The Mets won their second straight game against the Phillies on Saturday, a rain-shortened affair that lasted six innings.
The Phillies drew first blood in the second when Domonic Brown scored on a sacrifice fly. although replays showed that Travis d’Arnaud may have tagged Brown before he got his hand on the plate.
No problem because David Wright got the run back in the fourth with a solo shot to right. It is the second straight game Wright has homered since returning from the disabled list. And people were saying he shouldn’t bother coming back this season!
The Mets broke thing open in the sixth. Daniel Murphy led off with a home run. Wright followed with a single and Lucas Duda was hit by a pitch. Juan Lagares then tripled to make it a 4-1 game. Lagares came around to score when d’Arnaud doubled to extend the lead to 5-1.
But Dillon Gee could not stop the Phillies from closing the gap. Cesar Hernandez and Jimmy Rollins each doubled to lead off the bottom of the sixth to make it a 5-2 game. Chase Utley then also doubled off the base of the center field wall. Rollins held up to make sure the ball wasn’t caught and could only advance to third. Ruiz grounded out to score Rollins to make it 5-3. Utley moved to third and would score on a wild pitch by Gee to cut the lead to one, 5-4.
It was raining all game but it started coming down in sheets in the top of the seventh and the game was delayed. Eventually, umpires ruled the game could not continue, giving the Mets a 5-4 win.
Dillon Gee gets credit for a complete game, going all six innings.
The Mets go for the Philly sweep Sunday. A win would leave the two teams tied for third in the NL East.