Neil Walker followed that act up by blasting a Jeremy Hellickson fastball with two runners on into the left field seats in the top of the sixth. The Mets would never let the Phillies take the lead, although the Phillies made it a 4-3 game at one point. An errant toss by James Loney to Bartolo Colon allowed the Phillies back in the game in the bottom of the sixth inning as they would score three unearned runs. A triple, an RBI groundout, and a three straight singles would put the pressure on the Mets and have Colon removed from the game. Colon just seemed out of gas at that point and the bullpen did an excellent job in holding down the win for the Mets. Kudos to Addison Reed for getting four critical out tonight. He has been nothing short of spectacular this season in bridging the gap to Familia. It was a great win to start off the second half of the season and the Mets will need to continue to build off of wins against teams behind them in the standings as they make their chase for the postseason.