The kids are alright. Amed Rosario hit the go ahead home run in the ninth inning and Dominic Smith made his Major League debut tonight at Citizens Bank Park. Rosario’s home run was one of three hits.Smith didn’t disappoint with a base hit on a two-strike curve ball and some smooth play in the field. Meanwhile, the Mets continued their run of dominance over the Phillies with a 7-6 win.
Seth Lugo started the game and had a rough first inning but then settled down for four plus solid innings to keep the Mets in the game. Lugo surrendered five earned runs on eight hits and four walks, to go with eight strikeouts.
The Mets offense again was supplied by the long ball with Michael Conforto getting us on the board in the second with his 25th home run and Yoenis Cespedes smashing a three-run home run that gave us the lead in the third inning. Neil Walker continued his resurgence with two hits and an RBI. The score stood at Mets 6, Phillies 5 entering the bottom of the eighth, but the usually reliable Jerry Blevins coughed up a game-tying solo home run to Cesar Hernandez. The Mets grabbed the lead back in the ninth on Rosario home run and new closer A.J. Ramos slammed the door shut with a 1-2-3 ninth for the win.