Mark Canha drove in four runs and Carlos Carrasco out-pitched Aaron Nola, leading the Mets to a 4-1 win over the Phillies Wednesday night at Citi Field.

Canha hit a two-run homer in the third inning to put the Mets up by a run and he drove in two more in the fourth with a bases-loaded single. It was the fourth homer of the season for Canha, who now has 16 RBIs in the season. The blast extended the Mets’ streak of homering to 14 straight games.

Carrasco surrendered a home run in the top of the third inning but spent most of his night keeping the Phillies’ hitters off balance. He allowed just 1 R in 6 IP and had a low enough pitch count that he probably could have pitched the seventh, too. But Showalter didn’t want to risk having things fall apart and turned to his bullpen.

Brooks Raley got four outs, including Bryce Harper leading off the eighth inning. Adam Ottavino faced two batters and looked great before yielding to David Robertson for the ninth. It was a little tougher sledding for Robertson, as two runners reached base. But one was on a deflected ball and the other was a HBP on an 0-2 count. Robertson got the final out without any more drama and earned his 10th save of the season.

The Mets go for the sweep Thursday afternoon with a 1:10 start. Max Scherzer looks to build on his strong pitching his last three outings

4 comments on “Gut Reaction: Mets 4, Phillies 1 (5/31/23)

  • BoomBoom

    Feels great to own the Phillies this much. 16-4 over the last 20, 7 series victories in a row. Gotta feel good about the sweep with Max on the mound (hoping it’s the good version). Nimmo does not seem to hit well at Citi this year – a beast on the road though. 15-0 when a starter goes 6+. 121 wins in a row when leading after 8.

  • Metsense

    Gut Reaction: pitching, pitching, pitching, that is where it all starts. Canha came through tonight. Escobar came through the other night with a hit and an insurance RBI. Pham.had a 4 RBI game the other day. Alvarez had a memorable May. It isn’t just the core players that are coming through. It is a team effort.

  • NYM6986

    Nice win. Happy Canha had a good game as I would have been happy for him to sit, McNeil to play LF and Escobar play second. Love being wrong when we win. Even Vogelbach walked twice and factored in the scoring. Kudos to Cookie. If we can rely on something like that going forward we will make up that 4 game deficit to the Braves in no time. Series win! Sweep???? Still would like to see Mauricio up.

  • deegrove84

    Good to see Met pitching win a game for the team and even better to see Mark Canha being a contributor. Ultimately when the Mets finally wake up and promote Mauricio I expect both Canha and Escobar to be part of the team and it’s good to see them performing better.

    I would love to see the Mets make today’s game be a statement win with big offense and strong pitching.

    I’ll be on chat for 1:10 start. Looking forward to it.

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