There is just no quit in these Mets. They keep coming from behind to win, doing it several times Wednesday while outlasting the Phillies and sweeping the series.
It was Gee vs. Lee — Dillon Gee vs. Cliff Lee in Lee’s first game back from the disabled list. And it was Gee vs. Lee in the second inning when Lee drove in a run with an infield single to make it 1-0 Phillies.
The Mets answered right back in the top of the third when Daniel Murphy doubled home a run to tie the game.
The Phillies regained the lead in the fourth on a ground out, but in the sixth the Mets tied the game again when David Wright singled to drive in Andres Torres, who had tripled.
In the bottom of the inning the Phillies scored two runs to make it 4-2 and chase Gee from the game. Gee allowed the four runs on ten hits in 5.2 innings.
Lee was removed from the game to start the seventh and that was a bad idea for the Phils because the Mets jumped all over reliever Kyle Kendrick. Pinch-hitter Kirk Nieuwenhuis walked and Justin Turner promptly doubled to drive him in to make it 4-3. Ike Davis then doubled off the fence, but Turner had to hold up to make sure it wasn’t caught and only advanced to third. It didn’t matter because after Rob Johnson (taking Josh Thole’s place on the roster) walked, pinch hitter Lucas Duda was hit by a pitch to yet again tie the game. Torres then grounded into a fielder’s choice as the Mets took their first lead of the game, 5-4.
But they weren’t even close to being through. The Mets made it 6-4 in the eighth when Wright doubled and Scott Hairston drove him in with a double of his own, and Ike Davis hit a massive three-run homer off the facade in right field to extend the lead to 9-4.
Torres would add a solo shot in the ninth and the Mets went on to a 10-6 win. The Mets are now winners of five in a row and are 18-13, just a half game behind the Nationals and Braves, who are tied for first in the NL East.