Wilson Ramos and Todd Frazier combined for seven of the Mets’ 13 hits as the offense continues to enjoy its trip to Philadelphia, leading the Mets to a 6-3 win over the Phillies Saturday. With the victory the New York pulled to within half a game of Philadelphia in the standings.
Ramos extended his hitting streak to 24 games with an RBI single in the first inning off former battery mate Jason Vargas. The Mets added another run in the third, thanks to an RBI double by Michael Conforto.
Vargas dodged further damage despite near-constant baserunners. But his luck ran out in the fifth inning. Frazier drove home Ramos with an RBI double to make it 3-1 and Joe Panik followed with a two-run double. That was all the Phillies needed to see and Vargas was immediately yanked. The Phillies are now 2-4 in games started by Vargas and he has a 5.18 ERA since the trade.
Frazier and Ramos teamed up one more time in the ninth inning, with Frazier driving in Ramos with a single. Frazier finished with three hits, a run and two RBIs while Ramos had four hits, two runs and an RBI. The production from those two and Conforto made up for a combined 0-13 from Pete Alonso, J.D. Davis and Juan Lagares. With today’s 0-fer, Lagares is batting .135 in his last 11 games. That five-game hot streak of his seems a long time ago.
Steven Matz started and cruised through the fifth inning but ran into serious trouble in the sixth and was removed before recording an out. Four relievers finished up, with Seth Lugo pitching the final two innings for the save.
The Mets go for the sweep tomorrow night in the ESPN game.