New York Mets Set Citi Field Attendance Record With 11-1 Win Over Philadelphia Phillies

The largest crowd in the history of Citi Field showed up to watch the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 11-1, on Tuesday night. The stands were packed with 42,516 fans. A number of factors no doubt played a role in the record: A pivotal game against divisonal rival, a day off for July 4, and a fireworks display for those who stuck around after the ninth inning.

The Mets provided plenty of fireworks on the field as well. Daniel Murphy went 4-for-5 at the plate, and Ruben Tejada and Josh Thole had three hits apiece. David Wright hit a three-run homer run in the sixth inning to give the Mets a 9-3 lead.

Jonathon Niese pitched eight innings, giving up just one earned run off three hits while striking out three.

For more on the Mets, head over to Amazin' Avenue and stay tuned to SB Nation New York for more news and analysis.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.