Result: The Phillies came within one run in the top of the ninth, but it was not enough. The Mets topped the visiting team, 6-5, to take the series victory on Sunday afternoon in Flushing.
Need to know: The Mets’ bats were alive in Sunday’s series win over the Phillies. Anthony Recker‘s sixth-inning home run sent in three runs to give New York the lead. Matt den Dekker, David Wright and Dilson Herrera also recorded RBI for the home team. Dillon Gee earned the win on the mound, allowing seven hits and three runs over six innings. Ryan Howard led the offense for the Phillies with two RBI, including a solo homer. Grady Sizemore’s ninth-inning single put Philadelphia within one run of New York, but their rally fell short.
Game ball: Recker’s sixth-inning home run helped push the Mets ahead with the 5-2 lead over the Phillies.
Links: Box | Recap
What’s next: The Mets will pack their bags and travel south to Miami for Monday’s game against the Marlins at 1:10 p.m. Zack Wheeler (9-9, 3.44 ERA) is scheduled to start for New York against Miami’s Henderson Alvarez (10-6, 2.75 ERA).
Josh Edgin‘s left elbow is still “pretty sore,” Terry Collins said Sunday, and he will see a doctor this week (MLB, Aug. 31).
Edgin, who hasn’t pitched since Aug. 23, acknowledged he had elbow inflammation last week.
He has a 1.40 ERA and 0.896 WHIP over 25 2/3 innings this season.
The Mets and Phillies play the finale series at Citi Field Saturday night.
The game is scheduled to begin at 1:10 p.m. and is on SNY.
Dillon Gee (5-6, 3.77) starts for the Mets, while A.J. Burnett (7-14, 4.30) pitches for Philadelphia.
|1. Juan Lagares – CF
||1. Ben Revere – CF
|2. Matt den Dekker – RF
||2. Jimmy Rollins – SS
|3. David Wright – 3B
||3. Chase Utley – 2B
|4. Lucas Duda – 1B
||4. Ryan Howard – 1B
|5. Wilmer Flores – SS
||5. Grady Sizemore- RF
|6. Krik Nieuwenhuis – RF
||6. Domonic Brown – LF
|7. Dilson Herrera – 2B
||7. Wil Nieves – C
|8. Anthony Recker – C
||8. Cody Asche – 3B
|9. Dillon Gee – RHP
||9. A.J Burnett – RHP
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Dilson Herrera logs his first Major League hit, a single to left field in the bottom of the seventh inning to load the bases. >>> Watch here.
Curtis Granderson leaps at the warning track for a catch in the top of the fourth inning to take an extra-base hit away from Jimmy Rollins. >>> Watch here
Wilmer Flores knocks an RBI single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning for the Mets’ first run of the game. >>> Watch here.
Bartolo Colon let up six runs in 5.1 innings Saturday night against the Phillies at Citi Field.
Terry Collins said Colon should be cut some slack after twice traveling to the Dominican Republic, first for his mother’s passing and then her funeral.
“That’s some long trips he had in the last 10 days back and forth like that,” Collins said. “Obviously, he was getting way too much plate (Friday night). He’s usually down, down, down and goes up when he wants to. And those balls were pretty much thigh-high.”
Colon is 12-11 with a 4.01 ERA in 26 starts for the Mets this season.
“I feel a little tired, but it didn’t really affect how I performed in the game,” Colon later said.
The Mets (63-73) conclude their three-game series against the Phillies (62-73) at 1:10 pm ET on Sunday at Citi Field.
Dillon Gee (5-6, 3.77 ERA) opposes right-hander A.J. Burnett (7-14, 4.30 ERA) on SNY.
Today is also the last day for players to be traded and still be eligible for a postseason roster.
In case you missed it…
Bartolo Colon allowed six runs in 5.1 innings, Curtis Granderson struck out with the bases loaded to end the seventh inning and the Mets lost to the Phillies, 7-2, on Saturday at Citi Field.
Mets 20-year-old 2B Dilson Herrera got his first major league hit with a single against Jerome Williams in the seventh inning.
Saturday’s minor league recaps…
Mets right-handed pitching prospect Marcos Molina gave up three earned runs in seven strong innings on the mound Saturday night for Brooklyn, striking out 10 with one walk.
It was his third double digit strikeout game in his last four starts. His era is 1.77.
In 12 starts this season, Molina has lasted at least five innings 11 times and given up three earned runs or fewer 11 times.
Read more at SNY’s Mets Minors…
Result: The Mets dropped the second game of their series with Philadelphia after the Phillies’ offense exploded in the middle innings.
Need to Know: In his first start since attending his mother’s funeral, Bartolo Colon cruised through four innings, allowing just one baserunner on a third-inning double. Things unraveled from there, as Marlon Byrd led off the fifth with a home run and Colon allowed singles to six of the first seven batters he faced in the sixth before getting pulled. His final line was 5 1/3 innings, nine hits and six runs allowed. Matt den Dekker had the Mets’ lone hit through six innings and finished 2-for-4, registering his third multi-hit game of August. Dilson Herrera picked up his first Major League hit, a single between shortstop and third base to load the bases in the seventh. Wilmer Flores plated a run shortly thereafter with an RBI single.
Links: Box score
What’s Next: Dillon Gee (5-6, 3.77 ERA) will take the mound for the Mets in Sunday’s rubber match as New York tries to win its first series since a four-game set with the Phillies in early August. Gee will face off against A.J. Burnett (7-14, 4.30 ERA), who is tied for second in MLB with 14 losses.