September 30th 2015 -- Phillies 7, Mets 5


Wednesday night at Citizen’s Bank Park, Carlos Torres tossed a wild pitch scoring Freddy Galvis with the go head run in the bottom of the 6th inning. The Phillies beat the Mets in an ugly affair 7-5. This game had everything.  Four hit batters, including Cespedes who was knocked out of the game, but thankfully no broken bones. Seven wild pitches, the ejection of Hansel Robles and Terry Collins in the 6th, just an all-around ugly game.  The Mets jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the top of the first. Curtis Granderson doubled and reached third on a wild pitch. David Wright walked. Daniel Murphy then hit his career high 14th home run to make it 3-0.  Cespedes then walked and reached 2nd on a wild pitch and Michael Conforto hit a 2 run opposite field homer, his 9th on the year and things were looking good.  The Phils got 2 runs back off Met starter Logan Verrett in the bottom of the 3rd on a Darin Ruf 2 run double.  In the 5th Verrett hit Odubel Herrera with a pitch. Aaron Altherr walked. Erik Goeddel came and retired his batter, Jonathon Niese came in and surrendered an RBI single to Cody Asche and it was 5-3 Mets.  In the 6th, it all fell apart for the Mets. With one out Robles was ejected for decking Ruf with a hit tight pitch.  Bobby Parnell came in walked Mike Rupp and Chase d’Arnaud and advanced them to 2nd and 3rd with a wild pitch and then gave up a 2 run single to Freddy Galvais to tie the game at 5. Dario Alvarez came in and retired Herrera. He then hit Altherr with a pitch to make it 1st and 2nd.  Carlos Torres came in and retired the side, but not before he gave the Phillies the lead on a wild pitch that scored Galvis.  In the bottom of the 8th, the Phils brought home an insurance run…when Tyler Clippard tossed yet another wild pitch to score Andres Blanco to make it 7-5. Bobby Parnell takes the loss he’s now 2-4.  Kenny Roberts gets his first ML win he’s 1-0. Ken Giles pitched the 9th for this 15th save. With the loss the Mets fall to 89-69 on the season and they are now 41-39 on the road.  The Mets currently lead the Dodgers by ½ game for the home field advantage in the NLDS, that is pending the outcome of the Dodgers, Giants game. Thursday’s game has been scheduled for 12:05 pm to beat the advancing bad weather.  The Mets starter is TBD, Jerad Eickhoff (2-3 3.07) goes for Philadelphia.


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