May 26, 2015: Mets Defeat Phillies in 10
|Date: May 26, 2015|
|Mets starter: Jacob deGrom|
|Winning pitcher: Jeurys Familia|
|Key player(s): Jacob deGrom, Jeurys Familia, Wilmer Flores|
|Key play: Flores's sacrifice fly and single|
The Mets faced the Phillies on a Tuesday night at Citi Field. The teams played the second of three games in a series. After squandering a three-run lead, the Mets rebounded and came away with a 5-4 win over Philadelphia in 10 innings.
Mets' starter Jacob deGrom hurled a scoreless top of the first. The Phils' Jerome Williams surrendered just a walk to Juan Lagares in the bottom half and deGrom struck out the side in order in the top of the second. Williams retired all three batters bottom of the inning and Jacob recorded two more strikeouts in a perfect top of the third. Kevin Plawecki singled to lead off the bottom half. DeGrom hit a force play ground ball to second baseman Chase Utley and a walk to Curtis Granderson followed. Lagares grounded to third baseman Maikel Franco for a force play and advanced to third on Lucas Duda's single that drove home Granderson. Daniel Murphy drew a walk to load the bases and Michael Cuddyer singled to plate Lagares and Duda for a 3-0 Mets lead. Williams then got Wilmer Flores on a line drive to Utley for the inning's third out.
DeGrom and Williams each pitched two-hit scoreless ball from the fourth inning to the sixth. Jacob set down the side 1-2-3 in the top of the seventh and Philadelphia reliever Luis Garcia yielded only a single to Granderson in the bottom half. Carlos Ruiz and pinch-hitter Cesar Hernandez got consecutive singles against deGrom with one out in the top of the eighth. Against the Mets' Hansel Robles, Ben Revere tripled to bring home Ruiz and Hernandez. Freddy Galvis hit a single to score Revere and tie the game at 3-3. Utley singled against New York's Alex Torres to send Galvis to third base and Ryan Howard was called out on strikes. Franco followed with a single against Mets' reliever Carlos Torres to plate Galvis for a 4-3 Phillies lead. Grady Sizemore then grounded back to Carlos Torres to close out the inning.
Duda drew a walk against Phils' reliever Ken Giles to lead off the bottom of the eighth. Murphy hit a double and Cuddyer was struck out. Flores connected for a sacrifice fly to score Duda, tying the game at 4-4. Giles retired pinch-hitter Darrell Ceciliani on a grounder to Franco that finished off the inning and the Mets' Jeurys Familia pitched a scoreless top of the ninth. Philadelphia's Jeanmar Gomez then set down the side 1-2-3 in the bottom half to send the game onward.
Familia surrendered only a walk to Utley in the top of the 10th. Lagares got a single against Gomez to open the bottom of the inning. Duda drew a walk against Phillies' reliever Elvis Araujo, who followed up by getting Murphy to hit a double play ground ball to Utley. Cuddyer walked and went to second base on defensive indifference. Flores came through with a single that scored Lagares from third and ended the game. The Mets had emerged with an extra-inning victory.