By: Michael Ganci

Rapid Recap: Mets 9, Phillies 4

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SERIES NOTES: The Mets improved to 14-2 against the Phillies this season, setting a new single-season club record for wins against Philadelphia.

This is the fourth time New York has ever won 14 or more games vs. one team in a single season. The 1991 Mets were 14-4 vs. Montreal, the 1985 team went 14-4 vs. the Cubs and the 1986 club was 17-1 vs. Pittsburgh. New York won its ninth straight series vs. the Phillies, extending the longest series winning streak vs. Philadelphia in franchise history. The Mets finished the season 8-1 vs. the Phillies at Citi Field. Overall, New York is 27-8 against the Phillies over the last two years.

RECENT METS: New York improved to 10-3 in its last 13 games, 25-11 in its last 36 contests and 27-17 in the second half.

AT HOME: New York improved to 45-24 at home this year. The Mets are 7-0-3 on their 10 home stands this season.

VS. NL EAST: The Mets improved to 36-18 vs. the NL East this year, including 22-7 at home (.759). New York’s .667 winning percentage is the best for any team within its own division this year.

INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUN: Ruben Tejada hit a two-run inside-the-park home run to right field with two outs in the second inning, the 27th inside-the-park home run in franchise history…It was New York’s first inside-the-park home run since Angel Pagan delivered one off Washington’s Livan Hernandez at Nationals Park on May 19, 2010…Tejada is the fourth player to accomplish the feat at Citi Field…Also done by Boston’s Blake Swihart on August 28, 2015, Cincinnati’s Jay Bruce on June 15, 2012 and the Mets’ Angel Pagan on August 23, 2009 against the Phillies…It was the first inside-the-park home run allowed by the Phillies since Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen hit one against Jerome Williams on September 10, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park.

RUBEN TEJADA: Collected a season-high four RBI. It is the third time in his career that he has recorded at least four RBI in a game. Drove home four on September 18, 2011 at Atlanta and drove in a career-high five on September 5, 2010 at Chicago-NL.

MICHAEL CONFORTO: Hit his fifth home run in the third inning, a two-run opposite field shot. Extended his on-base streak to 15 games dating to August 15. Over his last 17 contests, he is hitting .400 (20-50) with five doubles, four home runs and nine RBI. Is 7-for-11 (.636) with two home runs over his last four games.

YOENIS CESPEDES: Went 3-for-5 with an eighth-inning home run, extending his career-high to 28 home runs on the season. He has five home runs and 10 RBI in seven games vs. the Phillies this year. Cespedes has 18 RBI over his last 12 games with an at-bat. He is hitting .295 (38-129) with 23 runs scored, six doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 26 RBI in 30 games for the Mets. He has multiple hits and a home run in back-to-back games.

30 GAMES: Cespedes has 18 extra-base hits in his first 30 games with the Mets, tying a franchise record. Also done by Frank Thomas (1962), Rico Brogna (1994) and Mike Jacobs (2005). Cespedes’ 26 RBI are tied for the second-most in a player’s first 30 games. John Buck had 29 in his first 30 games in 2013, while Bernard Gilkey had 26 in 1996. Research courtesy of Elias.

DAVID WRIGHT: Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a walk. Is hitting .324 (11-for-34) in eight games since being activated off the Disabled List. Has recorded a multi-hit game in five of the eight contests.

TRAVIS d’ARNAUD: Tied a career-high with three hits and finished the game 3-for-4 with two doubles and a single. Has 22 extra-base hits (12 doubles, one triple, nine home runs) in 43 games this season.

HITS AT HOME: The Mets racked up at least 13 hits in consecutive home games for the first time since May 29-30, 2011, against the Phillies and Pirates. The last time New York accomplished the feat against one team was August 4-5, 2009 vs. St. Louis. It is the second time that the Mets have recorded 13 or more hits in back-to-back games this season (home or road). Also done August 21-22 at Colorado.

RUNS PER GAME: Since July 25, the Mets are averaging 6.1 runs per game. The Mets averaged 3.4 runs per game from the start of the year through July 24.

MATT HARVEY: Is now 3-0 with a 1.21 ERA (six earned runs/41.0 innings pitched) in his last six starts dating to July 31. He is now 6-3 with a 1.66 ERA (16 earned runs/86.2 innings pitched) over his last 13 starts dating to June 16. Struck out nine batters for the first time since he fanned nine on July 31 vs. Washington. Allowed a season high-tying nine hits (also done on June 10 vs. San Francisco). Harvey improved to 19-1 when the Mets score at least four runs.

HARVEY AT HOME: Is 5-0 with a 1.48 ERA (10 earned runs/61.0 innings pitched) in his last nine home starts dating to June 16. He has pitched at least 6.0 innings in 30 consecutive home starts dating to September 19, 2012, the longest such stretch in the majors since the start of 2012.

HARVEY VS. PHILLIES: Is now 6-1 with a 2.44 ERA (14 earned runs/51.2 innings pitched) in eight career starts against the Phillies. The six wins are his most against any team. This was his first outing against the Phillies that was not a quality start.

RUBBER GAMES: The Mets improved to 7-6 in rubber games this season, including 3-1 at home.

DANIEL MURPHY: Left the game prior to the start of the fifth inning due to mild discomfort in his left quad. He was removed as a precaution.

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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