Final: Philadelphia Phillies 7, New York Mets 3 ❖ Attendance: 22,416
QUEENS, NY — Tonight's Philadelphia Phillies (51-39) and New York Mets (36-53) match-up was notable for an unusual occurrence: both starting pitchers were making their Major League debuts. Although this last happened only four seasons ago, it is extremely rare. In this particular rookie battle, the Phils came out on top. Instead of starting the Triple-A All-Star Game, Enyel De Los Santos was fantastic for the Phillies in his debut tonight. Over six and 1/3 innings, the righty allowed three runs on five hits. De Los Santos walked three and struck out six. The bullpen was solid in relief, combining for two and 2/3 innings in which no runs and two hits were allowed.
The Phillies hitters took advantage of the Mets' visibly nervous rookie starter. For the thirteenth time in his career, Maikel Franco knocked in four or more runs. He is also batting .409 this month, which is a good sign for the offensively inconsistent third baseman. With his fifth inning homer, Odubel Herrera now has a new career high with 16. Carlos Santana has an impressive 74 walks on the season, as he added two to his total tonight. As an interesting side note, Jorge Alfaro became the first Phillie this season to get hit by a pitch twice in one game.
WP: Enyel De Los Santos (1-0, 4.26 ERA) ❖ LP: Drew Gagnon (0-1, 11.57 ERA)