Rupp hit a sacrifice fly to right field to score the winning run in the 10th inning in Tuesday's 6-2 victory over the Mets at Citi Field. Rupp stepped into the batter's box hitting .156, so he will take whatever success he can get.
"That builds confidence," Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said.
Rupp redeemed himself in a sense, too. He wished he could have caught a pitch that Phillies right-hander Zach Eflin threw inside to Neil Walker in the first inning. The wild pitch allowed Yoenis Cespedes to score, handing the Mets a 2-0 lead.
"That ball kept chasing Neil out of the box," Rupp said. "I gave it everything I could."
Freddy Galvis enjoyed redemption, too. He popped up a ball with two outs and Rupp on first in the eighth inning. Galvis thought the ball was going to be foul, so he stood at home plate for a moment before heading to first. But the ball drifted fair and Mets third baseman Jose Reyes inexplicably dropped it.