The Phils got first blood in the bottom of the third when their starting pitcher Chad Billingsley homered down the left field line to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead.
The Mets tied the game in the top of the 4th when Lucas Duda stroked his 10th double of the year down the right field line. Wilmer Flores’ RBI single brought him home.
The Phils took their last lead in the bottom of the 4th. Chase Utley hit his first double of the year and was singled home by Brady Sizemore.
Grandy’s homer made it 3-2 in the 5th. In the 6th, Flores doubled and scored on Kirk Nieuwenhuis’ double. Nieuwenhuis stole 3rd and scored the Mets 5th run when Cameron Rupp’s peg went into left field. In the 7th the Phils greeted Colon with 3 straight hits. Cesar Hernandez’ single brought home Sizemore and it was 5-3. Erik Goeddel then relieved Colon and yielded a sac-fly to Jeff Francoeur to make it 5-4. Alex Torres came on, and after walking Ben Revere and hitting Chase Utley to load the bases with 2 out. He got Ryan Howard to ground to Duda to retire the side.
In the 8th Pinch hitter Johnny Monell doubled home Nieuwenhuis and Ruben Tejada and it was 7-4 Mets.
The Mets amassed a season high 14 hits on the game. Daniel Murphy went 3 for 5, Flores went 2 for 4, Granderson had 2 hits and his 3rd homer on the year, Duda had 2 hits as well. Carlos Torres pitched a scoreless 8th, Jeurys Familia pitched the 9th for this 13th save on the year (tied for MLB lead with the Yankees Andrew Miller) Colon went 6 allowing 8 hits 4 runs (all earned), once again walked no one and struck out 8. He’s now 6-1. Billingsley takes the loss falling to 0-2.
The Mets take 2 of 3 from the Phils on the road. The Mets improve to 20-11 on the season and are now 7-8 on the road.
Monday it’s off to Wrigley field to start a 4 game set with the Cubs. The game starts at 8:05 PM EST. Jacob deGrom (3-3 2.95) goes for the Mets. Jon Lester (2-2 4.04) goes for the Cubs.