Mets 9, Phillies 4
Game 149 - Monday Night, September 17th in Philadelphia
Record - 76-73, 2nd place, 6 1/2 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: Jake Arrieta struggled again and Michael Conforto drove in six runs for the Mets in this 9-4 loss.
What It Means: The Braves lost too and the Phillies remained 6 1/2 back in the division.
What Happened: Arrieta lasted five innings, giving up four runs on nine hits. Conforto hit a three-run home run off Hector Neris in the 9th, putting the game out of reach. J.P. Crawford contributed a bases clearing triple in the 5th.
Featured Card: As Matt Breen Tweeted, the Phillies are on pace for their worst finish to a season since the 1942 Phillies went 6-21 in September. That 1942 Phillies team was missing several players due their service in World War II and they finished with a record of 42-109. Nick Etten was one of the few bright spots on that team as the first baseman hit .264 with 8 home runs and 41 RBIs. Etten's partner on this 1941 card, Johnny Rizzo, had moved on to the Brooklyn Dodgers for the 1942 season.