Recap: Mets 5 – Phillies 4 (14 innings)

Result: The Mets turned the tables on the Phillies on Saturday with a 5-4 win 14 innings in Philadelphia.



Need to know: David Wright’s RBI single in the 14th scoring Ruben Tejada was the difference for the Mets in Philadelphia.  The Mets led 4-0 on Jacob deGrom’s pitching, but squandered the lead late. The Phillies scored three in the seventh, chasing deGrom, then tied the game in the ninth on a Dominic Brown single off Jeurys Familia.  The Mets rallied in the 14th off Phillies’ reliever Antonio Bastardo with Mets’  Tejada leading off with a walk. He came around to score on Wright’s single. In the bottom of the 14th, Carlos Torres got out of a 1st and 2nd and no outs jam, eventually striking out Chase Utley to secure the save. Buddy Carlyle, just added to the team earlier on Saturday, pitched three scoreless innings and gave up only two hits for his first win of the season. Tejada had three hits and drove in two runs for the Mets.


Game ball: Carlyle is a journey-man reliever who came off the plane to pitch three high-stress scoreless innings in relief giving up only two hits for the win. Honorable mention to deGrom, who struck out 11 and was impressive in a no-decision.


Links: AP Recap | Box Score


What’s next: The Mets and Phillies continue their five-game series on Sunday at 1:35 p.m.




167 comments
suzyq
suzyq

I NEVER thought we were going to win that game yesterday.  First Familia started out shaky, then settled down.  Then Torres did the same thing.  Carlisle did a really good job and it was a relief to win after watching all those innings and not losing 2 extra inning games in a row.  I would get on Granderson before I get on Tejada.   Since Wilmer Flores came up and Tejada saw he was losing his job (but then Flores went on the DL) Tejada has really stepped it up.  He has made some nicedouble plays and outs and contributes offensively once in a while.  He's still not the greatest shortstop ever and I wish we had signed someone but it could be alot worse.  Granderson has too big a contract so I guess we're not losing his ass anytime soon.  So far everyone Sandy signed....Lannan, Farnsworth, Valverde, Chris Young and Colon has been a dud but Granderson will go down as his biggests mistake if he doesn't turn it around fast  (ugh...4 years!).  Colon's last 2 starts were really good so I hope he's settling in and can continue.

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Has anyone commented on the fact that Daniel Murphy may very well be the worst base-runner in MLB? Sure, the guy has passion and guts to spare but his baseball IQ hovers somewhere around the imbecile level.Hate to pile-on here but the fault also lies with Terry Collins. Team lack of basic fundamentals makes for some excruciating games.

tw22
tw22

Is anyone else troubled by the fact that deGrom was left to pitch to Ryan Howard with two on and two lefties in the pen? Instead of commenting on the finer points of the Grandy/Byrd/Bay debate can we all agree that Terry Collins is losing more games for us with his decision making then he is winning?

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

How big a sack does Carlos TORRES have?? 3 straight "back foot" sliders to the Philthies' best hitter to end the game?  After pitching almost 3 innings the night before?? Wow.  I was screaming pitch around him and go after Howard.  Glad to be wrong....

Mushroombarleysoup
Mushroombarleysoup

Curtis Granderson is class A+++ act! and I hope he makes up for this terrible start. However,....I never wanted him to begin with. I just knew he would likely struggle in this ballpark when he had such a nice short porch in Yankee stadium. Byrd would have been an answer IF they used the balance on a true SS or 1B major leaguer,...no surprises here. You need to turn it around Grandy, or forgive me, but you WILL start to hear chants of Curtis Blows,...

fakefans
fakefans

So, lets do a quick summary of the comments below:

1)bash Alderson for a move he hasnt even made, yet fail to acknowledge the move he did that helped us win;

2)despite bashing Tejada all season long, barely mention his huge game. And when he does get mentioned complain that his HR will cause him to suck going forward(completely ignoring his post-HR ABs);

3)actually pretend that fans would have been happy signing Marlon Byrd and skipping Granderson despite all the complaints about low payroll.

And this is after a WIN! If you want to know why real fans hate you aholes this is why. Quit your gddamned whining already. Just shutup and watch, or if you cant enjoy it, then dont.

snarkerttack
snarkerttack

While he came through for us last night, where o where is the old David Wright? (rhyme!)  The days of 30+ homers is over thanks to the death of Shea Stadium and a supporting cast in the lineup.  Those were the days. 

nyinchi
nyinchi

"Honroable mention to deGrom, who struck out 11"...  lol.

Chris Romandetti
Chris Romandetti

The most impressive thing to me about Degrom so far is his command. Unlike many young pitchers, he actually seems to have a good idea of where the ball is going most of the time.

Not4Nutten
Not4Nutten

Was that David Wright getting a hit after the 7th inning? Cant be hes our HOF Inning Ender!!!

Not4Nutten
Not4Nutten

CY is horrible, DM is sleeping on second base, and TC looks Confused! Let's Go Mets!

