Rosario Lifts Mets Past Phillies
Amed Rosario had two hits including a two-RBI double in the sixth that proved to be the difference as the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 on Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field.
It amounts to a sweep of the brief two-game series (Monday's rainout has been rescheduled for later in the year) and moves the Mets to 4-1 on the young season.
Robert Gsellman worked two perfect innings out of the pen to earn the win. He came in to relieve Noah Syndergaard, who pulled with 92 pitches after just four innings. 'Thor' allowed two runs on four hits and two walks. He struck out seven.
Yoenis Cespedes hit his third homer of the season, a two-run shot in the first off Phil's starter Aaron Nola. Philly dropped to 1-4.
Jeurys Familia allowed just a hit in the ninth, earning his third save.
The Mets head to Washington for a three game series with the Nationals, including their season opener on Thursday afternoon (1:05). Jacob deGrom is scheduled to pitch against the Nats' Stephen Strasburg. The two teams have Friday off, but continue the series on Saturday afternoon, and on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball.