Skip to main content

Best Games I Know: Phillies (Updated)


The best wins against the Phillies in Mets history …


May 5, 2022 – Mets 8, Phillies 7

The Mets score 7 runs in the 9th inning to overcome a 7-1 deficit and win in Philadelphia.


April 29, 2022 – Mets 3, Phillies 0

Tylor Megill and 4 Mets relievers combine on the second no-hitter in franchise history.


September 22, 2016Mets 9, Phillies 8 (11)

The Mets tie it in the 9th on a Jose Reyes home run and win it in the 11th on a 3-run home run by Asdrubal Cabrera.


July 17, 2016
- Mets 5, Phillies 0

Jacob deGrom pitches a one-hitter. Only hit is a single by Zach Eflin in the 5th inning.


August 24, 2015Mets 16, Phillies 7

David Wright homers in his first at-bat in more than 4 months. The Mets hit a team-record 8 home runs.


July 5, 2012 – Mets 6, Phillies 5

The Mets score 2 runs with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th to beat Jonathan Papelbon. The winning run scores on David Wright’s bloop down the right field line.


August 13, 2010 - Mets 1, Phillies 0

R.A Dickey pitches a one-hitter. Only hit is a single by Cole Hamels in the 6th inning.


September 12, 2009 - Mets 10, Phillies 9

David Wright hits a game-winning 2-run home run with 2 outs in the 9th inning against Ryan Madson.


July 7, 2008 – Mets 10, Phillies 9

Mets led 10-1 but Phillies string together 8 runs in last 4 innings. Billy Wagner strands tying run at second base, as Pedro Feliz flies out to end the game.


July 28, 29 2001Mets 4, Phillies 3; Mets 6, Phillies 5

Robin Ventura and Mike Piazza hit walk-off home runs on successive days. Ventura’s comes against Turk Wendell, whom the Mets just traded to the Phillies.


April 23, 1999 – Mets 5, Phillies 4

The Mets score 5 runs against Curt Schilling in the bottom of the 9th, winning on John Olerud’s 2-out, 2-run single.


October 6, 1991 – Mets 7, Phillies 0

David Cone strikes out 19 on the final day of the regular season.


July 25, 1990 Mets 10, Phillies 9

Mets lead 9-0 and then 10-3 entering the 9th inning. Phillies score 6 runs. When Tommy Herr lines out, Bob Murphy exclaims “They win the damn thing by the score of 10 to 9!”


September 22, 1988 – Mets 3, Phillies 1

Ron Darling pitches a complete game as the Mets clinch the NL East.

June 10, 1986Mets 8, Phillies 4

Tim Teufel wins it with a walk-off pinch-hit grand slam in the 11th inning.


April 5, 1983 – Mets 2, Phillies 0

Tom Seaver returns to the Mets after a 5 and a half year absence and pitches 6 scoreless innings.


October 1, 1982 – Mets 1, Phillies 0

Submarine-style pitcher Terry Leach pitches a 10-inning one-hitter.


May 21, 1972 – Mets 4, Phillies 3

Mets get their 11th straight win, come back from 3-0 down. Willie Mays breaks up Steve Carlton’s no-hit bid in 6th, hits go-ahead 2-run homer in 8th.


September 10, 1970 – Mets 3, Phillies 2

Cleon Jones hits a walk-off triple, the only one in team history. It keeps the Mets tied with the Pirates for first place with 19 games remaining.


May 15, 1970Mets 4, Phillies 0

Tom Seaver pitches a one-hitter and strikes out 15.


April 18, 1970 – Mets 7, Phillies 0

Nolan Ryan pitches a one-hitter and strikes out 15 (yep, two one-hitters with 15 K vs the same team within a month).

April 28, 1962 - Mets 8, Phillies 6

The 2nd win in Mets history and the 1st over the Phillies foreshadows what happens in 2022. The Mets rally from 6-1 down to win. 



Popular posts from this blog

The best Mets ejections I know

When you think of the Mets and famous ejections, I'm guessing you first think of the famous Bobby Valentine mustache game, when after Valentine got tossed, he returned to the dugout in disguise. You know it. You love it. I remember being amused when I asked Bobby V about it while we were working on Baseball Tonight, how he simply said "It worked. We won the game." (true) But the Bobby V mustache game of June 9, 1999 is one of many, many memorable Mets ejection stories. And now thanks to Retrosheet and the magic of , we have a convenient means for being able to share them. Ever since Retrosheet's David Smith recently announced that the Retrosheet ejection database was posted online , I've been a kid in a candy store. I've organized the data and done some lookups of media coverage around the games that interested me post. Those newspaper accounts fill in a lot of blanks. Without further ado (and with more work to do), here are some of my findings

Trip(le) Through Time

In their illustrious history, the Mets have had one 'Triple Crown Winner,' so to speak and I'm not talking about the typical meaning of the term. I've gotten some queries recently as to whether a walk-off triple is even possible and I'm here to tell you that it is. There has been one, and only one, in Mets history, though I don't have the full explanation of circumstances that I would like. It took place against the Phillies on September 10, 1970. This was a marathon game that would have fit in perfectly with those having taken place so far this season and allowed the Mets to maintain a temporary hold on first place in an NL East race oft forgotten in team history. It went 14 innings, with a tinge of controversy in a negated Ken Boswell home run, a thrilling play by Bud Harrelson, who stole home in the third inning, and some stellar relief pitching, in the form of five scoreless innings from Danny Frisella, aided by Tim McCarver getting thrown out in a rundown b