Haig Mathosian
Haig Mathosian

Granderson stinks.....he makes Bay look like an all-star

dickeydeep
dickeydeep

Just When Ruben Tejada is getting into a groove the WORST possible thing happens:  He Hits a Home-Run!


Seriously, after his great season in 2012 someone in management decided he needed to bulk up and drive the ball more and suddenly he's getting under the ball and flying out every at bat for a year and a half and his fielding goes to pot.

Tejada needs to stick to what he did well in 2011-12, take long at bats, use his eye to work out walks and slap singles through the hole with short stroke bat control.

I've always thought he should bat 2nd, moving Murph 3rd - by the time David comes to bat, he'd have seen 25+ pitches and know what the starter has on a given day.

suzyq
suzyq

Granderson has been a HUGE disappointment.  I think you're right....I would have much rather had Byrd in the outfield and his bat than Granderson.  He's getting 15 mil a year...that's 2-1/2 mil a month.  We just paid him 5 mil for 2 months to do nothing.   Not only can't he hit at Citi Field but he can't hit anywhere else either.   He and Wright are back to back in the lineup.  It's annoying when it's their turn because most of the time they both do nothing.  Could not believe Wright came through in the 14th inning today and actually brought Tejada home.  It was nothing short of a miracle.

hrvwlzthor
hrvwlzthor

This is what frustrates me about Mets fans. Last night when Sandy made the Carlyle move all these Mets fans were tweeting about how idiotic of a move it was being ignorant of what kind of season the guy is having in the PCL which is a hitters league and he has a 1.27 ERA.

Well that idiotic move probably won us the game on Sat. where the guy went three scoreless.

John Plain
John Plain

I say it all the time. Yea, he's horrible.

Starz31
Starz31

@Kenneth Meltsner It's a mixed bag. Sometimes, he can make a smart heads-up play stealing 2nd base when no ones looking (did it against Tanaka), or even steal 3rd in certain spots. But I think this lends a dangerous mind-set, thinking he can always out smart the other team when often, he simply just out-smarts himself. 

Vincent Santiago
Vincent Santiago

@tw22 With all due respect DeGrom is showing that on his worst day he is better than both of those lefties on their best day.  ALSO how can you fault a manager with trying to get 7 full innings from a young stud who has an ERA below 2?  

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

@tw22 I think you make a good point. Sure, hindsight is 20/20 but this is a case where perhaps discretion would be the better part of valor. The guy was clearly gassed.

Starz31
Starz31

@Steven Matregrano Two years. That should end the discussion right there. Maybe you could argue for one year, but two years is simply foolish. CY is a better investment for that one year.

That said, the real argument should be about Nelson Cruz or Abreu (the young one). 

Starz31
Starz31

@Mushroombarleysoup It should not be a Curtis vs. Byrd argument. Byrd for two years is not what this team needs. I'm not a huge fan of Granderson (like the person, good teammate and all), but he's always been a boom or bust hitter, high Ks and low average. He was perfectly suited for Yankee stadium. 

The real argument should be about passing on Nelson Cruz or Jose Abreu. Not Marlon Byrd. 

cleonsvan
cleonsvan

@Mushroombarleysoup  In his defense, he hit the ball hard all day. But, I thought it was a bad signing and the Mets were crazy for not signing Byrd instead.

snarkerttack
snarkerttack

@fakefans If I may be so bold:  it's suckers like you that Alderson is counting on to bring in the revenue which will bring in the big bats next year.  So, I suppose I should thank you.  Regards to shakeshack!

cleonsvan
cleonsvan

@fakefans  This is a message board where diverse opinions are embraced. If you have a problem with that, maybe it is you who should be censored.

cleonsvan
cleonsvan

@scrubs  Wright had no choice but to come through in a spot against a tired lefty. Anything less would have just cemented his legacy of a clutch-less ballplayer who stats are nice with little to show for it.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@Haig Mathosian  Here's the stat comparisons of their 1st 2 months with the Mets:


Bay .286 BA .374 OBP .438 SLG 3 HR 4 3B 12 2B 23 RBI 33 R 7 SB 52 K


Grandy .198 BA .317 OBP .348 SLG 6 HR 1 3B 8 2B 23 RBI 24 R 2 SB 59 K

Vincent Santiago
Vincent Santiago

@dickeydeep he hit a home run and then lined a ball his next at bat what the hell do you want from the guy? He had a good night and you are acting like he suffocated a child.

cleonsvan
cleonsvan

@nagel100  I googled him and could not find any report that confirms he throws over 100 mph. I think that "word" is a bit fantasy. Just sayin'.

Mushroombarleysoup
Mushroombarleysoup

AND he his features look like a young Doc Gooden. Let's relive those '80s Mets gentleman. THATS a long time coming!

Starz31
Starz31

@Richard Alicea Byrd is not the one you should be comparing Grandy too. Byrd should never have been signed for two seasons. Nelson Cruz, or Jose Abreu, on the other hand, now you have a reasonable argument. 

