Phillies get huge win at night following afternoon struggles, split double header with Mets
The Phillies took the second game of the day/night double header 4-1, in what seemed like a must-win after getting crushed 8-2 earlier in the afternoon.
Mets (78-43) Beat Phillies (65-54)
- Winning Pitcher: Seth Lugo (3-2, 3.38)
- Losing Pitcher: Zack Wheeler (11-7, 3.07)
- Save: n/a
Nothing good happened for the Phillies in the first game of the double header. The Mets totally dominated play from start to finish with the dugout smiling and laughing the entire time. And why wouldn’t they? The Mets managed to score 4 runs of the Phillies best pitcher and knocked him out of the game in the 6th inning.
The Phillies had terrible at bat after terrible at bat offensively and stranded 8 runners on base. There was zero fight in the squad this afternoon and the fans at the ballpark honestly deserved better
If you are keeping count the Mets have now won 13 out of 17 games against the Phillies this season.
Phillies (66-54) Beat Mets (78-44)
- Winning Pitcher: Bailey Falter (1-3, 4.40)
- Losing Pitcher: David Peterson (6-3, 3.44)
- Save: David Robertson (17, 1.86)
I know it’s only one game in a long season, but it sure felt like a must-win situation for the Phils against the Mets tonight. Especially the way the Mets utterly handled the Phillies in the first two games of the series while simultaneously brushing aside their best two pitchers.
When Bailey Falter struggled in the 1st inning, walking two batters and hitting another, you could hear the groans of the packed crowd at Citizens Bank turning angry. Falter made it out of the first allowing only one run and then settled down in shutting down the Mets lineup for the next 5 innings. Altogether Falter went 6 innings allowing only two hits and striking out 3.
Kyle Schwarber looked healthy after missing a few games over the last week and a half. Schwarber doubled in the bottom of the 1st inning and would later score on an RBI single from JT Realmuto, walked in the 3rd inning and would later score on an RBI double from Alec Bohm, and finally tripled and scored on an RBI single in the 8th inning by Rhys Hoskins.
Garrett Stubbs was credited with the run after pinch running but Schwarber was essentially responsible for sparking all of the Phillies runs tonight. Something they desperately needed as they try to navigate a lineup wide offensive swoon before the expected return of Bryce Harper.
Jose Alvarado and David Robertson combined for three scoreless innings of relief with Robertson picking up the two inning save. Robertson made it interesting as he gave up a hit in the 8th inning and also walked two batter in the 9th inning, with the Mets actually managing to bring the tying run to the plate.
Robertson managed to force Mets rookie third basemen Brett Baty to ground out to Alec Bohm who routinely stepped on third base for the final out.
No doubt about it. That’s a huge W for the clubhouse, even if it’s only one game against the stinking Mets in August.
Bryson Stott gets thrown out at home as the Phils attempt a double steal in the 4th inning. The Phils would challenge the play but the call on the field stands!
Michael Perez puts the Mets on the board in the 5th inning with a 2-RBI single.
Francisco Lindor rips and RBI triple down the right field foul line off Zack Wheeler in the 6th inning to increase the Mets lead.
Jeff McNeil tacks on another run for the Mets with an RBI bloop single in the 6th inning off Zack Wheeler.
The Phils finally get on the board courtesy of an RBI single from Jean Segura.
Brandon Nimmo puts the game out of reach with an RBI single in the 9th inning off Nick Nelson.
Starling Marte haunts my dreams at night. The Mets would add two additional runs in the inning that I will not bother showing you.
JT Realmuto guns out a stealing Starling Marte and Jean also manages to tag him right in his stupid face
Jeff McNeil puts the Mets on top in the 1st inning with an RBI single to drive in Francisco Lindor from second base.
JT Realmuto knocks in Kyle Schwarber who reached base with a leadoff double in the bottom of the 1st inning.
Alec Bohm drives in two runs with an RBI double down the left field foul line in the 3rd inning to finally put the Phils on top of the Mets.
Jeff McNeil robs JT Realmuto of a base hit with the bases loaded in the 6th inning to keep it a 2-run game.
David Robertson falls on his ass while fielding a sky high fly ball in the infield.
Mark Canha lets the ball get past him in the outfield, allowing Kyle Schwarber to leg out a triple. Rhys Hoskins would knock in the run with an RBI single in the next at bat giving the Phils a huge insurance run in the 8th inning.
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies will look for a potential split of the 4-game weekend series against the Mets at Citizens Bank Park.
Kyle Gibson (8-5, 4.30) will toe the rubber facing off against Jose Butto (0-0, 0.00) with the first pitch scheduled for 1:35 pm.
NBC Sports Philadelphia will carry the broadcast of the game.
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