The New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. The game took place at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the final score was 9-4. Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and pitched well. Michael Cuddyer had three hits and three RBI to lead the offense.
Colon pitched seven innings giving up no runs and five hits. He walked two and struck out eight and won his 11th game of the season. Eric O'Flaherty pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and three runs with a walk, Carlos Torres gave up a hit and an unearned run and Tyler Clippard saved his 19th game of the season pitching 1 1/3 innings and giving up a hit and striking out two.
Jerad Eickhoff pitched six innings giving up six hits and four runs with three of them being earned. He walked one and struck out six and lost his first game of the season. Jeanmar Gomez pitched a perfect inning and Hector Neris pitched an inning giving up three hits and two runs with a walk. Elvis Araujo didn't record an out and he gave up a hit and two runs with one of them being earned, Luis Garcia pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run and Justin De Fratus pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit.
Curtis Granderson had a hit, Yoenis Cespedes had two hits and an RBI and Daniel murphy had a hit and two RBI. Cuddyer had three hits and three RBI, Wilmer Flores had two hits and Michael Conforto had two hits and an RBI. Juan Uribe had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks, Cuddyer, Conforto and Granderson each hit a double and Cespedes hit a triple. Cuddyer hit a homerun and the Mets were 6-10 with runners in scoring positiona nd left six men on base. Flores committed an error.
Darnell Sweeney had a hit and drew a walk, Odubel Herrera had two hits and Ryan Howard had two hits. Andres Blanco had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Cody Asche drew a walk and Cameron Rupp had two hits and two RBI. Jeff Francoeur had a hit and an RBI, Blanco hit a double and Rupp hit a double. The Phillies were 2-9 with runners in scoring positiona nd left nine men on base. Herrera committed an error and Galvis committed two errors.
IN the first Murphy hit an RBI ground out to make it 1-0 Mets. Cuddyer hit an RBI double in the first to extend the lead to 2-0 Mets. Conforto hit an RBI single making it 3-0 Mets all in the first inning. In the sixth Uribe hit an RBI single to push the lead to 4-0 Mets. In the eighth Cuddyer hit a two run homerun and it was 6-0 Mets. Blanco hit an RBI ground out in the eighth to cut the lead to 6-1. Rupp hit a two run double and suddenly it was 6-3 Mets. Francoeur hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 6-4 and that was as close as it would get. In the ninth Granderson hit an RBI double, Cespedes hit an RBI triple and Murphy hit a sac fly to make it 9-4 which would be the final score. The Mets have taken the first three of the four game series. The final game will be played on Thursday night.