Result: The Mets benefited from a late error in Friday’s 4-1 win over the Phillies at Citi Field and avoided a three-game losing streak.
Need to Know: Jacob deGrom was stellar over seven innings, not allowing a hit until the fifth and holding the Phillies to just an unearned run to push his record over .500 (7-6). Phillies outfielder Grazy Sizemore’s seventh-inning error on a dropped fly ball to left with two outs and the bases loaded allowed two Mets runners to score, while Eric Campbell stole home as the Mets pulled off a double steal later in the inning to extend their lead to 4-1. New York had just four hits on the night, and Travis d’Arnaud hit an RBI single in the fourth inning for their only earned run of the night. Jenrry Mejia picked up his 20th save of the season by shutting the door on Philadelphia in the top of the ninth.
Game Ball: deGrom, who got back to his winning ways after struggling in his return from the disabled list Aug. 23.
What’s Next: With Saturday’s first pitch set for 7:10 p.m., the Mets will turn to Bartolo Colon (12-10, 3.82 ERA), who returns after attending his mother’s funeral this week. Jerome Williams (2-0, 1.77 ERA) will toe the rubber for the Phillies.