Game recap: Mets 5, Phillies 3

Result: The Mets bounced back from a disappointing loss Sunday to beat the Phillies, 5-3, on Monday afternoon.

New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies

Need to know: Jon Niese got the start, and despite some recent struggles, kept the Phillies quiet for most of the game. Niese pitched seven innings and gave up five hits and two earned runs, with his only blemish being a two-run home run by Darin Ruf in the fourth inning. David Wright got the Mets on the board in the top of the fourth with an RBI single, which scored David Murphy after the second baseman led off the inning with a double. Down by a run in the seventh after Ruf’s long ball, the Mets rallied for four runs, tying the game on an RBI double from recent call-up Matt den Dekker. Later in the frame, Anthony Recker gave the Mets the lead with a three-run homer to left field. Recker’s blast proved to be the difference in the game.

Game ball: Recker, who hit his first home run since July 6 in the 5-3 win.

Links: Box Score

Up next: The Mets open up a three-game series against the Nationals at Citi Field. With Jacob deGrom sidelined, the Mets will turn to right-hander Rafael Montero (0-2, 5.40) as Washington’s Doug Fister (11-3, 2.49) will start for the Nationals.

 




51 comments
bklynlou
bklynlou

Robins Williams found dead in California apparent suicide

bklynlou
bklynlou

Braves. And.  Marlins  we need too loose tonight

Bob Higgins
Bob Higgins

Is David Wright a singles hitter only now ?

Metro Sports Chat
Metro Sports Chat

Can't believe how many fans here on metsblog roll over without a wimper and allow themselves to be had by a Mets organization that cares only about their bottom line. I'm sick & tired of the late season theatrics that are designed to distract from yet another lousy season. If "ya gotta believe" it's NOT in Alderson or the Wilpons!

Doubleday
Doubleday

This is funny because so many of you were complaining that Recker was in there at all, and that TDA got a day off.

Metro Sports Chat
Metro Sports Chat

Today Keith Hernandez & Terry Collins threw Mejia under the bus without mentioning that the Mets knew about the hernia yet allowed Mejia to play. Hernandez the puffed up egotist and company man thinks players like Mejia should roll over and allow themselves to be denigrated and DEVALUED for the sake of a Mets organization that doesn't give two cents about anything but their bottom line. But then nobody could ever accuse Hernandez of not being a bean counter himself.

Chad Michael
Chad Michael

Great win by the Mets.  Neise wasn't great but he fought through which was nice to see.  den Dekker is really impressive since being called up.  He could have had a multi hit game today but got robbed once again.  Still he came through in a big spot to drive in the tying run.  It is only two games but I like what I see from him so far.  


I gotta say that I am impressed with the team's growth this season.  The Mets might not end up with much of an improvement over last years record but some of these young kids are really starting to grow this season which is very encouraging.

semperfi
semperfi

Solid effort from Niese and nice to see denDekker and Flores both involved in scoring some runs today, both make this lineup a lot better. Liked TC bringing in Tejada as defensive late inning replacement, let's not pretend why Flores is getting the starts, it's obviously not his glove, if his AAA numbers can translate to MLB production we will have an above average bat at the big league level but should always have late inning defensive replacement when playing with the lead, denDekker full time everyday shot to prove he can hit, defense is A+

jakepolom
jakepolom

Jon heyman reports that niese and granderson have cleared waivers and can be traded to any team this month.

Also jjgjr41, are you really concerned about mejia and familia because of one rough week? They're they 8th and 9th inning guys next year, that won't change because of a few bad appearances. I bet in a week you'll be praising the two

Tom Gallagher
Tom Gallagher

How well does David Wright hit in Philly? So well that he can plate David Murphy all the way from Cleveland.

Edmahn
Edmahn

"David Murphy" is probably related to Daniel Wright.

jjgjr41
jjgjr41

Is Parnell a possibility next year?  I can't stand watching the Benitez twins put runners on base every 9th inning.  

Michael Jacoutot
Michael Jacoutot

line up with 5+ runs scored in two straight games with no tejada or CY.... just saying

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

Now that we have the Phillies out of the way, it time to swat the Nats on our home field.. Taking 3 games from them should be our Metsies obsession. Lets Go Mets!

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

The least you should know... TC is probably claiming credit for removing Carlyle for Famila who almost gave Utley a HR but saved by fan interference.

mrgee
mrgee

After all the Niese trash talking, nice to see him go out there and get it done. 

tone
tone

As usual Familia or Mejia can never ever have a 1-2-3 inning. It's like watching Benitez all over again.

ponzies86
ponzies86

This lineup with Den Dekker and Flores is much improved just wished the change came right after All-Star break maybe we would be at 60 wins right now

hankypanky
hankypanky

Maybe they are not fans. Maybe they are border-line followers attracted by glitz and the immediate.

jsecurity
jsecurity

Wow. One of my all-time favorites.

anymos
anymos

@Bob Higgins Too early to jump to that conclusion.  Posted over a .900 OPS last season before injury.  Need to see how he comes back next year in good health.  Not buying that his shoulder hasn't affected him.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Shah. Recker is a superior catcher.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Are you complaining that Mejia has a right to keep his injury a secret? Or that TC isn't a mind-reader?

elcondor
elcondor

Granderson to Detroit for Iglesias would help both teams

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

@jjgjr41 . . .Please never mention Benitez again. He always makes me think he was closing for the opposite team. . .  Yikes.

tone
tone

@jjgjr41  Something needs to be done.. because they will not sniff a championship with either two of these guys closing. No way.  This team has not had a lights out closer in god knows how long. And no Franco was not lights out. Even Wagner was not lights out.

tone
tone

@MetsFan1962  At this point Utley can come up to bat blind folded against any of our pitchers and get a hit.

Max Denby
Max Denby

@tone they have both been really good this year.  They are not the problem.

jakepolom
jakepolom

You're an idiot. They were just due for some regression. Both are fine

Michael Vincent DiPaula
Michael Vincent DiPaula

You realize they were a combined 2 for 7, hardly a elite tandem. I do like the youth movement and think its time to see what these kids can do but as of right now they are no better than EYJr or Tejada.

L.a. Henry
L.a. Henry

@anymos @Bob Higgins  I agree. I think he is still hurting. Give him a winter to recover and see what he can do in the spring before a judgment is made

Michael Jacoutot
Michael Jacoutot

@tone @jjgjr41 it's their first year (not even) full year in these roles.  Give it time.   We don't have a lot of options if we want to upgrade the offense. They are decent.  And they will get better. 

tone
tone

@jakepolom Well every game i see them pitch they seem to never have a nice 1-2-3 inning. That is one long ass regression

ponzies86
ponzies86

Dude stop it. Den Dekker and Flores makes this lineup much better. Now only if they were playing for most of the season