Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets Series Recap

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Mark Leiter Jr. #59 of the Philadelphia Phillies walks to the dugout after being removed from a game against the New York Mets during the fourth inning at Citi Field on September 4, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Mark Leiter Jr. #59 of the Philadelphia Phillies walks to the dugout after being removed from a game against the New York Mets during the fourth inning at Citi Field on September 4, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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The Phillies and Mets met at Citi Field in New York for a three-game series, with the Mets emerging victorious with two wins.

Game one of the Phillies‘ three-games series against the New York Mets in Citi Field was a blowout early on in the game.

Mark Leiter Jr. had a horrible start as he allowed eight runs on nine hits. He was removed from the game after only 3.2 innings of work. The Mets went on to take a early 1-0 lead in the second inning. From there, things only got worse.

The Mets scored three runs in the third inning and six runs in the fourth inning.

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Then, Philadelphia attempted to make a comeback as they scored five runs combined in the fifth and sixth inning to make it 11-5 in favor of the New York Mets.

That would be the last run the Mets scored.

The Phils had two runs in the ninth, but things ended there. The Mets went on to take game one of the series with a final score of 11-7.

For game one, the bullpen consisted of Kevin Siegrist, Jesen Therrien, and Yacksel Rios. Rios had a outstanding performance as he pitched two hit-less innings to finish off the game.

Game two was a complete opposite of what happened in game one. The Phillies blew out the New York Mets 9-1, as they rocked Jacob deGrom.

Entering the game, deGrom was 10-0 against Philadelphia in his entire career. Usually, deGrom always dominated against the Phillies.

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Ben Lively had a oustanding start, both defensivley and offesnively. Lively went seven innings, allowed only one run on four hits and four strikeouts. That’s Lively the pitcher.

Lively the hitter is a different story. He had a four-RBI night, as he homered for the second time in his career. He finished his night going two-for-four.

J.P. Crawford made his major-league debut, and was able to get his first hit.He played third base in place of Maikel Franco, who has had a bit of a struggling season this year. Crawford went one-for-five.

Game 3 was not much different then Game 1

In a rain-shortened game, the Phillies lost to the Mets 6-3 behind Nick Pivetta’s rocky start. He allowed three first-inning runs.

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The game only lasted six innings before being called due to weather. The game will not be made up as five innings of play makes it a official game.

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