Originally written on MetsOnline  |  Last updated 10/23/14
Mlb-mets-giants
The New York Mets (44-37) defeated the Philadelphia Phillies (36-46) last night by a score of 11-1. The Mets now find themselves alone in second place in the NL East, 3.5 GB the Nationals. Winning Pitcher: Jon Niese (7-3, 3.35) pitched eight innings, allowing one run on three hits and two walks. However, he only had three strikeouts, which is rare for Niese when he pitches a great game. Niese usually really find ways to get called third strikes when his pitches are working well. Losing Pitcher:  Vance Worley (4-5, 3.46) was the losing pitcher for the Philles tonight. David Wright had another big game. Wright had 4 RBI’s, which included a three-run home run that really broke the game open. Wright leads the team with a .351 average, and has 54 RBI’s. Daniel, who also keeps raking in the big games, went 4-5 with a triple, two doubles and a single. Murphy had four RBI’s on the night. Murphy has been a huge part of the Mets offense lately, especially since Duda has cooled off at the plate. Murphy’s average has climbed to a solid .288. Tonights Sleeper MVP Picks: Ruben Tejada and Josh Thole, both had three hits tonight, and both are playing their positions very well of late. The Mets will need them two to keep hitting and fielding well to make a serious playoff push. David Wright’s Four RBI Game:  Your browser does not support iframes. Tomorrow: The Mets play the Phillies again tomorrow afternoon when RHP Chris Young (2-1, 3.30 ERA) takes on LHP Cliff Lee (0-5, 4.13 ERA).
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Memorabilia dealer at center of Todd Gurley scandal fired

Colt McCoy on learning he was starting ‘it’s about f—ing time’

Four Questions for Game 3 of the World Series

Percy Harvin not planning on changing

Ricky Williams: People are let down when I turn down weed

Joe Maddon opts out of contract with Rays

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Randall Cobb: Contract situation played role in slow start

Notre Dame WR faces discipline if he hooked up with porn star?

PGA president calls Ian Poulter ‘lil girl’ for Nick Faldo comments

Belichick declines to address Revis' reported tardiness

Texas mayor delays Halloween for Friday night football game

C-USA hired PR firm to help Marshall’s playoff chances

WATCH: American flag rips during Game 3 national anthem

WATCH: Tony Parker draws foul by simply yelling 'hey'

Video: Tom Izzo takes the stage with KISS on Midnight Madness

Eight NFL records that won’t be broken for a long time

Big trouble for Bruins: Chara out 4-6 weeks, possibly more

Blazers, Seahawks owner Paul Allen gives $100M to fight ebola

'FIFA 15' glitch turns goalie into headless giant with no arms

WATCH: HBO releases trailer of 'The Offseason: Kevin Durant'

Broncos corner snags INT, then takes pregnant wife to hospital

Gurley dressed up as a pirate for Halloween, yelled, 'Free me'

What the return of Luis Suarez means for Barcelona

Nick Saban pens touching letter after high school coach dies

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Trouble for Bruins: Chara out 4-6 weeks

Joe Maddon opts out of contract with Rays

NBA Replay Center debuts next week

World Series win = Giants dynasty?

Reliving the worst college football game of the last 10 years

NFL teams facing must-win scenarios in Week 8

What the return of Luis Suarez means for Barcelona

Programs with a lot on the line this week

Wilson denies rumored Harvin rift

Lakers: Steve Nash out for season

Is Mack Brown SMU's best option?

Are sports leagues finally getting serious about domestic violence?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.