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Bartolo Colon stellar, Matt den Dekker shines on defense as Mets bash Phillies 11-2

By Danny Abriano

In the final game of their marathon five-game set, the Mets crushed the Phillies 11-2. The Mets took four out of five games in Philadelphia.

Game Recap:

The Mets opened the scoring in the second, taking a 1-0 lead when Bobby Abreu and Lucas Duda roped back to back doubles.

Jun 2, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher

Bartolo Colon

(40) pitches during the first inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

In the sixth, the Mets added on. With runners on the corners and no one out, David Wright laced a two-run double off the center field fence to increase New York’s lead to 3-0. Later in the frame, Wilmer Flores stroked a two-run double of his own down the right field line as the Mets went up 5-0.

Bartolo Colon faced a second and third, none out situation in the bottom of the sixth, but escaped after only allowing a run that cut the Mets lead to 5-1.

In the bottom of the eighth, the Phillies scored a run on a wild pitch to cut draw within 5-2.

The Mets exploded for six runs in the ninth. The big blow was a grand slam off the bat of Wilmer Flores that made it 11-2 and closed out the scoring.


  • Bartolo Colon got the start and was tremendous. In seven innings pitched, he allowed two runs on six hits, walked three and struck out five. He lowered his ERA to 4.52.
  • Matt den Dekker was a standout defensively in center field, leaping high over the center field fence to take away a home run in the second and gunning a runner down at the plate in the third.
  • Wilmer Flores had a huge night, driving in six with a two-run double and a grand slam.

Next Up:

The Mets open a three-game series in Chicago against the Cubs on Tuesday at 8:05 PM. Zack Wheeler gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Jake Arrieta for the Cubs.