The New York Mets were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. The game took place at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the final score was 4-3. Bartolo Colon started and he pitched ok and the Mets offense was led by Lucas Duda who had three hits and three RBI.
Colon pitched five innings giving up eight hits and three runs with no walks and three strikeouts. Colon lost his 13th game of the season. Jon Niese pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up three hits and a run with a strikeout, Erik Goeddel pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and striking out one and Carlos Torres pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.
David Buchanan pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up six hits and a run with two walks and three strikeouts. Adam Loewen pitched to one batter and he struck him out and picked up his first win of the season. Dalier Hinojosa pitched one inning giving up a hit and a walk, Hector Neris pitched an inning giving up a hit and Luis Garcia pitched an inning with a walk and a strikeout. Ken Giles saved his 14th game pitching an inning giving up a hit and two runs with a walk and he struck out two.
Curtis Granderson had a hit and drew a walk, David Wright had a hit and drew two walks and Daniel Murphy had a hit. Duda had three hits and three RBI, Travis d'Arnaud had a hit and Michael Conforto had a hit. Ruben Tejada had a hit and drew a walk, Kelly Johnson drew a walk and Conforto and Johnson each hit a double. Duda hit two homeruns and the Mets were 1-10 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base. Cespedes had an outfield assist.
Freddy Galvis had a hit, Odubel Herrera had four hits and Aaron Altherr had two hits and an RBI. Darin Ruf had a hit and three RBI, Cody Asche had a hit and Darnell Sweeney had a hit. Cameron Rupp had a hit, Loewen had a hit and Ruf hit a homerun. The Phillies were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Rupp was caught stealing. Bogusevic committed an error.
In the first Ruf hit a three run homerun to give the Phillies a 3-0 lead. Duda hit a solo homerun in the fourth to cut the lead to 3-1. In the seventh Altherr hit an RBI single to make it 4-1 Phillies. Duda hit a two run homerun in the ninth to cut the lead to 4-3 and that would be the final score. The two teams will play the second game of three on Wednesday night.