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6/1 Game Recap: The Duda Bides as Mets Take Another Extra Inning Game from Phillies, 4-3, in 11

By Sam Maxwell

The Mets beat the Phillies by a score of 4-3 in 11 innings this afternoon in Philly.

Jun 1, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese (49) pitches during the first inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Plenty of lost opportunities once more, but the Mets did scratch across a run in the top of the 4th inning. David Wright opened the frame with a double to center. Eric Campbell then singled in the infield with a dribbler to 3rd, and Wright was aggressive, heading to 3rd as well. Chris Young then sent a fly ball into foul territory down the left field line that Reid Brignac made a fantastic play on. Both Campbell and Wright were able to move up, Wright scoring the 1st run of the game and Soup moving to 2nd. Though Curtis Granderson walked, Ruben Tejada grounded out 2nd, Travis d’Arnaud was intentionally walked, and Jon Niese grounded out to 2nd for the final out of the frame.

After Marlon Byrd struck out swinging to begin the Phillies’ half of the 4th, Carlos Ruiz doubled to left, followed by a Ryan Howard homer to give them a 2-1 lead.

In the top of the 6th, Campbell led off with a double down the right field line. Chris Young then grounded out to short, but Jimmy Rollins threw it away and everyone was safe. Grandy then flied out to right, scoring Campbell to tie the game at 2.

Lagares opened the 7th reaching on a fielding error by Brignac at 3rd. The poor defense continued, as Daniel Murphy looked to have grounded into a double play, but J-Roll fielded the ball at 2nd off the bag and threw to 1st for the out, rendering Lagares safe at 2nd. They then walked David Wright to go after Campbell, who unfortunately struck out for the 2nd of the inning. And Chris Young struck out looking.

Jon Niese was fantastic today, giving up only 2 runs on 8 hits and 1 walk in 8 innings, striking out 6. He went toe to toe with Cole Hamels, who great over 7 innings, giving up 2 runs (1 earned) on 6 hits and 4 walks, striking out 8.

The ballgame trudged on, and of course, as we have grown accustomed to these days, it went into extra innings. This time, however, it did not get past the 11th. Grandy struck out swinging to begin the inning, followed by Tejada flying out to right. Travis d’Arnaud walked, however, followed by Lucas Duda‘s 1st AB of the day after being double-switched in in the top of the 10th. He first took a curveball for a ball. The next pitch was a fastball, and he turned on it for a home run to the stands in center field, giving the Mets a 4-2 lead.

Now, it was time for Jenrry Mejia to close it out. After j-Roll lined out to Chris Young in center, Marlon Byrd got the Phillies to within 1 on a pull-home-run down the right field line. Carlos Ruiz, however, popped up to The Duda at 1st before Ryan Howard grounded to Lucas to end the ballgame.

Up Next:

The Mets conclude their 5-game series with the Phillies tomorrow at 7:05pm. RHP Bartolo Colon (4-5, 4.70ERA) takes on RHP Roberto Hernandez (2-2, 3.76ERA).