It’s finally happened. The Philadelphia Phillies have beaten the New York Mets during the 2015 season. This time though, it was a spanking.
- New York Mets 8 (73-59) – Philadelphia Phillies 14 (53-80)
- Win: Jeanmar Gomez (2-3)
- Loss: Jon Niese (8-10)
By Robby Sabo
All it took was 10 straight victories for the Philadelphia Phillies to finally get angry. To finally rise up and say enough is enough.
As the New York Mets went for their 11th straight win over their NL East division rivals, the team from the City of Brotherly Love decided to finally fight back.
They left Citi Field on Tuesday as the 14-8 victors, their second overall victory against New York during the 2015 season.
— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) September 2, 2015
The player of the game was undoubtedly Phillies slugger Darrin Ruf. The Philadelphia first-baseman finished 3-for-6 with a home run (7) and six RBI.
Most of his damage came off Mets starter Jon Niese who struggled through five innings. He allowed six runs and seven hits as he picked up his 10th loss of the season.
Yoenis Cespedes smacked his 28th home run of the season, edging the Mets to a two run deficit in the fifth-inning, but it was hardly enough.
Philly put up an impressive eight-run sixth-inning which started when Bobby Parnell walked the first two of the inning. Parnell – who pitched tonight for the first time since going on the DL – was brutal. He heard the boo-birds during his entire outing and his line of two earned runs without recording an out proved why.
Both teams will play Game 3 tomorrow night at Citi Field.
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