5/31/14

May 31st 2014 -- Mets 5, Phillies 4 (14)

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Saturday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park, David Wright singled home Ruben Tejada in the top of the 14th, the Mets beat the Phils in another marathon affair 5-4. Jacob deGrom  started and was lights out for  the first 6 innings and Ruben Tejada had his best day at the plate in years.  As is becoming their M.O., the Mets jumped out to a first inning lead on an RBI single by the rejuvenated Bobby Abreu and an lined RBI double to right by Lucas Duda to make it 2-0 Mets.  In the 4th Tejada hit his first homer (1) in over 500 at bats to make 3-0.  In the 6th, Tejada’s rocketed a RBI single to left scoring Abreu for his 3 hit and it was 4-0 Mets. In the bottom of the 6th deGrom became human. Jimmy Rollins singled, Chase Utley walked and then Ryan Howard clubbed a three run homer (10) to make it 4-3.  Josh Edgin and Daisuke Matsuzaka retired the last two batters of the 7th inning.  Dice-k then got the first 2 outs of the 8th and with 2 out and a runner on 1st and 3rd Scott Rice struck out Ryan Howard to end the threat.  In the 9th, the Phils got to Jeurys Familia. Marlon Byrd hit a ground rule double, Dominick Brown then singled to tie the game at 4. The unsung hero of this game is brand new Met Buddy Carlyle.  He relived Familia and tossed 3 scoreless picking up his first win as a Met. Carlos Torres  had runners on 1st and 2nd with no out but danced through raindrops and retired the Phillies in the bottom of the 14th for this 2nd save on the year.  Tejada went 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI, Abreu and The Captain each added 2 hits apiece. deGrom went 6 1/3 he allowed just 3 hits 3 runs (all earned) he walked 1 and struck out 11. He gets yet another no-decision in search of his first major league win. Antonio Bastardo takes the loss. The Mets are now 26-29 on the year and 13-12 on the road. The Mets lead this 5 game set 2 games to 1. Sunday is the 4th game of this series. Jonathon Niese (3-3  2.74) goes for the Mets, Cole Hamels (1-3 4.43) goes for Philly.

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Thomas Brennan said...

Mets operate on the Buddy system. First, Buddy Harrelson, now Buddy Carlyle stepping up. Good for him. And good for Tejada....maybe a corner turned.

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