After the Phillies closed the gap against the bullpen in the eighth, the Mets rallied for three runs in the ninth. The Mets got veteran leadership Wednesday, with seven scoreless innings from Bartolo Colon, 42, and a home run from Cuddyer, 36, as they overcame a shaky night from the bullpen and beat the Phillies, 9-4, at Citizens Bank Park. The Mets (70-56) won their sixth straight and moved a season-high 14 games over .500. With Washington falling to the Padres Wednesday night, the Mets extended their lead over the Nationals to 6.5 games in the NL East.
- Michael Cuddyer was not concerned about who was across the field from the Mets Wednesday night.
- Michael Cuddyer has himself a day, going 3-for-5 with three RBIs, including a two-run home run.
- After a Tuesday night shouting match and some bad blood boiling between the division rivals, the veteran was determined the Mets would keep their focus.