Mets 5, Phillies 4
Game 140 - Friday Night, September 6th in Queens
Record - 72-68, Tied for 3rd place, 15 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: Nick Vincent surrendered a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth to send the Mets to a 5-4 victory.
What It Means: For the second game in a row, Vincent, a September call-up and a reliever cast off by the Giants in early August, was on the mound when the opposing team walked off with the win.
What Happened: With the exception of J.T. Realmuto, once again the offense couldn't come up with a big hit to give the Phillies a comfortable lead. Maikel Franco, making his first start since returning to the club, tied the game in the sixth at 2-2 with an RBI single. Blake Parker and Hector Neris (who didn't appear to be completely warmed up when he was waved in) allowed the Mets to take a 4-2 lead in the eighth.
Bryce Harper left the game in the third when a Steven Matz fastball caught him flush on his hand.
Featured Card: Realmuto had an RBI double in the fifth and a huge, two-run home run (23) in the top of the ninth to tie the game. It seems as if he's been almost single-handedly carrying the Phillies recenlty.