Phillies Score 5 runs in 8th Inning to Beat Mets
The Phillies beat the Mets Monday night behind a 5-run 8th inning comeback to take the first game of the series 5-4.
This game could have easily been remembered for Alec Bohm’s 3 errors, instead the Phillies won for the first since August 15, 2019 when trailing by 4 or more runs entering the 8th inning.
The last time you ask? It was Bryce Harper’s greatest Phillies moment when he beat the Cubs 7-5 behind a 9th inning grand slam.
The Phils had a 3.9% chance of winning in the 8th inning. Then, everything changed.
- Phillies (3-1) Beat Mets (3-2)
- Winning Pitcher: Seranthony Dominguez (1-0)
- Losing Pitcher: Seth Lugo (0-1)
- Save: Brad Hand (1)
The first few innings of this game were dreadful and difficult to watch. Alec Bohm channeled his inner Carson Wentz by deciding for some reason to throw this ball toward Rhys Hoskins allowing all runners to advance. Not even close Alec! Maybe don’t throw a baseball while falling to the ground.
The baseball gods were challenging Bohm tonight as every at bat seemed to end with a ground ball headed his way. Alec Bohm probably made the correct play in getting the sure out at 1st base, but I still hate him for not trying. Thats a fielders choice RBI for Pete Alonso to put the Mets up 1-0.
Eduardo Escobar ripped this base hit down the right field line to put the Mets up 2-0 in the 1st inning.
Mets offseason acquisition Mark Canha joined the long list of Mets I can’t fucking stand by sticking his bat out and flaring this single in front of Bryce Harper putting New York ahead 3-0 in what was a disastrous first inning. Canha entered the day with seven hits in first ten at bats this season.
WARNING: Please overt your eyes if you have a weak stomach because Alec Bohm is about to commit his second error in as many innings.
THIS IS A TEST OF THE EMERGENCY ALEC BOHM BROADCAST SYSTEM: The Phillies need an actual third baseman!
In case you were wondering Alec Bohm became the first Phillies player since Todd Zeile in 1996 to commit three errors in the first three innings of a game.
Ranger Suarez 2.2 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 1 K
Ranger didn’t make it out of the 3rd inning after throwing 63 pitches behind the shaky defense. Although Suarez managed to throw 40 of those pitches for strikes, he failed to display the usual command that have many calling him the ‘Latino Greg Maddux‘.
Nick Nelson 4 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K came through in a big way by providing solid relief after Ranger failed to complete 3 innings.
Without Nelson’s strong performance this game could have gotten out of reach quickly. Instead the reliever acquired from the Yankees this off season settled the team with a little help from this nice sliding defensive play from Bryce Harper.
Francisco Lindor who has a stupid head full of green hair hit an RBI single off Christopher Sanchez to make it 4-0 Mets in the 7th inning.
The Phillies entered the 8th inning having score a pathetic one run in the last 17 innings. They ended it with one of the best comebacks against a division rival I can remember in quiet some time.
Kyle Schwarber changed that with some old school hustle to beat the double play, while keeping the inning alive and cutting the lead to 4-1.
JT Realmuto made it a one run game with this 410 ft shot off a Joely Rodriguez changeup to cut the Mets lead to 4-3.
Best Catcher In Baseball.
Following a Nick Castellanos walk, Rhys Hoskins, who is slashing .385/.500/.769 to begin the season ripped this double off Seth Lugo to tie the game 4-4.
Castellanos trucking toward the plate is too good!
Hoskins had terrible numbers entering the night off Lugo but came through huge when it mattered. I think its time we start up the Rhys MVP conversation.
The next batter, Didi Gregorius showed off his sweet swing driving in Hoskins and propelling the Phillies to a 5-4 lead.
Thats a huge hit for a guy that took a lot of shit following a terrible injury plagued 2021 season.
Brad Hand got the save opportunity after Corey Knebel was unavailable due to flu-like symptoms he was experiencing before the game.
Hand struck out two Mets during a perfect 9th inning in which his fastball looked alive. Brad seemed in control the entire time, something a Phillies fan hasn’t felt in five years, and the Phillies won 5-4.
That is a HUGE win against a division rival. Especially considering Max Scherzer is scheduled to start on Wednesday.
The Phillies will host the Mets on Tuesday in the second game of the three game set at Citizens Bank Park. Zack Wheeler (0-0) will make his season debut against Tyler Megill (1-0) with the first pitch scheduled for 6:45 pm.
NBC Sports Philadelphia carry the broadcast of the game.
Mandatory Photo Credit: (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)