The Phillies used a three-run sixth inning to claim a 4-2 win over the Mets Sunday in a game delayed at the start by rain.
The game marked the return of Jacob deGrom but the Mets hardly got a vintage version of their ace. He needed 45 pitches to escape the first inning and did not return for the second.
Yoenis Cespedes got the Mets on the board first with a solo homer in the top of the sixth. But the Phillies answered back when Nick Williams delivered a two-out, three-run blast in the bottom of the inning.
The Mets answered back in the top of the seventh when Brandon Nimmo delivered a two-out hit and Asdrubal Cabrera drove him home with a double that nearly went out of the park.
But Jeurys Familia gave that run back in the eighth inning, as he allowed a solo homer to Carlos Santana. In the ninth inning, the Mets tried the same formula that worked for them in the seventh, as Nimmo got on base with two outs, this time by a walk. But this time Cabrera’s deep drive to the outfield was caught for the final out of the game.
The top of the order was productive for the Mets, with Nimmo, Cabrera and Cespedes each delivering two hits and Nimmo also providing two walks.