The Mets’ offense put up seven runs in the first four innings, allowing a sloppy Noah Syndergaard to post his 11th win of the season, as the Mets downed the Phillies, 10-5, Saturday night at Citi Field.
New York used a combination of big hits and bad Philadelphia defense to score early and often. With the Phillies struggling to score runs, they had Justin Bour at 1B, Carlos Santana at 3B, Rhys Hoskins in LF and Nick Williams in RF. With the bases loaded, Tomas Nido hit a ball to third base that Santana barely moved on and Hoskins didn’t do much better. It ended up a bases-clearing double.
The next inning, Jeff McNeil hit a ball down the first base line that got past Bour and noodle-armed Williams couldn’t get there in time to prevent a triple. Todd Frazier smacked a three-run homer to make it a 6-0 lead.
Next inning, there were two outs and runners on the corners when Jay Bruce hit a pop to left field that should have ended the inning. But Hoskins got a bad jump, the ball fell in and the Mets were up seven.
The Mets’ ninth run came on a sacrifice fly to shallow right where McNeil easily beat the throw by Williams to the plate.
Syndergaard, coming off perhaps his best game as a Met, struggled with his control throughout his 6.2 IP. He allowed 12 hits and 5 walks and saw his night end when he took a line drive off the ribs which drove in the Phillies’ fourth run of the night. That 12 hits – 5 walk combo hadn’t been done by a Mets pitcher since 1962.