The New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 5-4 on Wednesday night at Citi Field.
Robert Gsellman made his third start of the season and it was his best start so far. He went seven-plus innings of three-run ball while striking out seven, allowing six hits and one walk.
After Gsellman gave up a lead-off ground rule double to start the eighth, Jerry Blevins came in to maintain the 3-2 lead. With Aaron Altherr at third, Michael Saunders singled on a fly ball to left field. The game-tying run was charged to Gsellman.
Addison Reed came into the game in the ninth for the save in the last day of Jeurys Familia‘s suspension. He gave up a one-out triple and a sac fly, but was able to close out the game with a 5-4 victory.
The Mets were not able to get anything going in the first five innings. Mets batters combined for two walks and a hit during that span against Vince Velasquez.
The Phillies tied the game in the top of the eighth, but that would not last for long. With Cespedes at first, Bruce hit another go-ahead home run to make it a 5-3 game.
Bruce finished the game 3-for-5 with two runs scored and five RBI. He now has 11 runs scored, six home runs, 14 RBI and .309 batting average on the season.