Final: New York 5, Philadelphia 4 ❖
NEW YORK, NY — Vince Velasquez pitched 5.2 innings of shutout baseball before Jay Bruce went deep to finally put the Mets on the board. Today's outing was undoubtedly the best for Velasquez in 2017, but yet again the bullpen couldn't perform well enough to secure the victory.
Bruce, who had five RBIs and three extra-base hits today including two home runs, homered in the bottom of the eighth inning against Philadelphia reliever Edubray Ramos to give the Mets a late lead, to which they'd hold on.
The Phillies will face the Mets again tomorrow in the rubber match in an attempt to avoid losing their third straight series in this young season.
WP: Hansel Robles (3-0, 3.00 ERA) ❖ LP: Edubray Ramos (0-2, 4.91 ERA) ❖ SV: Addison Reed (4)