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Final Score: Mets 5, Phillies 4-Wheels down

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The Mets’ offense scored both early and late to eke out a win.

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies Kam Nedd-USA TODAY Sports

Everything seemed to be coming up Mets in the first inning but it was just the beginning of a roller coaster ride that somehow ended in a 5-4 victory in Philadelphia.

Old friend Zack Wheeler was on the mound and the Mets tagged him for four runs in the first with the big hits coming from Pete Alonso, Michael Conforto, and J.D. Davis. It was just the start the Mets needed after the disaster from the previous night.

However, despite being gifted a four run lead, Taijuan Walker gave two back in the second and then it was totally gone in the sixth when Alec Bohm hit a two-run shot to tie the game.

From there things got wacky when the umpires blew three calls within the span of two batters. They missed a strike three call to put Andrew McCutchen on, and then both sides of a double play were missed. McCutchen was called out on a phantom out-of-the-baseline call and Matt Joyce was called safe at first but the call was overturned on a replay.

With the Mets being the beneficiaries of the call and the game still tied, Conforto came through in the clutch again with a home run off Hector Neris to put the Mets ahead yet again.

Edwin Diaz easily nailed down the save but even when the Mets win they lose. They lost both Brandon Nimmo and J.D. Davis to injuries, but this was a game they needed to have and found a way to win.

GameThread Roll Call

Nice job by MetsFan4Decades; her effort in the GameThread embiggens us all.

  1. MetsFan4Decades: 131
  2. stickguy: 121
  3. Knurk: 90
  4. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 46
  5. LaRomaBella: 31
  6. AnneInFlushing: 28
  7. navspycav: 20
  8. NateW: 20
  9. Optimist Since 1969: 18
  10. Stengelese: 16