Michael Conforto broke a tie with a base-loaded march against Jose Alvarado, driving Jose Peraza, and Alonso followed with a brace from David Hale who split the gap in the center-right and went all the way to the wall for a 8-4. drive.
“I don’t know if this is a game that defines the season tonight, but it’s a change of momentum,” Alonso said. “We have started the ball rolling in the right direction. It was a serious victory. “
Philadelphia got a comeback point in the ninth on Roman Quinn’s triple RBI. After a walk from Matt Joyce, Rhys Hoskins hit a practice on the opposite field of Edwin Diaz who was initially seen as tied three-point first baseman Jose Navas.
A proofread examination showed the bullet struck the top railing of the fence on the out-of-town scorecard on the right, without ever erasing the wall itself. Hoskins was second with a two-point brace.
“They had clear evidence to return it. That’s what it was, ”Hoskins said.
Diaz then left with a back injury and Jeurys Familia hit Bryce Harper on a high fastball, winning his first save.
Didi Gregorius and Andrew McCutchen scored for Philadelphia, and Hoskins had two hits and two RBIs. But Hoskins also had a memorable defensive error that led to a run for New York.
After Gregorius’ three-point shot took the Phillies to a 4-2 lead in the sixth, the Mets moved forward to stay in the eighth.
Kevin Pillar started the rally with a lead from Brandon Kintzler (1-1). Jonathan Villar then chose and James McCann flew away.
Peraza followed with a smash that flowed from Hoskins’ glove early and into short right field. Villar was third, then accelerated at home with the tying point when he saw Hoskins casually return the ball to second baseman Nick Maton in frustration.
“When I got third I saw what he did and thought I could go fly home,” Villar said.
For the Phillies, it was another in a series of defensive fouls that have cost them several games this season.
“I have to make a play in the eighth,” Hoskins said. “It’s a mental error that can’t happen at any point in the game. Definitely not late in the game. We know Villar is an aggressive baserunner. I have to run in the infield, buy some time and live for another day. “
Manager Joe Girardi then called in Alvarado, who is appealing a three-game suspension from Major League Baseball for a bench clearance incident on Friday night, resulting in an exchange of words with Mets outfielder Domonic Smith.
Alvarado did not register a pullout, allowing Jeff McNeil a single, a march to Francisco Lindor, then the basics-laden march to Conforto.
“He worked a lot and it could have been the emotions of the situation that hit him,” Girardi said. “We haven’t seen this since he’s been here. “
As Philadelphia trailed 2-1 with a sixth out, Gregorius led a Miguel Castro change inside the right-field fouling post for his third homer of the season. Prior to this fight, Gregorius was mired in a 3-for-32 crisis dating back to April 18.
McCutchen’s 16th main homer in David Peterson’s career stalled Philadelphia in the lead in the first. But Peterson settled in, striking out eight in five innings.
Conforto had three hits and two runs batted in for New York, and McNeil finished with four hits and scored two runs. Jacob Barnes (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the win.
Philadelphia starter Zach Eflin had 10 hits over six innings. He allowed two runs, took out seven and didn’t walk.
Mets: OF Brandon Nimmo (bruised left index finger) and 3B JD Davis (sprained left hand) were not part of the roster. They are seen day to day after being injured on Saturday.
Phillies: OF Harper and C JT Realmuto returned to training. Harper had missed three games with wrist problems after being hit in the face Wednesday night by a fastball from Cardinals reliever Genesis Cabrera. Harper appeared to double in pain on his at-bat in the eighth inning, but remained in the game with what Girardi called “a stinger” after the loss. Realmuto had been sidelined since Friday with a hand and wrist issue on the glove hand, but he played after testing it during batting practice.
Mets: Travel to St. Louis to start a four-game series against the Cardinals. The Mets have not announced a starter for the opener. Adam Wainwright will leave for the Cardinals.
Phillies: Host Milwaukee in a four-game set starting Monday. Vince Velasquez will start for the Phils against Brewers right-hander Adrian Houser.