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Game Recap: Gee and Recker propel Mets past Phils, 6-5

By Rich Sparago

The Mets took the field today against the Phillies for the last game of a three-game series. The teams had split the first two games. The Mets were also looking to defeat Philadelphia for the 13th time this season, which would tie the team record for most wins in a single season against the Phillies.

Aug 11, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets catcher

Anthony Recker

(20) hits a 3-run home run in the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Dillon Gee took the mound for New York, looking for just his second win since returning from the DL in July. He was opposed by AJ Burnett, who began the day with a 7-14 record. Gee was strong today, pitching 6 innings, allowing 3 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 7. Anthony Recker provided the key blow offensively, the Mets stole 4 bases on the day, and went on to win the game 6-5.

Game Recap:

  • The Phillies grabbed an early 1-0 lead on a Ryan Howard double that drove in Jimmy Rollins in the 4th.
  • The Mets took the lead in the 5th, when Matt den Dekker doubled in Juan Lagares, who had singled and stolen second to get into scoring position. David Wright put the Mets ahead 2-1 when he singled in den Dekker.
  • Ryan Howard tied the game in the 6th with a solo home run.
  • Anthony Recker hit a 3-run home run in the bottom of the 6th, to give the Mets a 5-2 lead.
  • After the Phillies made it 5-3 in the 8th (Domonic Brown home run), the Mets added a run in their half when Dilson Herrera drove in Kirk Nieuwenhuis with a single. It was Herrera’s first career RBI.
  • Jeurys Familia pitched the 8th for the Mets, allowing the home run to Brown.
  • Jenrry Mejia walked a tightrope in the 9th, but notched the save. He surrendered 1 run on a RBI by Grady Sizemore. That came after the Mets had turned a nice double play when Ryan Howard ripped a low liner to Herrera with runners on first and second and no one out.
  • As noted above, the Mets stole 4 bases today (Flores, Nieuwenhuis (2), Lagares).

Up Next:

The Mets open September with a Labor Day matinée in Miami. Zack Wheeler will take on the Marlins’ Henderson Alvarez.