Tomas Nido hit a three-run, bases-clearing double, Todd Frazier homered and collected four RBI, and the Mets' offense backed Noah Syndergaard in a 10-5 win over the Phillies on Saturday night.
Things you should know about tonight's game...
1) Tomas Nido kickstarted the Mets' offense with his three-run double in the second inning, marking the first of three consecutive innings of Mets scoring. Todd Frazier blasted a three-run home run in the fourth and added a sacrifice fly in the sixth to cap off a four-RBI day, while Jay Bruce hit an RBI single in the fourth and Brandon Nimmo drove in the Mets' ninth run of the game in the sixth inning. Two innings later, Michael Conforto hit his 22nd home run of the season.
2) Noah Syndergaard kept the Phillies scoreless for the first five innings despite, but struggled in the sixth and seventh innings and was forced out of the game when he was struck by a line drive. He allowed eight hits over the course of those two innings alone after he had given up just four hits in the first five innings. Rhys Hoskins put the Phillies on the board in the sixth with a solo home run and Cesar Hernandez plated former Met Asdrubal Cabrera for the Phillies' second run. In the seventh, Hernandez hit another RBI single and Wilson Ramos added an RBI hit of his own.
3) Jerry Blevins pitched a scoreless inning of relief before Robert Gsellman allowed Hernandez to strike again, this time with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning. Gsellman finished the ninth without allowing further damage in 1 1/3 innings of work.
4) Phillies starter Zach Eflin's rough second and third innings forced him out afer just three innings of work, leading to a heavy workload for Philadelphia's bullpen. The Phillies used eight pitchers in total, compared to the Mets' three pitchers.
News and notes...
Dominic Smith left the game with a tight left groin ... Jeff McNeil hit his fourth triple of the season ... Both the Phillies and Mets finished 5-for-12 with runners in scoring position ... The Phillies outhit the Mets 14-11, despite scoring five fewer runs.
Jacob deGrom (1.68 ERA) and Vince Velasquez (4.10 ERA) will square off in the series finale on Saturday afternoon at 1:10 p.m. at Citi Field.