The Mets turned a 1-0 fifth inning deficit into a laugher as they crushed the Phillies by the score of 11-2 on Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field.
The game was scoreless entering the fifth, when the Phillies jumped ahead 1-0 on the strength of a two-out RBI single from Ryan Howard.
After the Mets evened it up, 1-1, in the bottom of the fifth, Daniel Murphy smacked an opposite field three-run homer to put New York on top by the score of 4-1.
With two outs in the inning and no one on, Wheeler was removed and replaced by Dana Eveland, who walked Chase Utley and hit Ryan Howard to create a potential mess. However, Jeurys Familia relieved Eveland and retired Marlon Byrd on one pitch to escape the jam.
In the seventh, the Mets erupted to put the game out of reach.
In the bottom of the eighth, Lucas Duda smoked a two-run homer into the Pepsi Porch to give the Mets an 11-2 lead and close out the scoring.
- Zack Wheeler turned in another very good start, allowing two runs on seven hits in 6.2 innings pitched. He walked two and struck out four while lowering his ERA to 3.60.
- Lucas Duda went 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs scored, and three RBI.
- Daniel Murphy went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBI.
- Juan Lagares and Ruben Tejada each had three hits.
- Travis d’Arnaud roped an RBI double in the seventh.
The Mets are off on Thursday.