The Phillies salvaged a three game series against their rivals in the extra inning finale.
The game began seemingly where last night's left off: The first batter, Curtis Granderson, immediately doubled to right field. Luckily, the Mets failed to score in the inning. They did, however, manage to get to SP Jeremy Hellickson in a dramatic second inning. Once again, the inning began with a double, this time from Lucas Duda. He was followed by a single from Walker to put runners on the corners.
That’s when Asdrubal Cabrera hit a ball out to the right field wall that initially appeared to be a Home Run. However, the Umpires immediately convened to review it, ultimately ruling it a ground rule double instead, due to fan interference. The Phillies were spared a 3-0 score and settled for a 1-0.
It didn’t last long, though, because a wild pitch from Hellickson immediately added another run to the Phillies’ deficit.
The Phillies responded in the bottom by tying it up with a Home Run by Freddy Galvis to score himself and Carlos Ruiz.
Things settled down and proceeded with little action until the bottom of the 4th inning, when David Lough sacrificed Ryan Howard to score. The Phillies took an honest to god lead over the Mets, their first in the series.
Of course, this would last for all of a few minutes.
Hellickson finally gets pulled in the fifth, but not before giving up back-to-back home runs to Yoenis Cespedes and Lucas Duda, followed by Neil Walker’s third of four hits on the evening. The Mets have hit 12 Home Runs in this three game series at Citizens Bank Park.
Peter Bourjos tied the game at 4 with an RBI single, scoring David Lough.
The game slowed up once again. The Bullpen made sure to keep the Mets off the board with great efforts from Hector Neris, Dalier Hinojosa and Jeanmar Gomez, who combined for 4 hits, no runs, 1 walk and 11 strikeouts.
Freddy Galvis made a fantastic play in the 10th to keep the Mets off the board when he barehanded a ball to first to prevent Wilmer Flores from bringing Travis d’Arnaud home.
The stage was then set for heroics in the 11th when Galvis doubled to right with only one out. A confusing series of events, including the intentional walking of David Lough, the aborted intentional walk of Emmanuel Burriss, and a wild pitch, brought Freddy 90 feet from home. With Peter Bourjos at bat, the game mercifully came to an end after four hours with a ground ball single to third base.
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