Posted by Craig Mitchell at 3:52 PM
The Mets brought the lumber in this one crushing 4 long balls. In the top of the 1st they took a 1-0 lead off the Phils and starter Sean O’Sullivan when Lucas Duda hit a long solo home run to right, his 7th homer on the year. In the 3rd Duda doubled and was singled home by sizzling Daniel Murphy and it was 2-0. Murphy was brought home when Michael Cuddyer launched a bomb to the 2nd deck in left, his 5th on the year and a 4-0 Met lead.
Syndergaard who was dominate on the mound, then opened eyes in the 4th when he hit a long home run just left of center (Syndergaard bats left) and the Mets had a 5-0 lead. In the 5th, Duda continued to mash, hitting his 2nd homer on the day, his 8th on the year for a 6-0 lead. In the sixth the Mets loaded the bases as Daniel Muno walked, Kevin Plawecki was hit by a pitch and Syndergaard notched his 3rd hit on the day, a line single to right. Curtis Granderson’s sac-fly made it 7-0.
On the hill Syndergaard was spotless going 7 1/3 allowing 6 hits while striking out 6. He gets the win improving to 2-2. His ERA drops to 2.55.
At bat, Syndergaard was also spotless going 3 for 3 with the home run. O’Sullivan had a nightmare of a day for the Phils going 5 2/3 allowing 11 hits all 7 runs (earned) walking 1 and striking out 2 while allowing all 4 home runs.
Sean Gilmartin and Erik Goeddel finished up for the Mets. Syndergaard, Murph and Duda each had 3 hits apiece; Cuddyer added 2 as the Mets assembled a 12 hit attack.
With the win the Mets improve to 27-21 on the season and are a stellar 20-6 at home. They pull to 1 game with the Nats in the NL east. If the Nats lose to the Cubs the Mets will trail by a ½ game.
The Mets have a travel day on Thursday, Friday night, its Harvey day as the Mets open a 3 game weekend series in Miami. Matt Harvey (5-2 2.91) goes for the Mets, Dan Haren (4-2 3.09) goes for the fish.