The Mets offense erupted for the first time in nearly two weeks as they clobbered the Phillies by the score of 7-1 on Monday night at Citi Field.
The Mets jumped on Phillies starter A.J. Burnett right away. After a Daniel Murphy RBI double and run-scoring single from Lucas Duda, Juan Lagares stroked a two-out, two-run double down the right field line to make it 4-0 Mets.
The Phillies scratched a run across against Colon in the eighth, when a Carlos Ruiz RBI single to shallow left field cut the Mets’ lead to 7-1 and close out the scoring.
- Bartolo Colon was tremendous again, taking a shutout into the seventh inning before surrendering a run with two outs in the frame. Overall, he allowed one run on 10 hits in 7.2 innings pitched. He walked one and struck out six, lowering his ERA to 3.88 in the process.
- Travis d’Arnaud went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and two doubles.
- Juan Lagares, who had been in an 0-for-17 slump, delivered a two-run double in the first.