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Final Score: Mets 3, Phillies 1 — Back to back stack and jack

Goodness gracious did this feel good

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets dropped the series opener in Philadelphia tonight, 1-0. This team, criticized last season for hitting too many home runs, now can’t seem to score runs in any manner actually won a game! huzzah!

Steven Matz started the game for the Mets, and kept his team in the game, even without his best stuff. Aside from a first inning home run to Odubel Herrera, Matz limited the Phillies to only four hits, though he did walk four over his five innings of work. Without his best breaking ball or fastball, Matz only struck out three.

Jake Arrieta was as advertised, going seven and a third shutout innings, striking out five, giving up five hits and two walks. No Met reached third base against him.

Both bullpens were solid until the ninth inning, when Hector Neris entered for the Phillies. After a Wilmer Flores single, Michael Conforto blasted a two-run home run to right field to put the Mets up. New Mets catcher Devin Mesoraco then blasted a solo shot to left to extend the lead, 3-1. Jeurys Familia closed out the game and gave Mets fans a reason to go to bed happy tonight.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

Nice job by MookieTheCat; their effort in the GameThread embiggens us all.

  1. MookieTheCat: 150
  2. MetsFan4Decades: 117
  3. amazins8669: 89
  4. Jets Mets Devils Nets 16: 58
  5. Catastrophic: 50
  6. AnneInFlushing: 41
  7. Gina: 40
  8. EagleinPA: 34
  9. stickguy: 33
  10. TheDude12: 33