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Game Recap: Mets clobber Phillies 7-1 in series opener

By Danny Abriano

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.

Jul 28, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher

Bartolo Colon

(40) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Game Recap:

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.

With Bartolo Colon tossing a gem, the Mets extended their lead to 7-0, when Travis d’Arnaud crushed a three-run home run to left field in the bottom of the fifth.

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.
  • Juan Lagares, who had been in an 0-for-17 slump, delivered a two-run double in the first.

Next Up:

The Mets continue their three-game series with the Phillies on Tuesday at Citi Field. Dillon Gee gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Cole Hamels for Philadelphia.