Thursday, April 15, 2021

New York Mets win third straight over the Philadelphia Phillies


The New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 5-1.  David Peterson started for the Mets and he pitched great.  The bullpen was good and Brandon Nimmo, Dom Smith and James McCann each had three hits to lead the offense. 

Peterson pitched six innings giving up three hits and a run with ten strikeouts.  Peterson won his first game of the season.  Jeurys Familia pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he walked one, Aaron Loup pitched 1 2/3 innings with two strikeouts and Edwin Diaz pitched an inning with two strikeouts. 

Zack Wheeler started for the Phillies and he pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up ten hits and three runs with a walk and six strikeouts.  Wheeler lost his second game of the season.  Sam Coonrod pitched 2/3 of an inning, JoJo Romero pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs and Vince Velasquez pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a walk and he struck out one. 

Nimmo had three hits, Francisco Lindor had two hits and drew a walk and Smith had three hits and an RBI.  Pete Alonso had an RBI, Jeff McNeil had a hit and Michael Conforto drew a walk.  McCann had three hits and two RBI, McCann hit a homerun and the Mets were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base. 

Rhys Hoskins had a hit, J.T. Realmuto had a hit and drew a walk and Jean Segura had two hits and an RBI.  Realmuto hit a double and Segura hit a homerun.  The Phillies were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. 

In the bottom of the first Smith hit an RBI single to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  Alonso grounded into a double play and a run scored making it 2-0.  In the fifth Segura hit a solo homerun cutting the lead to 2-1.  In the bottom of the seventh Alonso hit a sac fly pushing the Mets lead to 3-1.  In the bottom of the eighth McCann hit a two-run homerun extending the lead to 5-1 and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play the fourth and final game of the series on Thursday afternoon. 

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