The New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday afternoon. The game took place at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the final score was 7-4. Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and was ok and the bullpen was good. Daniel Murphy led the offense with three hits and three other players had two hits.
Colon won his sixth game of the season pitching six innings and giving up eight hits and four runs with no walks and six strikeouts. Erik Goeddel pitched to one batter and retired him, Alex Torres pitched 2/3 of an inning and gave up a walk and Carlos Torres pitched an inning with a strikeout. Jeurys Familia picked up his 13th save of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit.
Chad Billingsley lost his second game of the season pitching five innings and giving up eight hits and five runs with a walk and three strikeouts. Justin De Fratus pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Elvis Araujo pitched an inning giving up two hits and striking out one and Jeanmar Gomez pitched two innings giving up four hits and two runs.
Curtis Granderson had two hits and two RBI, Juan Lagares had a hit and Murphy had three hits. Lucas Duda had two hits, Wilmer Flores had two hits and an RBI and Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a hit and an RBI and Anthony Recker had a hit. Ruben Tejada had a hit and drew a walk, Johnny Monell had a hit and two RBI and Duda, Flores, Nieuwenhuis and Monell each hit a double. Granderson hit a homerun and the Mets were 3-6 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Nieuwenhuis had a stolen base.
Ben Revera had a hit and drew a walk, Freddy Galvis had a hit and Chase utley had a hit. Grady Sizemore had two hits and an RBI, Cody Asche had a hit and Cesar Hernandez had two hits and an RBI. Billingsley had a hit and an RBI, Jeff Francoeur had an RBI and Utley, Revere and Asche each hit a double. Billingsley hit a homerun and the Phillies were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Rupp committed an error and Revere had an outfield assist.
In the third Billingsley hit a solo homerun to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead. In the fourth Flores hit an RBI single to tie the game at one. Sizemore hit an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth to put the Phillies back on top. In the fifth Granderson hit a two run homerun to give the Mets a 3-2 lead. Nieuwenhuis hit an RBI double in the sixth inning to push the Mets lead to 4-2. A steal and a throwing error led to another run and a 5-2 Mets lead. In the seventh Hernandez hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 5-3 and then Francoeur hit a sac fly to make it a 5-4 game. In the eighth Monell hit a two run double to push the lead to 7-4 and that would be the final score. The Mets will travel to Wrigley Field in Chicago to take on the Cubs Monday night. It will be the first of four this week.