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Mets' young talent outperforms Phillies' in 7-6 win

Mets' young talent outperforms Phillies' in 7-6 win Mets' young talent outperforms Phillies' in 7-6 win
Stacy Diaz | 12 August, 2017, 14:11

"We want to get a look at (Smith) beyond just a typical September call-up", Mets general Alderson told the New York Post.

It had been a feel-good night to that point for the Mets, who avoided falling 12 games under.500 for the first time since the end of the 2013 season with just their second win in the last seven games. Philadelphia is 4-1 in Nola's last 5 home starts and 8-2 in their last 10 division matchups while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games against a left-handed starter.

The Philadelphia Phillies will try ot get on the board with a win after their loss in game two on Friday. He also scored three runs. Lugo allowed three runs on four hits over 5 2/3 innings in his most recent outing, a no-decision against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday.

In his major league debut, Smith played 5.2 innings at first base before being double switched out in the sixth.

Odubel Herrera went 2-4 with a double, driving in a run and working a walk.

In the midst of one of their worst offensive stretches of the season, the New York Mets had no problem finding their groove against a team they have dominated over the better part of the last three seasons. The slugging outfielder gave the Mets a 4-3 lead in the third inning when turned a 96 miles per hour Nick Pivetta fastball into a 429-foot, three-run homer.

Nick Williams went 2-5 with a couple singles and drove in a run.

Seth Lugo, who had given up three runs in the first, gave it back in the bottom of the inning on an RBI-double to Tommy Joseph.

Pivetta, a rookie right-hander, was charged with six runs (five earned) in 4 2/3 innings.

Rhys Hoskins has yet to break through with his first major league hit after two starts.

17-3. The Mets have out-homered the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park 17-3 this season and now have 54 homers here since the beginning of the 2015 season. Yoenis Cespedes led the charge, going 2 for 5 with a home run and a team-high four RBIs, while Michael Conforto and Amed Rosario each added a solo home run. He went five innings, allowing three runs on four hits in that showing at Citi Field.