New York Mets

Despite a short Jacob deGrom outing, Mets' unlikely heroes came up clutch in win over Phillies

After Jacob deGrom lasted just two innings due to a right hamstring spasm and with Zack Wheeler seemingly on cruise control for the Phillies with a 4-0 lead, Wednesday’s game looked like one the Mets would want to try to forget about quickly.

But the Mets refused to go away and chipped away at Wheeler, Michael Wacha gave them four strong innings of relief, and rookie Andres Gimenez delivered one of the biggest hits of the season in the 5-4 win over Philadelphia.

It certainly wasn’t the night Wacha envisioned for himself knowing that the two-time reigning Cy Young winner was making the start, but he was able to adapt and step up when called upon.

Davis doubled and scored the Mets’ first run in the fourth, and then cut the Phillies’ lead to 4-3 in the sixth, when he launched a Wheeler fastball over the wall in right.

There were plenty of other heroes on the night for the Mets as well, including Miguel Castro getting out of a jam in the eighth with runners on and Edwin Diaz striking out the side in the ninth for his fourth save.

But it was the rookie Gimenez who delivered the go-ahead hit in the top of the ninth, singling to center field off Hector Neris with runners on first and second, scoring pinch-runner A med Rosario from second base.

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