The New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday afternoon. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 7-2. Jacob deGrom started for the Mets and pitched well and so did the bullpen. Neil Walker had two hits and two RBI and Michael Conforto had two hits and three RBI to lead the offense.
deGrom started for the Mets and pitched six innings giving up five hits and a run with six strikeouts. He picked up his first win of the season. Jim Henderson pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts, Hansel Robles pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and an unearned run and he struck out one and Jerry Blevins pitched to two batters retiring them both. Antonio Bastardo pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two.
Jerad Eickhoff started for the Phillies and took his first loss of the season. He pitched five innings giving up five hits and three runs with two of them being earned. He walked two and struck out three. Dalier Hinojosa pitched to two batters retiring them both, Daniel Stumpf pitched to one batter and retired him and James Russell pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up three hits and four runs with two walks. David Hernandez pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and Hector Neris pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.
David Wright had a hit and drew a walk, Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and Lucas Duda had a hit and drew two walks. Walker had two hits and two RBI, Conforto had two hits and three RBI and Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit. Travis d'Arnaud had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, deGrom had an RBI and Wright, Duda and Conforto each hit a double. The Mets were 4-14 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Wright committed an error.
Freddy Galvis had a hit, Cesar Hernandez had two hits and an RBI and Odubel Herrera had a hit and an RBI. Darin Ruf had a hit, Andres Blanco had a hit and Cedric Hunter had a hit. Eickoff had a hit and it was a double. The Phillies were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. C. Hernandez was caught stealing and Galvis committed an error.
In the second deGrom hit an RBI groundout to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the sixth Herrera hit an RBI single to tie the game at one. In the bottom of the sixth Walker hit an RBI single to give the Mets a 2-1 lead and Conforto hit an RBI double to make it 3-1. In the bottom of the seventh Walker hit an RBI single making it 4-1 Mets. Conforto hit a two run single and d'Arnaud hit an RBI single still in the seventh and it was 7-1 Mets. In the eighth C. Hernandez hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 7-2 and that would be the final score.
The Mets are now 2-1 on the season and the Phillies are still searching for their first win at 0-4. The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday night.