Thanks to a stellar eight-inning performance from Bartolo Colon, the New York Mets takeout the Philadelphia Phillies by the final of 3-1.

By Robby Sabo

Bartolo Colon Shines In New York Mets 3-1 Victory Over PhilliesThe only word to describe what the hefty 42-year old did on Monday night was stellar.

Bartolo Colon, going eight-innings while yielding no runs and just just hits proved to be his second fantastic start against the Philadelphia Phillies in just under a week’s time. He also struck out nine batters and obviously picked up the victory, his 12th of the season in the New York Mets 3-1 victory.

A three run fifth-inning from the Mets lineup was all they needed tonight. And all three runs came off home runs. First it was Michael Conforto who hit a solo shot off Philly starter Jerad Eickhoff. Then Curtis Granderson smacked a two-run shot with Colon on base and two outs in the inning.

The last piece of the puzzle turned out to be Jeurys Familia who came in on the ninth and shut the door. This, despite giving up two leadoff singles to begin the shaky inning. This was New York’s 10th straight victory over Philly.

I don’t know what it is about the sight of the Phillies shade of red (aside from the fact they’re terrible), but if the Mets could play them every game, they’d be the best team in baseball.

Both teams will play Game 2 from Citi Field tomorrow night at 7:10 PM ET.

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