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Segura almost meets his goal, carries Phillies to series split with Mets

Yet Jean Segura's pre-game prediction Monday almost carried the same impact, even if he fell a tad short of that one, too.

The Phillies' multi-use infielder caused a stir in the visiting clubhouse at Citi Field, donning his uniform about an hour and a half prior to an early afternoon series finale against the Mets.

To Rhys Hoskins, the usual late-running Segura's change of itinerary had to mean he planned to produce a special day for what everyone knew was an important game against the Mets.

Along the way, Segura raised his batting average 24 points to .261, adding a bases-clearing double early on that helped stake the Phils to a 6-0 lead.

But starting pitcher Zack Wheeler ran into trouble in the fifth and sixth innings, prompting his early and unwanted dismissal from the game.

The Mets would score their courtesy runner from second in the bottom half, but Hector Neris would escape with a save as the Phillies earned what for them is a very important victory.

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