Phillies injury-ravaged bullpen blows 9th inning lead in 10-9 loss to Mets
The Phillies injury-ravaged bullpen allowed 6 runs, including two home runs in the 9th inning as they fell to the Mets 10-9.
Mets (79-44) Beat Phillies (66-55)
- Winning Pitcher: Trevor May (2-0, 7.04)
- Losing Pitcher: David Robertson (3-1, 2.20)
- Save: Edwin Diaz (28, 1.46)
This one hurts you to the core.
Despite the heart-breaking loss, this was an incredible regular season game and almost every time these two teams have matched up over the past few weeks it has been in a playoff atmosphere.
Jean Segura hit a go-ahead solo pinch-hit home run in the 8th inning that caused a packed crowd at Citizens Bank Park to go into a frenzy. The Phillies clearly don’t like the Mets and the emotion coming from Segura and from the guys in the dugout after the home run was incredible.
Rob Thompson chose to go with David Robertson for the save opportunity despite throwing 35+ pitches over two innings the night before. Kudos to Robertson for taking the ball and trying to compete when many pitchers would have said they were too gassed.
Some folks will question Thompson’s choice, but it was the best of a few bad options for the interim manager, evidenced by the fact that rookie Tyler Cyr was forced to make his major league debut after being called up for an injured Corey Knebel and Seranthony Dominguez.
Listen, the Mets are simply a deeper, more talented team, especially considering the recent injury problems the Phillies have been plagued with. The Phillies dropped to 5-14 this season against the Mets in 2022 and will have to make up for this loss with a couple of winnable series coming up against below average teams.
Alec Bohm had arguably his best day in a Phillies uniform despite committing a costly fielding error earlier in the afternoon. Bohm exploded for a 3-5 day, including two home runs and 6 RBI. Bohm is the first Phillies third basemen since Mike Schmidt in 1987 to have 3 hits (incl. multiple homers) and 6+ RBI in a game.
Mets outfielder Mark Canha, looking to keep pace with Bohm tallied his own pair of home runs, good for 5 RBI including the go-ahead 2-run shot in the 9th inning. Canha also hit a 3-run blast in the 6th inning following the hour long rain delay to tie the game up at 7-7.
Now, if you would please excuse me ,I have to drink myself into oblivion after having my heart ripped out of my chest.
Bring on the shitty Reds!
Alec Bohm smashes a three run shot off Jose Butto to kick off the scoring in the 1st inning for the Phils.
Nick Maton extends the Phils lead in the 1st inning with an RBI single scoring JT Realmuto from third base.
Alec Bohm cant make the transition from glove to hand failing to get any outs on what could have been a double play ball.
Michael Perez cuts in the Phils lead and makes them pay for their previous error with a 2-out, 2-RBI double off Kyle Gibson in the 2nd inning.
Daniel Vogelbach cuts the lead to one run with an RBI double in the 3rd inning off Kyle Gibson.
Who else but Phillies Killer Starling Marte? He ties the game up with an RBI single in the 4th inning.
Alec Bohm hits his 2nd 3-run home run of the game to put the Phils back on top in the 4th inning!
Connor Brogdon throws an absolute meatball out over the plate to Mark Canha who easily drives it for a three run shot to left field. Were all tied up again following the hour long rain delay.
Jean Segura hits his first career pinch hit home run in the 8th inning to gives the Phillies the lead! How about the emotion from the dugout! Love to see it!
Mark Canha hits his second home run of the day to put the Mets back on top in the 9th inning. Wow, what the hell just happened?
Welcome to the show Tyler Cyr! You just allowed a home run to Brandon Nimmo as the Mets extend their lead in the 9th inning.
Edwin Diaz manages to close the game out despite giving up three hits including a run on a Nick Maton sac-fly. Wow, what a game!
Mets Win 10-9
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies open up a four game series on Monday night facing off against the Cincinnati Reds at Citizens Bank Park.
Noah Syndergaard (7-8, 3.95) will toe the rubber facing off against Luis Cessa (3-1, 5.50) with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 pm.
NBC Sports Philadelphia will carry the broadcast of the game.
Mandatory Photo Credit: New York Daily News