Jon Niese pitched a gem during a rainy night at Citizen Bank Park to help the Mets (15-11) defeat the Philadelphia Phillies (13-13) by a score of 6-1 Tuesday evening. >> Read the full recap and box score at SNY.tv.
Need to Know: After waiting through a nearly 90-minute game delay, Niese gave up just one run on four hits, one walk and five strikeouts over seven innings of action. The left-hander also helped himself at the plate as he walked in a run during the fourth inning.
Daniel Murphy went 3-for-5 on the night with a run and an RBI to extend his hitting streak to 10 games.
Niese did not give up a hit until the bottom of the fourth when Marlon Byrd sent a shot deep into left field for the Phillies only run of the night.
Ruben Tejada brought in two runs during the top of the fifth inning after he hit a soft line drive to center.
The Mets are four games over .500 for first time since July 14, 2012.
What’s Next: The Mets will continue their series against the Phillies at Citizen Bank Park on Wednesday when they send Bartolo Colon (2-3, 4.50 ERA) to the mound against Kyle Kendrick (0-2, 3.52 ERA) at 7:05 p.m.