Posted by Craig Mitchell at 4:25 PM
Sunday afternoon in Queens, Anthony Recker hit a three run homer (5) to snap a 2 all tie, the Mets beat the Phillies 6-5. Dillon Gee started for the Mets and the Phillies took a 1-0 lead in the top of the 4th on a RBI double by Ryan Howard. The Mets took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the 5th on a RBI double by Matt den Dekker and an RBI single by David Wright. The Phils tied the game at 2 in the 6th when Ryan Howard clubbed a solo homer his 20th on the year. But in the bottom of the 6th Recker connected for the three run blast to give the Mets the lead for good. The Phils made a game of it with an RBI single by Jimmy Rollins in the 7th and a solo homer by Domonic Brown (8) in the 8th. Brown went 4 for 4 on the day with the homer. The Mets took a 6-4 lead in the 8th when Dilson Herrera hit a seeing eye single up the middle with the infield in to score Kirk Nieuwenhuis ( For Herrera, his first ML RBI) Wilmer Flores went 3 for 4 and had a few sparklers in the field for the Mets; Wright added two hits as well. Gee gets the win improving to 6-6 going 6 innings allowing 7 hits 3 runs (all earned) walking 3 and striking out 7. Jeurys Familia gave up the solo dinger to Brown in the 8th. Jenrry Mejia pitched the 9th for this 21st save, but did allow an RBI single to Grady Sizemore to make it a 1 run game. AJ Burnett takes the loss for the Phils; he falls to 7-15. The Mets take 2 of 3 from the Phillies. The Mets are 64-73 on the year and 33-35 at home. Next up the Mets start a 6 game road swing. Labor Day afternoon is the first of 3 in Miami. Zach Wheeler (9-9 3.44) goes for the Mets, Henderson Alvarez (10-6 2.75) goes for the Fish.