Amed Rosario s first major league home run was a game winner.
Rosario s solo homer in the ninth inning gave the New York Mets a 7 6
win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night at Citizens Bank
Park. The homer capped a three hit night for Rosario http://www.philliesfanaticsjersey.com/hector-neris-jersey-c-9.html
, who scored three times.
Yoenis Cespedes knocked in four runs and hit a three run homer in the win, the Mets second in as many nights over the Phillies.
Rosario lined a 2 1 fastball from Phillies closer Hector Neris 4 5
into the right field seats to break a tie. It capped a breakout game for
the 21 year old shortstop, who entered with a .161 average through his
first nine games and was in a 1 for 16 slump.
Cesar Hernandez had tied it in the eighth inning, hitting a solo
home run off Mets reliever Jerry Blevins. It was Hernandez s career best
seventh homer of the season.
Mets reliever Hansel Robles got out of a jam with two on and one out after Hernandez s homer in the eighth. A.J. Ramos http://www.philliesfanaticsjersey.com/aaron-nola-jersey-c-10.html
picked up his second save as a Met, pitching a perfect ninth inning.
Cespedes provided most of the Mets offense before the late inning
drama. The slugging outfielder gave the Mets a 4 3 lead in the third
inning when turned a 96 mph Nick Pivetta fastball into a 429 foot, three
run homer. It was the 150th homer of Cespedes career.
Michael Conforto got the Mets scoring started in the second inning,
crushing a solo homer to center field. It was Conforto s team leading
25th home run of the season and fourth in six games.
The Mets chased Pivetta in the fifth inning as both Cespedes and Neil Walker had RBI singles.
It was the third time in 68 games this season that Cespedes had at
least four RBIs. The only time he had more came exactly four months
earlier in the same ballpark as Cespedes had a five RBI night with three
homers against the Phillies on April 11.
Pivetta , a rookie right hander http://www.philliesfanaticsjersey.com/colton-murray-jersey-c-8.html
was charged with six runs five earned in 4 2/3 innings. He gave up
seven hits, walked two batters and struck out four as his ERA climbed to
The Phillies gave Pivetta immediate support, jumping out to a 3 0
lead in the first. Nick Williams and Tommy Joseph both had RBI singles
in the inning. Joseph added another RBI with a double in the third
Philadelphia ended up scoring five runs off Mets starter Seth Lugo,
who allowed eight hits and walked four in 5 1/3 innings. Lugo needed 81
pitches to get through the first three innings, but settled down a bit
to get into the sixth. He had a career best eight strikeouts.
NOTES Mets 1B Dominic Smith made his major league debut. He went 1 for 3 and singled in the fourth inning for his first Cesar Hernandez Jersey
major league hit. He was pulled out of the game in the sixth inning as
part of a double switch. ... The Mets have hit 17 homers in five games
at Citizens Bank Park in 2017.