Phillies Roughed Up By Mets In Primetime, Lose 10-6.
The Phillies were roughed up by the Mets on Sunday night, dropping their second series of the season to their division rival 10-6.
The Phillies entered Sunday night’s series rubber match against the New York Mets, knowing runs would be at at a premium. Max Scherzer got the start, having last lost his last game on May 30, 2021, going 14-0 over that historic stretch.
The opportunity was there early, as Scherzer didn’t bring him best stuff to the ballpark on this particular evening. Scherzer looked mortal, allowing two home runs to Kyle Schwarber in the 2nd and 4th innings. Bryce Harper also tagged the 3-time Cy Young Award winner for a solo shot in the 6th inning.
In the end, it didn’t matter, as Dominic Smith and the Mets lineup was fully locked-in, driving in double-digit runs, without hitting a single home run. Dom Smith and Jeff McNeil combined to put on an absolute clinic, batting 8-9, 3 R, and 4 RBI. It was the second career 4-hit game against the Phillies for Dominic Smith who has been on the ‘Certified Philly Killer’ list, for a few seasons now.
Zach Eflin, who dropped to 1-2 on the season, appeared to rise to the moment early, flashing a few nasty pitches, combined with good velocity. But Eflin couldn’t hold off the Mets hitters the second time around in the order, as he was rouged up for three runs combined in the 4th and 5th innings.
I don’t think there’s too much to dissect individually from this game. It was a blowout and you’re certainly not going to win too many games while allowing 10 runs.
It hurts to say it, but the Mets clearly look like the better team at the moment.
That doesn’t excuse the RAT BEHAVIOR exhibited by both the Mets and their fans in the 9th inning.
Tensions began to rise after Francisco Lindor was hit by a Christopher Sanchez pitch in the 8th inning.
The Mets, who have been crying in the media and demanding to meet with the league regarding the frequency to which they have been getting plunked this season, then decided to make it all about themselves. This shit is the exact reason everyone loves to throw at New York City’s ugly stepchild.
First, Yoan Lopez intentionally threw toward the knees of Kyle Schwarber, but failed to hit him entirely. Somehow, Lopez was not issued a warning by the umpires and clearly feeling empowered by that decision, decided to finish the job in the next at-bat facing Alec Bohm..
How about Lopez with the audacity to throw at our Golden Pony Alec Bohm…. all while Mets fans cheered on for blood like they were spectators in the Roman Coliseum.
Even more disgusting was the Phillies manager Joe Girardi showing zero emotion or support for his players. This is now two Sundays in a row that Girardi has failed to have his guys backs, following last week’s umpire debacle featuring Angel Hernandez.
Is Girardi hurting for money and looking to avoid a fine from the league office? It sure seems so because it would be so simple for him to walk out to home plate, give the umpire a piece of his mind and get tossed. Thats what his clubhouse expects and honestly exactly what this clubhouse needs.
The Phillies see the Mets again May 5th in Philadelphia. Keep tonight in the back of your mind.
Mets (16-7) Beat Phillies (11-12)
- Winning Pitcher: Max Scherzer (4-0, )
- Losing Pitcher: Zach Eflin (1-2, )
- Save: n/a
While the ESPN announcers were busy gushing over how great Max Scherzer is, Kyle Schwarber decided to take the future hall of famer to right field for a solo home run.
Starling Marte knocked in Escobar during the next at bat, after Dominic Smith moved him to third base with this single to centerfield.
Luis Guillorme puts the Mets ahead with a RBI double off the base of center field wall.
Kyle Schwarber clearly doesn’t care that he’s going up against the best pitcher in the National League. Schwarber hit his second home run of the night just over the right center wall.
Certified Philly Killer Dominic Smith ripped his second hit of the night for a RBI double, scoring Escobar all the way from first base. Tie ball game.
Jose Alvarado and JT Realmuto got crossed up, resulting in a passed ball that scored Francisco Lindor and put the Mets ahead.
Another hit for Dominic Smith! His third of the night was good for a two RBI double that further padded the Mets lead.
Bryce Harper hits the third Phillies home run of the night of Max Scherzer to cut the lead down to two runs.
Pete Alonso knocks in another run for the Mets after Jean Segura committed a costly throwing error earlier in the inning.
Starling Marte had himself a tremendous game both with the bat and in the field. Marte put the game into blowout territory with this 2 RBI double off Cristopher Sanchez, who got rouged up in the 7th inning.
Johan Camargo with a stat-padding two run home run in the 9th inning.
The Phillies have a rare off day on Monday and then will open a strange two game series at home against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday.
Ranger Suarez (2-0, 4.42) will toe the rubber facing off against Jon Gray (0-1, 7.00) with the first pitch scheduled for 6:45 pm.
NBC Sports will carry the broadcast of the game.