Phillies lose to the Mets 4-2, Zack Wheeler on the mound looking for series win today at 1:05PM
The Philadelphia Phillies dropped yesterday’s game against Max Scherzer and the Mets, losing 4-2.
Yesterday was somewhat of a “scheduled loss” for the Phillies but it really didn’t shake out that way.
The Phillies were able to get to Max Scherzer, scoring two runs on seven hits while Cristopher Sanchez put together his second solid start in a row as the fifth starter in the rotation.
Sanchez threw five innings, allowing five hits and three earned runs while striking out four. He held his own against Max Scherzer and exited the game to a standing ovation from the sold out crowd at Citizens Bank Park with the game tied 2-2.
Unfortunately, Rob Thomson’s call to the bullpen didn’t work. Yunior Marte entered the game and allowed back-to-back singles to Marte and Francisco Lindor to load the bases with no outs.
Pete Alonso scored Brandon Nimmo and Tommy Pham hit an RBI single to score Starling Marte to give the Mets a 4-2 lead, which ended up being all she wrote yesterday in South Philly.
The Mets jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to a first inning home run from Starling Marte and a single by Brandon Nimmo in the third.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, Nick Castellanos got the Phillies on the board, absolutely destroying a baseball 444 feet to straight away centerfield.
Nick Castellanos Tank Shot
It was home run number nine for Castellanos on the season. He’s batting .317 with 92 hits, nine homers, 44 RBIs, and 45 runs scored this season, while hitting .395 with four homers and 16 RBI in the month of June.
So yeah, that was it yesterday.
The Phillies dropped to 39-37 on the season and are 10 games behind the Atlanta Braves in first, while falling four games behind the Miami Marlins in second.
In the NL Wildcard, they are now four games out of the final spot, tied with the Milwaukee Brewers on the outside looking in on Miami, LA, and San Francisco.
The Phillies will look to win the series today at 1:05PM.
Zack Wheeler will take the mound against Carlos Carrasco.