Final: Phillies 10, Mets 8
NEW YORK—For once, the lead was big enough.
With the September struggles of Jeanmar Gómez and other Phillies pitchers, blown leads had become almost expected when the Phillies were fortunate enough to have a lead in the first place.
Saturday night, only a 10-run cushion saved the Phillies from another crushing lost — and only just.
The Mets put up eight unanswered runs in the fifth, sixth, eighth and ninth innings, putting the tying run at the plate in the eighth and the winning run at the plate in the ninth, but the Phillies, by the skin of their teeth, hung on to win the third game in this four-game set in New York.
WP: Alec Asher (2-0, 1.66) ❖ LP: Sean Gilmartin (0-1, 7.13) ❖ S: Michael Mariot (40)