The New York Mets scored early and often against the Philadelphia Phillies in a 11-1 victory tonight. The New York Mets got the scoring started in the first inning when third baseman David Wright grounded out to third, scoring second baseman Daniel Murphy, who tripled. Carlos Ruiz quickly tied the game up in the top of the second with a solo home run, but that would be the end of the Philadelphia scoring.
The Mets took the lead for good on a two-run single by pitcher Jonathan Niese that scored Lucas Duda and Andres Torres. A double by Murphy would score Niese, and the Mets took a 4-1 lead in a inning where two men were thrown out on the bases, one at third and one at home. The Mets would score two more in the bottom of the fourth on singles by Ruben Tejada and Murphy, for a 6-1 lead after four innings.
The Mets would put this one away with a three-run bomb by Wright, as they took a 9-1 lead after six innings. A double by Murphy scoring Justin Turner and Josh Thole in the bottom of the eighth inning would provide the final score of 11-1.
Wright and Murphy drove in four apiece to lead the team, and Murphy had four hits as well. Niese improved his record to 7-3 on the season, pitching eight innings, giving up a run on three hits. Vance Worley fell to 4-5. The Mets and Phillies play an afternoon game at 1:10pm tomorrow on Independence Day. The attendance tonight was the largest in the history of Citi Field, as 42,516 fans watched the Mets win before a fireworks display. Video of the display is posted below.