The Mets cruised to an 8-2 victory over their division rival the Phils before a crowd of 37,445 at Citi Field. The first-place Mets improved their record to 31-17. The home-town nine drew first blood in the second when Starling Marte motored into third base on a single to right by Mark Canha, and then scored on a Dom Smith sac fly.
Philadelphia pulled ahead temporarily in the fourth when they loaded the bases against Mets starter Taijuan Walker, and J.T. Realmuto smacked a single to plate two of his mates. The Mets quickly regained the lead in the bottom of the frame when Jeff McNeil smashed a 3-run homer into the second deck in right, driving the ball through a brief downpour.
The Mets added 3 more runs in the fifth to pretty much put the game away. The big blow was a Franciso Lindor triple to left-center that scored 2 runs. Lindor’s shot split the defense, but it looked like a ball that could have been catchable with more agile fielders.
Walker pitched 5 innings to get the win, and the bullpen took care of the rest of the game, allowing no more runs. Colin Holderman pitched 2 innings, with 1 inning each for Adam Ottavino and Seth Lugo. Zach Eflin took the loss for Philadelphia.
Luis Guillorme hit leadoff and had another great game, he was three for three with a walk, raising his BA to .352 and his OBP to .439 as he continues to make a strong case for more playing time. Pete Alonso had a sacrifice fly RBI to increase his league-leading total to 46.
The Mets look to keep rolling against Philadelphia Sunday night with ESPN broadcasting the game