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Final Score: Mets 5, Phillies 4—Gimenez saves the day (and maybe the season)

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On a day when Jacob deGrom only gave the Mets two innings, the offense came through late.

New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The Mets were able to overcome a subpar Jacob deGrom start and a solid Zack Wheeler outing to come away with an unlikely 5-4 victory in Philadelphia tonight. The win keeps the team’s playoff hopes alive, even if they are realistically on life support at the moment.

deGrom did not have it in this game and lasted just two innings before being removed with right hamstring spasms. In that fateful second inning, he allowed three earned runs, which broke his streak of 13 consecutive starts allowing two earned runs or fewer. Michael Wacha entered in long relief and, despite serving up a solo homer to Jean Segura in the third, turned in a much-needed solid four innings to keep the Mets close.

The Mets chipped away all night, scoring a run in the fourth on a J.D. Davis double and two ground outs, and then two more in the sixth on a Davis two-run homer. The designated hitter then tied things up with another double in the eighth which brought Michael Conforto home with the tying run. The Mets went ahead for good in the ninth against Hector Neris on an Andres Gimenez one-out single to bring in Amed Rosario with the winning run.

Edwin Diaz worked around a two-out single and struck out the side for the second straight night to earn the save.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

Nice job by stickguy; his effort in the GameThread embiggens us all.

  1. stickguy: 130
  2. MetsFan4Decades: 129
  3. Kepler: 106
  4. David G: 39
  5. AnneInFlushing: 28
  6. feslenraster: 26
  7. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 22
  8. doctor prancer: 19
  9. deegie: 15
  10. Metslandia: 15