Posted by Craig Mitchell at 4:17 PM
Wilmer Flores’ three run homer in the bottom of the 6th inning snapped a 3-3 tie and a 3 game losing streak as the Mets beat the Phillies 6-3. Bartolo Colon got the start and the win for the Mets as they took a 1-0 lead in the top of the 1st when the red hot Daniel Murphy singled in Curtis Granderson. In the 3rd, the resurgent Chase Utley struck again as he gave the Phils a 2-1 lead with a two run single. The Mets tied the game in the bottom of the inning on a 450 Ft. solo homer by Lucas Duda, his 6th on the year. In the bottom of the 4th Michael Cuddyer hit a bomb to center, his 4th on the year and it was 3-2 Mets. In the 5th Ryan Howard’s sac-fly tied the game at 3. In the 6th Murphy singled, Cuddyer walked and then Flores clubbed his team leading 7th homer on the year to ice the game for the Mets. Colon who turned 42 years old yesterday earned 7th win on the year, tying him for the league lead going 6 innings allowing 6 hits 3 runs (all earned) he walked an uncharacteristic 2 batters and struck out 6. His record is now 7-3. Elvis Araujo gets the loss falling to 1-1. Alex Torres, Hansel Robles scorelessly navigated the 7th and 8th out of the pen. Jeurys Familia pitched the 9th for his elusive 14th save. Murphy and Granderson led an 8 hit attack with 2 hits apiece. With the win the Mets improve to 25-21 on the year and continue to thrive at home with a 18-6 mark. Tuesday night it’s game two of the set. Jacob deGrom (5-4 2.75) goes for the Mets, Jerome Williams (3-4 5.44) goes for Philadelphia.