Todd Frazier, J.D. Davis
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Trailing 1-0 for most of the game, the New York Mets saved the best for last, knocking off the Philadelphia Phillies by a final of 11-5.

  • New York Mets 11 (68-66)
  • Philadelphia Phillies 5 (69-64)
  • NL East, Final, Box Score
  • Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA

For nearly seven innings, it looked like the New York Mets were dying a slow death en route to a seventh-straight defeat. Trailing 1-0, it felt nothing could save them in Philadelphia.

Then, suddenly, a Wilson Ramos RBI single in the seventh changed everything. It set the table for Amed Rosario to play hero in the eighth, eventually leading to an 11-5 Mets victory.

After the clutch Rosario two-RBI knock, Todd Frazier blasted a three-run shot to put the Mets up five.

In the ninth, Michael Conforto smacked a two-run homer, and that man again, Frazier, hit another three-run shot.

The back-to-back five-run innings put the Mets up 11-1. Despite a four-run Phillies ninth against Chris Mazza, New York hung on for the important notch.

Frazier, the man of the hour, finished 2-for-4 on the night with those two home runs and six runs batted in. Conforto and Pete Alonso both finished with a team-high three hits. Joe Panik chipped in with two base knocks.

On the bump, Zack Wheeler relented a sole run on seven hits and three walks while striking out four Phillies in six innings. Justin Wilson, who picked up the victory, his fourth of the season, pitched a perfect seventh inning.

Interestingly, closer Edwin Diaz came on in the eighth inning with the Mets up 6-1. Mickey Callaway went to the power righty an inning earlier with the club’s life on the line. By the time the ninth inning rolled around, it had been opened up.

Still in the thick of the NL Wild Card race, the Mets will turn around quickly to take on the Phillies Saturday afternoon. First pitch is slated for 4:05 p.m. ET.

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