PHILADELPHIA – Someone had to win.
And the fact that someone who emerged from Monday night's race was Mets, who took an advantage in the eleventh inning and could not waste it, using a mistake by Rhys Hoskins in the outfielder Michael Conforto to score the race in the 7-6 victory. about the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
Conforto's shot scored Juan Lagares, who opened the inning with a single inside the box against Pat Neshek.
Edwin Diaz launched a perfect 11th to ensure the rescue, finishing the marathon in 4 hours, 29 minutes.
Jeurys Familia retired in the eighth, giving the Mets their third advantage of the game. Jeff McNeil's dive stop to start a double 5-4-3 game seemed to have the Family ready to skate, but a disaster ensued. Family accompanied the next two batters to load the bases before Robert Gsellman came in and gave Jean Segura four pitches to force a run, tying 6-6.
Noah Syndergaard became the third consecutive pitcher to flop, joining Jason Vargas and Jacob deGrom, while the Mets seek to put their rotation in order.
Seth Lugo's name was floated as a possible replacement for the besieged Vargas, but the right-hander on this night underscored his value for the bullpen. Lugo fired two innings without goals of relief, handing the baton to Familia in the eighth. But Odubel Herrera's first single and César Hernández's walk put Familia in immediate danger before Maikel Franco connected the double play.
Syndergaard somehow survived through five innings, allowing nine hits and three walks with nine strikeouts in 102 pitches. The right had several runners at the base in three of the five innings he threw, but he escaped with that 5-5.
Syndergaard's biggest disaster was the third, when pitcher Aaron Nola walked to start the inning. The Phillies scored three runs to tie 3-3, with J.T. Realmuto's two-run single provides the hit.
Brandon Nimmo's solo homer in the sixth game against reliever José Álvarez gave the Mets a 6-5 lead. The explosion was the third of the Nimmo season and the second in the last four games.
Nimmo walked in his previous appearance on the plate, in the fourth, and scored in Robinson Cano's two-run double that gave the Mets a 5-3 lead. The first single by J.D. Davis started that rally.
Franco hit a high slider in the quarter for a two-run homer that tied 5-5 after Syndergaard took the lead in the previous half-inning. Hernandez hit a single at the end of the draw before Franco launched a rocket to the left field seats.
Nola, who finished third in the NL Cy Young Award voting last year, behind Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer, had a third consecutive start. Nola only lasted four innings and allowed five earned runs on seven hits and three walks and saw her increase her efficiency to 7.45.
The Mets hit Nola in the third, as consecutive singles from Conforto, Wilson Ramos and McNeil brought in three runs. The ride of Pete Alonso began the rally.
Syndergaard escaped problems in the first when Ramos threw Hoskins trying to steal the second to finish the inning. Segura, who stole second base earlier in the inning, was stranded at third base.