May 11: Phillies (17-19) 4, Mets (17-19) 5 — F/11
Three runs in the ninth and another in the 11th inning gave the New York Mets a come-from-behind win against the division-rival Philadelphia Phillies. Daniel Murphy’s homer in the ninth started things, while Ruben Tejada’s single ended things in extras.
Phillies starter Cole Hamels kept the Mets at bay as he dazzled in seven innings of one-run ball. He struck out 10 batters and eventually got the no-decision.
Both teams traded runs in the early going to make it a 1-1 game heading into the fourth. In the fourth, the Phillies added two runs on a bit of small ball. Dominic Brown reached on a fielder’s choice and Will Nieves grounded out to muster a pair of runs in their favor.
With Hamels cruising, Philadelphia added an insurance run in the top half of the ninth inning on a Chase Utley triple. It was all for not as the Mets would come storming all the way back against the Philly bullpen.
Murphy hit his two-run shot off of reliever Antonio Bastardo and Juan Lagares tied things up on a soft groundout against Roberto Hernandez.
In the 11th, Tejada finished things off with a bases-loaded single with one out.