Phillies 9, Mets 8 (10 Innings)
Game 37 - Monday Afternoon, September 7th in Flushing
Record - 20-17, 2nd Place, 2 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: Jean Segura's 10th inning home run and his 4 for 5 day bailed out another rough day from the bullpen as the Phillies won, 9-8.
What It Means: Having lost the last two games to the Mets, this was a much-needed win to earn the four-game series split. After a double header in Boston on Tuesday, the Phillies will head to Miami where they'll play the Marlins seven times in five days.
What Happened: In his first start against his former team, Zack Wheeler was spotted a 6-0 lead on a bases clearing, 3-run double from Segura in the first, a 2-run home run from Rhys Hoskins in the second and a solo home run from J.T. Realmuto in the fifth. The Mets chipped away though and took a 7-6 lead in the seventh with four runs off relievers JoJo Romero and David Phelps.
The Phillies battled to tie it in the eighth when Alec Bohm's single scored Segura. After scoreless innings from Tommy Hunter and Brandon Workman, Segura launched his home run to center to give the Phillies a 9-7 lead and the eventual win.
Featured Card: Manager Joe Girardi heaped praise on Segura in his post-game comments, noting that Segura shows up ready to play wherever the manager has him that day, be it second or third base.
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