Tuesday, August 21, 2018

New York Mets are doubled up by the Philadelphia Phillies

The New York Mets were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.  The game took place at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the final score was 4-2.  Noah Syndergaard started for the Mets and he pitched ok and Austin Jackson led the offense with three hits and Jeff McNeil contributed two hits. 

Syndergaard lost his third game of the season pitching 5 2/3 innings and giving up eight hits and four runs with two walks and five strikeouts.  Daniel Zamora pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a walk and he struck out two and Robert Gsellman pitched an inning with a walk. 

Aaron Nola pitched seven innings giving up three hits and a run with a walk and 11 strikeouts and won his 14th game of the season.  Victor Arano pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with two strikeouts, Adam Morgan pitched to one batter and struck him out and Pat Neshek pitched an inning giving up a hit and he saved his third game of the season. 

McNeil had two hits, Jackson had three hits and an RBI and Todd Frazier had an RBI.  Jose Bautista had a hit, Kevin Plawecki drew a walk and McNeil hit a double and the Mets were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Jackson was picked off. 

Cesar Hernandez had two hits, Rhys Hoskins drew two walks and Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and an RBI.  Nick Williams had a hit and an RBI, Carlos Santana had a hit and drew two walks and Maikel Franco had a hit.  Roman Quinn had a hit, Jorge Alfaro had a hit and an RBI and Cabrera hit a double and Quinn hit a triple.  The Phillies were 3-10 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Franco, Hernandez and Santana each stole a base and Alfaro stole two bases.  Hernandez committed an error and Nola had a pickoff. 

In the first Cabrera hit an RBI double and Williams hit an RBI single to make it 2-0 Phillies.  Santana grounded into a double play pushing the lead to 3-0.  In the fourth Frazier hit a sac fly to cut the lead ot 3-1.  In the bottom of the fourth Alfaro hit an RBI single and it was 4-1 Phillies.  In the eighth Jackson hit an RBI single cutting the lead to 4-2 and that would be the final score.   

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