Despite the best efforts of both squads, tonight's contest actually finished before midnight, with the Mets taking down their longtime nemesis 2-1 in an eleven-inning nail-biter.
The Mets had their opportunities against Cole Hamels, putting runners in scoring position against him in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings, but only managed to plate one run on a Wilmer Flores fielder's choice in the fifth.
For Dillon Gee, tonight's start represented a much sought-after return to form against a team that has historically given him a lot of trouble. While he struggled a bit in the early innings, he settled in nicely by the middle of the game, and had retired thirteen Phillies in a row before allowing his only earned run, which came on a solo homer by Carlos Ruiz.
Neither team put anything together of note until the eleventh when, with the bases loaded against Antonio Bastardo, Lucas Duda drove in Curtis Granderson to put the Mets on top for good.
Jeurys Familia entered the game in place of the unavailable Jenrry Meija, and despite a Ryan Howard single and a walk to Marlon Byrd, managed to notch his second save of the year.
GameThread Roll Call
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