The New York Mets were able to salvage one game of the series with Philadelphia on Sunday.
By virtue of the Atlanta Braves getting a two-run shot from Adam Duvall and a solo blast from Eddie Rosario, both in the seventh inning, to get the best of San Fran and stretch their lead to 2 games.
What About the Phillies?
In this one as well, it was a home run in the seventh inning that made the difference.
Jeff McNeil took Kyle Gibson deep to completes the Mets comeback, 3-2.
The Game..What Did I Miss
Bryce Harper (who else?) scampered home off a double off the bat of JT Realmuto for the early lead.
Harper would connect on a fifth-inning SAC fly that double the lead.
Now, The Bad News
Dominic Smith evened things with one swing of the bat. McNeil and Tomas Nido touched the plate on a Smith double in the bottom of the fifth.
McNeil would provide the difference with a 395-foot blast to right.
How Was the Pitching
in a Joe Girardi rarity, only two Philadelphia pitchers were employed.
Kyle Gibson falls to 4-5 with his 6 2/3 outing which saw 7 hits, the 3 runs with a walk, and 9 k’s.
Cam Bedrosian finished things up.
Next up is a series with the Baltimore Orioles. Philly gets another schedule break as Baltimore is among the bottom dwellers of the MLB.
End of the day…Philadelphia has dug themselves a hole, albeit not a huge one, but, every game has become a “must-win”.