PHILADELPHIA – Someone had to win.
And that someone coming out of Monday night's slogans was the Mets, who took a lead in the 11th inning they couldn't waste, using a Rhys Hoskins error on the grounder by Michael Conforto to score the leading run in a 7-6 win over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
Conforto & # 39; s shot scored Juan Lagares, who had opened the inning with an infield single against Pat Neshek.
Edwin Diaz threw a perfect eleventh to make the save safe, ending the marathon within 4 hours, 29 minutes.
Jeurys Familia folded in the eighth and gave the Mets their third inflated lead in the game. The Jeff McNeil dive stop to start a 5-4-3 double play seemed to have Familia ready to skate, but a disaster followed. Familia walked the next two batters to load the bases before Robert Gsellman walked in and walked Jean Segura four times to score a run and close the score 6-6.
Noah Syndergaard became the third right-wing starting pitcher to flop by joining Jason Vargas and Jacob deGrom, while the Mets try to get their famous rotation in order.
Seth Lugo & # 39; s name was driven as a possible replacement for the besieged Vargas, but the right-handed man on this evening underlined his value for the bullpen. Lugo fired two scoreless innings of relief, handing over the baton to Familia in the eighth. But Odubel Herrera & # 39; s leadoff single and Cesar Hernandez & # 39; s walk put Familia in immediate danger before Maikel Franco doubled up.
Syndergaard somehow died in five innings, enabling nine hits and three trips with nine strikeouts on 102 pitches. The righthander had several runners on base in three of the five innings he pitched, but escaped 5-5.
Syndergaard's biggest disaster was the third, when he pitched pitcher Aaron Nola to start the inning. The Phillies scored three runs to make it 3-3, with J.T. Realmuto & # 39; s two-run single provides the punch.
Brandon Nimmo & # 39; s solo-homer in the sixth against reliever Jose Alvarez gave the Mets a 6-5 lead. The blast was Nimmo & # 39; s third of the season and second in the past four games.
Nimmo walked his previous plate, in the fourth, and scored on Robinson Cano & # 39; s two-run double that gave the Mets a 5-3 lead. J. Davos & # 39; leadoff single started that rally.
Franco hit a high slider in the fourth for a two-run homer that made it 5-5 after Syndergaard had taken the lead in the previous half. Hernandez singled when he hit the ground before Franco hit a rocket against the seats on the left field.
Nola, who finished third in the NL Cy Young Award vote last year, behind Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer, had a third rough and rough performance. Nola lasted only four innings and allowed five earned points on seven hits and three walks and saw his ERA rise to 7.45.
The Mets hit Nola in the third, as consecutive singles by Conforto, Wilson Ramos and McNeil brought in three runs. Pete Alonso & # 39; s walk started the rally.
Syndergaard escaped the problems in the first when Ramos Hoskins retired and tried to steal the second to end the inning. Segura, who stole second base earlier in the inning, was left on third base.