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Game Recap: Mets annihilate Phillies in series finale

By Danny Abriano

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.

Jul 30, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets second baseman

Daniel Murphy

(28) celebrates with teammates

Curtis Granderson

(3) and

Ruben Tejada

(11) after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Game Recap:

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.

The Phillies got a run back in the top of the seventh when Jimmy Rollins hit a solo homer to right field off Zack Wheeler that cut the lead to 4-2.

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.

Lucas Duda, Travis d’Arnaud, Ruben Tejada, and Jeurys Familia all delivered run-scoring hits as the Mets batted around and extended their lead to 9-2.

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.

Next Up:

The Mets are off on Thursday.

They open a four-game series with the Giants on Friday night at Citi Field. Jon Niese gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Ryan Vogelsong for San Francisco.