Friday, June 28, 2019

New York Mets blow lead in ninth and lose again to the Philadelphia Phillies

The New York Mets were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.  The game took place at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the final score was 6-3.  Zach Wheeler started for the Mets and he pitched well, Edwin Diaz the closer imploded in the ninth.  The Mets offense only managed five hits and no player had more than a hit. 

Wheeler pitched six innings giving up two hits and a run with two walks and seven strikeouts.  Brooks Pounders pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one, Chris Flexen pitched an inning giving up a walk and he struck out one and Diaz lost his fifth game of the season pitching 1/3 of an inning and giving up three hits and five runs with two walks and a strikeout.  Diaz also blew his fourth save of the season. 

Aaron Nola pitched seven innings giving up a hit and no runs with a walk and ten strikeouts.  Juan Nicasio pitched an inning with a strikeout, Hector Neris pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up four hits and three runs and JD Hammer won his first game of the season pitching to two batters and getting them both out. 

Michael Conforto had a hit and drew a walk, Todd Frazier had a hit and two RBI and Dom Smith had a hit.   Wilson Ramos had a hit, Amed Rosario had an RBI and Wheeler had a hit.  Frazier hit a homerun and the Mets were 0-6 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Alonso committed an error. 

Scott Kingery had two hits, Jean Segura had a hit and three RBI and Bryce Harper had a hit and an RBI.  Rhys Hoskins drew two walks, Cesar Hernandez drew a walk and Maikel Franco had two hits and two RBI.  Andrew Knapp drew a walk, Sean Rodriguez drew a walk and Harper, Franco and Segura each hit a homerun.  The Phillies were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Franco committed an error. 

In the sixth Harper hit a solo homerun to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead.  In the ninth Frazier hit a two-run homerun to give the Mets a 2-1 lead and Rosario hit an RBI ground out to push the lead to 3-1.  In the bottom of the ninth Franco hit a two-run homerun to tie the game at three and Segura hit a walk-off three-run homerun to give the Phillies a 6-3 win. 

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