The New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday afternoon. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 11-2. Zach Wheeler started for the Mets and pitched well and the bullpen was good. Daniel Murphy, Juan Lagares and Ruben Tejada each had three hits to lead the offense.
Wheeler pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up two runs on seven hits. He walked two and struck out four to win his sixth game of the season. Dana Eveland walked the only batter that he faced, Jeurys Familia pitched 1 1/3 innings striking out one and Carlos Torres pitched an inning giving up a hit and two walks.
Kyle Kendrick pitched six innings giving up seven hits and four runs. He walked two and struck out four and lost his 11th game of the season. Mario Hollands pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and three runs with a walk, Justin De Fratus pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and two unearned runs with two strikeouts and Phillippe Aumont pitched an inning giving up three hits and two runs with a walk and two strikeouts.
Curtis Granderson had a hit and drew a walk, Murphy had three hits, three RBI and David Wright drew a walk. Lucas Duda had two hits and three RBI, Travis d'Arnaud had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Chris Young had a hit and an RBI. Lagares had three hits, Tejada had three hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Familia had a hit and an RBI. Granderson and d'Arnaud each hit a double. Murphy and Duda each hit a homerun and the Mets were 5-13 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Lagares had a stolen base, d'Arnaud had a passed ball.
Ben Revere had two hits, Grady Sizemore had a hit and Chase Utley drew two walks. Reid Brignac drew a walk, Ryan Howard had a hit and an RBI and Cody Asche had a hit. Nieves had a hit, Blanco had a hit and drew a walk and Jimmy Rollins had a hit and an RBI. Dominic Brown drew a walk, Revere and Howard each hit a double and Rollins hit a homerun. The Phillies were 2-10 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base. Revere and Utley each had a stolen base. De Fratus committed an error.
In the fifth Howard hit an RBI double to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead. The Mets came back in the bottom of the inning to take a 4-1 lead. A wild pitch and a Murphy three run homerun were their runs. Jimmy Rollins hit a solo homerun in the seventh to make it a 4-2 game. In the bottom of the inning Duda hit an RBI single, d'Arnaud hit an RBI double, Young reached on an error to score a run, Tejada had an RBI single and Familia had an RBI single. The Mets took a 9-2 lead and then added two more in the eighth on a Duda two run homer. The final score was 11-2 and the Mets took the series two out of three. The Mets will have an off day on Thursday before beginning a four game wrap around series with the San Francisco Giants at home on Friday night.