Posted by Craig Mitchell at 9:56 PM
Tuesday night in Philadelphia Darin Ruf hit a 3 run first inning homer off Bartolo Colon, the Phillies go on to beat the Mets 4-3. Ruf was just the third batter of the game for the Phils. With one out Odubel Herrera and Aaron Altherr singled. That brought up Ruf who hit his 11th homer to center field to make it 3-0. In the top of the 4th Lucas Duda continued his torrid streak hitting his own bomb to center field, his 26th on the year and it was 3-1. The Phillies made it 4-1 in the 7th on an RBI single by Altherr. Duda struck again in the top of the 9th hitting a 2 run homer, his 2nd of the game and 27th on the year to make it 4-3. For Duda, his 7th multiple homer game of 2015. Those 7 games tie a club record set by Dave Kingman. Colon pitched 5 innings allowing 8 hits; the 3 runs (earned) walking none and striking out 3. He takes the loss falling to 14-13. Jonathon Niese made his first relief appearance of the year and allowed a run on 3 hits in an 1 2/3 innings. David Buchanan was the starter for Philadelphia, he exited after 4 2/3 allowing the 1 run on 6 hits. Adam Loewen got the win for Philly, he's 1-0. Duda went 3 for 5 on the day with the 2 dingers and 3 RBI to lead the Mets. Herrera went 4 for 4 for the Phillies. Going into the action on Tuesday the Met s had a 2 game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers for home field advantage., that lead is now 1 ½ games pending the outcome of the Dodger, Giants game. With the loss the Mets 11 game winning streak on the road comes to an end. Overall the Mets are 89-68. On the road their mark is 41-38. Wednesday night is the 2nd game of this 3 game set. Logan Verrett (1-1 2.70) goes for the Mets, Alec Asher (0-5 7.52) goes for Philadelphia.