Jul 21, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares (12) singles to left center during the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Recap: Mets Shut Down Phillies To Take Series

After each game goes by, you can’t help but think that Matt Harvey could be one of the best pitchers in the MLB for a long time to come. He pitched a dominant game and got help from his bats when he needed it and it resulted in the Mets opening up the second half of their season with a series win over NL East rivals, the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Mets got their first runs of the game on the board in the first inning went captain, David Wright, went deep to make it 1-0 to the Mets. Marlon Byrd continued to hold a hot bat as he went long after Wright in the first inning to give the Mets a 2-0 lead early on.

Juan Lagares sealed the win for the Mets in the fourth when he went long for a three run home run to bring home David Wright, Josh Satin, and himself to make it a 5-0 game and a series win.

Matt Harvey was his usual dominant self as he shut out the Phillies. Here is his stat line for the game: Matt Harvey 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 10 K’s (112 pitches – 75 strikes).

Harvey now has an 8-2 record with a 2.23 ERA.

Some of the notables from this game were David Wright who went 2-4 with 1 HR, 1 RBI, Marlon Byrd who went 2-4 with 1 HR, 1 RBI, and Juan Lagares who went 2-3 with 1 HR,  3 RBI’s and a walk but the player of the game goes to Matt Harvey for his dominant pitching performance to grab the win and the series, and also out pitch former Cy Young, Cliff Lee.

The Mets will now open up a four game set at home against the Atlanta Braves tomorrow at 7:10 PM ET where the pitching matchup will be Dillon Gee up against Julio Teheran.

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