New York Mets swept the Philadelphia Phillies and extend winning streak to seven games in a row. They won 9-5 with Daniel Murphy’s offense and defense leading the way.
The Mets came in as one of the hottest teams in the league besides the Toronto Blue Jays. They were down by five against the Phillies and came back in the 13th inning. Relief pitcher Carlos Torres started the inning out with a single to center and right fielder Curtis Granderson did the same. Then Murphy hits a double and both runners scored.
‘(Murphy) can stinkin’ hit, flat hit,” Mets manager Terry Collins said according to Yahoo Sports. ”When he’s swinging good, we’re dangerous.”
They also scored two more runs due to errors from relief pitcher Hector Neris to secure a victory. Other batters Yoenis Cespedes, Kelly Johnson and Travis d’Arnaud homered in the game. This sweep still put’s them with a six and a half game lead over the Washington Nationals.
Mets open tonight at home against the Boston Red Sox in a three game series. Starting pitcher Matt Harvey get the starts and is 4-0 with a 1.11 ERA at Citi Field.