The Mets stormed back in the bottom of the first tying the game against David Buchanan on a RBI single by Michael Cuddyer. In the bottom of the 2nd the Mets took a 4-1 lead on a three run double my Lucas Duda that scored Juan Lagares, Wilmer Flores and Curtis Granderson.
The Phils made it a 4-2 in the 4th on an RBI single by Utley. Cody Ashe made it a 1 run game with another solo blast (1) off Harvey to make it 4-3. Travis d’Arnaud’s RBI single in the 5th made it 5-3. Daniel Murphy led off the bottom of the 7th with a solo homer to right center (1) taking advantage of Citi Field’s new dimensions to make it 6-3. Harvey went 6 innings allowing 5 hits 3 runs (all earned) he struck out 8.
The game was only the 2nd time in his MLB career where Harvey allowed 2 homers in the same game. Buddy Carlyle pitched a scoreless 7th; Sean Gilmartin started the 8th and was greeted by Chase Utley who hit his 2nd solo homer (2) of the night to make it 6-4. Rafael Montero finished up the 8th. Jeurrys Familia pitched the 9th and yielded a solo homer to former Mets Jeff Francoeur (2) but held on for his 3rd save. Harvey gets the win improving to 2-0, Buchanan takes the loss; he’s 0-2. The Mets amassed 12 hits on the day. They were led by two apiece by Wright, d’Arnaud, Granderson and Duda.
Michael Cuddyer was hit on the hand in the 2nd inning by Buchanan and left the game. X-rays were negative. Wright twisted his knee on an awkward slide stealing 2nd in the 8th and came off the field. He was diagnosed with a right hamstring strain.
With the win the Mets improve to 5-3 on the year and 2-0 at home.
Wednesday night at 7:10 pm EST it’s game 3 of the series. Jonathon Niese (0-0 1.80) goes for the sweep for the Mets, Jerome Williams (0-0 1.50) goes for Philadelphia.