PHILADELPHIA — Todd Frazier hit a pair of three-run homers and tied his career best with six R.B.I., and the Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 11-5, on Friday night, ending a six-game losing streak.
Michael Conforto also went deep for the Mets, who also broke a six-game losing streak in Philadelphia.
The Phillies fell three and a half games behind the Cubs for the second wild-card spot in the National League. The Mets are five games back.
Mets starter Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola, the Phillies’ ace, pitched well before turning it over to the bullpens. Philadelphia’s imploded, allowing 10 runs while recording eight outs.
Pete Alonso led off the eighth with a single off Mike Morin (1-1), and Conforto reached on an infield single. After J. D. Davis popped out, Joe Panik walked to load the bases. Amed Rosario then lined a two-run single up the middle to give the Mets a 3-1 lead. Jared Hughes came in and Frazier ripped his 17th homer to left to make it 6-1.
Justin Wilson (4-1) tossed a scoreless inning for the win after Wheeler gave up one run and seven hits in six innings
Conforto’s home run, a two-run shot off Edgar Garcia in the ninth, was his 28th this season and the 18th in his career against Philadelphia. Frazier connected a few batters later.
Nola allowed one run and four hits, striking out seven in six and a third innings.
Nola took a two-hitter into the seventh before running into trouble. He walked Davis to start the inning and Panik singled. After Rosario popped out, Frazier was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Pinch-hitter Wilson Ramos lined a run-scoring single that tied it at 1-1 and extended his career-best hitting streak to 23 games.
Jose Alvarez replaced Nola and retired pinch-hitter Rajai Davis on a liner to shortstop and Jeff McNeil on a pop-up.
J. T. Realmuto had two sacrifice flies for the Phillies.
The Mets improved to 47-28 at Citizens Bank Park since 2012. They are 14-8 on the road since the All-Star break.
Mets second baseman Robinson Cano will begin a rehab assignment Saturday at Class A Brooklyn.
Cano tore his left hamstring four weeks ago and was expected to miss between six to 12 weeks. There is still no timetable for his return.
“He feels like he’s in a good spot,” Mets Manager Mickey Callaway said. “The performance staff feels like he’s ready to do this. This is a big step for him.”
SOURCE : https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/31/sports/baseball/two-homers-by-frazier-lead-the-mets-past-the-phillies.html