A trip to Citizens Bank Park was just what the slumping New York Mets needed. Rookie Amed Rosario broke out for his best game yet in the majors, including his first big league home run, the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth, Dominic Smith got a hit in his major league debut and Michael Conforto continued to thrive in the cleanup spot as the Mets rallied to beat the Phillies 7-6 at Citizens Bank Park. NY is 4-0 this season in Philadelphia, hitting 14 homers in those contests. He gave up three runs and five hits while striking out eight in five innings of the 6-0 setback. That was plenty of offense behind a almost unhittable Jacob deGrom.
Coming off a four-hit night, Neil Walker went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI Friday night.
Cespedes gave the Mets a 4-3 lead in the third when he blasted a 429-foot drive to left for his 13th homer. Yoenis Cespedes and Conforto had doubled and walked, respectively, with two outs. He has extended his career-high with 25 home runs this season and his 11th since the All-Star break.
Vince Velasquez exited Thursday's start after one inning with numbness in his right middle finger, per the Phillies. His fastball velocity sat below its normal 94 miles per hour during his brief outing.
Phillies starter Nick Pivetta (4-8) allowed six runs - five earned - and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings. The Mets followed up the offensively challenged stretch by shipping right fielder Jay Bruce - who leads the club with 29 homers - to Cleveland.
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Granderson capped the long ball display with a two-run shot in the ninth inning against Luis Garcia. The right-hander struck out seven of the first 10 batters he faced and allowed only four hits.
Jacob deGrom with a right triceps contusion after taking a line drive off his right side in a 10-0 win over the Phillies.
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The Phillies jumped ahead 3-0 in the first inning.
In his major league debut, Smith played 5.2 innings at first base before being double switched out in the sixth. It was the team's first home game since Daulton died of brain cancer at 55 on Sunday night.