Five things to know from Monday’s game
1. The Phillies capitalized in the extra frame with two runs in the top of the 10th thanks a two-run home run by Jean Segura, who finished 4-for-5 with five RBIs. Brandon Nimmo got one back in the bottom of the inning with an RBI single to left, but the Mets failed to bring him home as the tying run.
2. After four shutout innings in relief against the Orioles on Wednesday, David Peterson got the start, but was unable to replicate the success he’s had on the mound so far this season. He struggled right out of the gate, hitting leadoff batter Andrew McCutchen in the top of the first. Though he got Rhys Hoskins swinging, a Bryce Harper single and a walk to J.T. Realmuto loaded the bases for Segura, who promptly unloaded them with a bases-clearing double. Hoskins added a two-run homer in the following inning to make it a 5-0 game, and Peterson came out of the game after the second.
3. The Phillies extended the lead to 6-0 thanks to a Realmuto home run off of Erasmo Ramirez, but the Mets came charging back in the fifth, finally getting to old friend Zack Wheeler. Andres Gimenez doubled down the right-field line, while Michael Conforto, J.D. Davis and Dominic Smith all hit two-baggers of their own to cut the Philadelphia lead to 6-3.
4. Wheeler allowed six runs on three innings to his former team, but gave way to the bullpen in the seventh with a three-run lead. Conforto and Davis singled to lead off the inning, and Conforto scampered home after an errant through from Didi Gregorius on an ill-fated attempt to complete a double play. Pete Alonso walked to bring the go-ahead run to the plate, and Jeff McNeil delivered with a three-run homer. It was McNeil's second of the season, but second in as many games going 116 at bats without a long ball.
5. The lead was short-lived, however, after Jeurys Familia entered the game in the top of the eighth and allowed the tying run. With two on and two out, Alec Bohm ripped a single to right to bring home Segura. The Mets caught a break. though, when Conforto bobbled the ball in right and Andrew Knapp got caught between third and home trying to score the go-ahead run.