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

@Richard Alicea  Well...yeah Byrd has-performed Grandy for 2 months....but there is 0.0% chance he's more valuable over the next 3 and a half seasons.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@Richard Alicea  The league is littered with much better ways Sandy could've spent the same money to considerably less and achieved much better results

cleonsvan
cleonsvan

@hrvwlzthor  These small in-house moves by Sandy is not what people are complaining about. It's the big-dollar failures like Francisco, the other dopey pitcher from last year (from the Brewers who couldn't throw 85mph), ChrisYoung and Granderson.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@hrvwlzthor  Yeah and now they can complain how idiotic Sandy is when he most likely dumps Carlyle to make the Eveland move tomorrow and most likely loses him to another team off today's performance

Starz31
Starz31

@snarkerttack @fakefans "Suckers"? 

If people want to go to the games that doesn't make them suckers. I live in Boston, but if I was able to I'd like to go to a few games a season simply because I love the Mets and I love live baseball. It shouldn't be about boycotting. The team doesn't care about that. 

wallbanger
wallbanger

@cleonsvan Diverse views are always welcome, but some only spew negativity. Posting that he hopes Byrd hits a walk-off HR to beat us or blasting a player every time he hits into an out is not necessary. We are all frustrated by this team . When every post by some only stoke the negative fire, that's not diversity, it's just negative. I don't believe that SA is a great evaluator of talent, but I'm a Mets fan and, good or bad, I'm sticking with my team. My Dad used to tell me that NY fans arethe most knowledgeable in baseball. Most of them must not be posting here.

vimets
vimets

@fakefans They're just Yankees fans pretending to be Mets fans.

stemog
stemog

@cleonsvan @snarkerttack I'm not a big David Wright fan, but 41 hits in May isn't too shabby. I know many weren't clutch, but it was second in the majors to Puig.

Starz31
Starz31

@Brian Webster In reality, it's two totally different months for Granderson. He's looked much better in May. Probably has a lot to do with missing most of last season and adjusting to a new league of pitchers and horrible ballpark. 

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@nagel100 HEY!!!  I gotta start paying attention to this kid....my MOTHER was born on that tiny little island.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@BringBackDaveTelghe @Richard Alicea  They wouldn't have needed Byrd to be more valuable over 4yrs. Byrd only signed for 2yrs and at half the salary per season as Grandy. If Byrd could just come close to Grandy's production over the next 2yrs at half the price with around $7M per left over to invest elsewhere he'd have been well worth it. And thus far he's even been better than Grandy. Then they'd have had that $15M to invest in someone else to replace what should be an even worse Grandy in yrs 3 and 4

hrvwlzthor
hrvwlzthor

That's what I'm talking about, I don't care if Carlyle ever pitches for the Mets the rest of the season, he's not part of the future anyway. My point is that it was the perfect move to make for the Sat. game and the Eveland move is the perfect move for the Sun. game. My frustration is that these ignorant people don't know the inner workings of a baseball season and the moves that a team has to make, they hear names like Carlyle and Eveland and they start bashing the FO without knowing anything about the players or how important these types of moves are considering that the Carlyle move saved the Mets asses on Sat.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@Richard Alicea @hrvwlzthor  I think that 1 game will be it for Carlyle on the Mets at least for this season. If Sandy dumps him to make the Eveland move tomorrow I'd be pretty confident another team will pick him up off that performance. Hell Farnsworth got another job immediately after the Mets cut him loose

spelletrader
spelletrader

Don't be silly, someone with options will be swapped out. Edgin most likely.

Doubleday
Doubleday

@Brian Webster @hrvwlzthor Short-handed in the pen.  SIGH.  Gone are the days when guys liike Denny McLean started BOTH games of a doubleheader.  My dad once saw Don Newcombe start and win the first game of a doubleheader at the Polo Grounds, then got a win or a save in the night cap, in relief.  Now?  2 innings and they're down for 2 days.  Ridiculous.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@hrvwlzthor  Just because he's not a part of the future doesn't make him worthless this season for the organization. There are plenty of guys on this team that aren't a part of the future some that are performing well and others that aren't. To me calling up a dude who was killing it in AAA in a hitter's haven for 1 game where he saves your ass pitching really well just to cut him the next day and lose him to another team screams poor roster management. There has to be another move they can make instead even if just short term. Either Carlyle will continue to pitch well and you'll be glad you kept him or he'll eventually get smacked around and you can dump him then when you may be able to restash him down in AAA.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@jenkins It's not just 3 innings vs Phi he's been terrific in AAA this season and in a hitter's haven. Kyle Farnsworth was immediately picked up by another team when the Mets dumped him. Teams are desperate for bullpen around baseball. If Farnsworth got scooped up Carlyle definitely should be. C'mon now.

jenkins
jenkins

@Brian Webster if they want a 36-year-old pitcher who is a journeyman-they can have him. He's thrilled the Mets signed him.