Result: The Mets won, 4-3, in 11 innings over the Phillies – the third straight extra inning game between the two teams – on a Lucas Duda two-run home run in the top of 11th in Philadelphia.
Need to Know: Duda supplied some much-needed power with a long home run to center field at Citizens Bank Park scoring Travis d’Arnaud to break a 2-2 tie off of Philippe Aumont. In the bottom of the 11th, Phillies’ Marlon Byrd homered off Mets’ Jenrry Mejia, but Mejia got Carlos Ruiz and Ryan Howard to pop-up to end the game. The Mets and Phillies played three straight extra inning games with the Phillies winning in 14 on Friday, the Mets in 14 on Saturday and then again in 11. Jon Niese was strong in eight innings of work scattering eight hits and striking out six in the no-decision for the Mets. Duda wasn’t in the starting lineup and came in the game as part of a double-switch in the 10th.
Game Ball: Josh Edgin blew away the Phillies out of the pen in the 10th with three strikeouts to pick up the win. The bullpen in general has been stellar the last two games.
What’s Next: The Mets and Phillies will complete their marathon of a five-game series on Monday at 7:05 p.m. Bartolo Colon goes for the Mets against Roberto Hernandez for the Phillies.