The New York Mets (28-29) defeated the Philadelphia Phillies (24-31) in the finale of their five-game series Monday night at Citizens Bank Park by a score of 11-2. With the win, their fourth out of five in the series, the Amazins are back within one game of .500 for the first time since May 6. The Phillies have now lost six of their last ten and have fallen to fifth place in the NL East, 6.5 games back of division leading Atlanta.
- Wilmer Flores was an absolute beast for the Mets on Monday, driving in six of the eleven Met runs, including a grand slam in the top of the ninth to extend the lead to an insurmountable 11-2.
- David Wright also had a big game, going 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. He continues to lead the Mets with 32 RBI on the season.
- Phillies starter Roberto Hernandez (L, 2-3) had a short outing, lasting 5 1/3 innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on five hits and two walks. He also struck out five.
- Bartolo Colon (W, 5-5) put together one of his better starts as a Met, pitching into the eighth inning, finishing with a line of two runs allowed on six hits while walking three over seven innings. He also struck out five and gave the Mets just what they needed, wrapping up a weekend that was extra tough on the bullpen.
- Newly recalled reliever Dana Eveland tossed a scoreless 2/3 of an inning in his Met debut, his first MLB appearance since 2012.
- Ben Revere and Reid Brignac led the Phils with two hits each a piece.
Player of the Game
- Wilmer Flores easily takes PotG honors with his six RBI night, finishing 2-for-5 while bringing his average from .222 to .240 on the season.
What's on Deck
- The Mets now head to the Windy City to kick off a three-game midweek series with the Chicago Cubs Tuesday at 8:05 PM EST. Zack Wheeler (2-5, 4.31) will face Jake Arrieta (1-1, 3.20) in the series opener.
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