Mets 11, Phillies 1
WP – Jon Niese (7-3, 3.35)
LP – Vance Worley (4-5, 3.46)
CORONA, NY — Jon Niese made only one mistake to Carlos Ruiz.
After that, he and his offense and defense tightened up to play flawless baseball. The Mets combined a great outing by Niese with some stellar defense and an offensive outburst to demolish the Phillies, 11-1.
In the top of the 2nd, Ruiz erased an early 1-0 deficit with a solo home run to left field, his 12th on the season, to tie the game at one-apiece.
Vance Worley was the victim of a bad game all around. He couldn’t hit his spots and in turn it cost him the best ERA on the staff. Heading into the game with a sub-3.00 ERA, the six runs in four innings Worley gave up ballooned his ERA up to 3.46.
Mets starter Niese went eight strong innings, allowing a run on three hits and two walks while striking out three. The lone mistake came off the bat of Ruiz.
The Phillies bats managed only three hits: Ruiz, Hunter Pence and Ty Wigginton.
Pence had a frustrating game. He went 1-for-3 and crushed the ball all night but was robbed of two line drive base hits on separate leaping grabs my the Mets middle infield.
In the 1st, Pence ripped a shot up the middle that looked like it would have fallen for an easy single but a leaping Daniel Murphy at second base prevented such. In the 4th, it was Ruben Tejada doing the robbing at short stop.
HR: Ruiz (12).