By Sam Bush
Talking about having your postseason bubble burst!
Todd Frazier hit a pair of three-run homers and the Mets beat the Phillies, 11-5, on Friday night, dropping the Phils 3 1/2 games behind the Cubs for the second wild card spot in the NL.
Mets starter Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola, the Phillies’ ace, pitched well before turning it over to the bullpens.
Philly’s imploded, allowing 10 runs while recording eight outs.
Pete Alonso led off the eighth with a single off Mike Morin (1-1), and Conforto reached on an infield single. After J. D. Davis popped out, Joe Panik walked to load the bases. Amed Rosario then lined a two-run single up the middle to give the Mets a 3-1 lead. Jared Hughes came in and Frazier ripped his 17th homer to left to make it 6-1.
Justin Wilson (4-1) tossed a scoreless inning for the win after Wheeler gave up one run and seven hits in six innings
Conforto’s home run, a two-run shot off Edgar Garcia in the ninth, was his 28th this season and the 18th in his career against the Phils. Frazier connected a few batters later.
Nola allowed one run and four hits, striking out seven in six and a third innings.
Nola took a two-hitter into the seventh before running into trouble. He walked Davis to start the inning and Panik singled. After Rosario popped out, Frazier was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Pinch-hitter Wilson Ramos lined a run-scoring single that tied it at 1-1 and extended his career-best hitting streak to 23 games.
Jose Alvarez replaced Nola and retired pinch-hitter Rajai Davis on a liner to shortstop and Jeff McNeil on a pop-up.
J. T. Realmuto had two sacrifice flies for the Phillies.