September 21, 2013: Mets Beat Phils in Rain-Shortened Game

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Date: September 21, 2013
Mets starter: Dillon Gee
Mets: 5
Phillies: 4
Winning pitcher: Dillon Gee
Key player(s): David Wright, Daniel Murphy, Juan Lagares
Key play: Wright’s and Murphy’s homers, Lagares’s triple

The Mets faced the Phillies on a Saturday night in Philadelphia. The teams played a game that was cut short by rain in the top of the seventh inning. With four runs in the sixth, the Mets came away with a 5-4 win over the Phils.

After a scoreless first, Phillies’ starter Tyler Cloyd retired the side in order in the top of the second. Domonic Brown hit a single against the Mets’ Dillon Gee with one out in the bottom half. Darin Ruf singled to advance Brown to third base and Cody Asche lined out to center fielder Juan Lagares. On the play, Lagares made a throw to the plate and catcher Travis d'Arnaud put the tag on an incoming Brown. However, umpire Mark Ripperger called Brown safe and the Phils had a 1-0 lead. Gee then struck out John Mayberry to end the inning.

Cloyd gave up just a single to Omar Quintanilla in the top of the third. Gee hurled a scoreless bottom half and David Wright homered with one out in the top of the fourth to tie the game. Lucas Duda drew a walk and Lagares hit a force play ground ball to shortstop Jimmie Rollins. Matt den Dekker took a called third strike to close out the inning and Gee set down all three Philadelphia batters in the bottom half. Cloyd yielded only a single to d’Arnaud in the top of the fifth. Gee then limited the Phillies to a single by Ruf in the bottom of the inning.

Leading off the top of the sixth, Daniel Murphy hit a home run against Cloyd to give the Mets a 2-1 lead. Wright singled and Duda was hit by a pitch. Lagares followed with a triple to drive home both Wright and Duda. Phils’ reliever Ethan Martin recorded a strikeout of den Dekker. D’Arnaud hit a double to plate Lagares and extend the New York lead to 5-1. Quintanilla drew a walk and an ensuing balk put Mets runners on second and third base. Martin then fanned both Gee and Eric Young to close out the inning.

Cesar Hernandez doubled to lead off the bottom of the sixth. Rollins hit a double to score Hernandez and moved to third base on a double by Chase Utley. Carlos Ruiz grounded out to third baseman Wright to bring home Rollins and send Utley to third. With Brown at bat, Utley scored on a wild pitch for the Phillies’ fourth run of the game. Brown was retired on a pop-up to second baseman Murphy. Gee then got Ruf to pop out to first baseman Duda and finish off the inning.

Wright drew a one-out walk against Philadelphia reliever Joe Savery in the top of the seventh. The game was then delayed by a storm and eventually discontinued. The Mets had a rain-shortened victory.