The Mets salvaged a split of their four-game series with the Phillies, crushing them in the finale in a matinee at Citi Field on Thursday.
The Mets broke the ice in the third inning when Eric Young singled and Daniel Murphy drove him home with a double.
They made it 3-0 in the fourth when Anthony Recker hit a long two-run home run to left. It was Recker’s sixth homer of the season. Oh, and it’s his 30th birthday.
The Mets didn’t let up in the fifth — Murphy doubled again and Andrew Brown drove him in with a single to make it 4-0.
Recker walked to lead off the sixth inning. He was sacrificed to second with two outs. He went to third on an infield single by Young and came around to score on a balk. Murphy, who had four hits on the day, singled to score Young to make it a 6-0 game.
The Phillies broke up the shutout in the seventh on a sacrifice fly, but the Mets put things to rest in the bottom of the inning. They made it 7-1 on bases loaded walk and then Young cleared the bases with a triple to make it 10-1.
Roger Bernadina hit a two-run homer off of Gonzalez Germen in the eighth to cut the lead to 10-3.
Brown homered in the eighth to make it 11-3.
Carlos Torres pitched 6.2 innings of one-run ball, allowing just four hits while striking out six and walking no one.
Matt den Dekker made his major league debut. He went 0-5 but reached on a fielder’s choice, later stealing a base and scoring a run.
Mets win 11-3.