The Mets lost a sloppy game against the Phillies 4-2. The Mets had plenty of chances to score but could not come up with the big hit with runners on.
Their best chance to take the lead came in the top of the seventh when a call at second was overturned. That set up first and second, and even though Juan Lagares sacrificed the runners over, they would go no further. Kelly Johnson would pop up, and later with the bases loaded, Asdrubal Cabrera would line out to end the inning.
Cabrera’s bad day would continue in the bottom of the inning when he would make a throwing error on a routine ground ball. That runner would later come around to score the go-ahead run for the Phillies when Hansel Robles gave up a hit to Maikel Franco.
The sloppy play continued in the eighth when Carlos Ruiz tacked on an insurance run for the Phillies on a wild pitch by Erik Goeddel. That was the second time in the game Ruiz was involved in a play at the plate. He was thrown out in the sixth when he tried to score from second on an infield hit by Jerad Eickhoff.
Logan Verrett got the start and was not spectacular, but he limited the damage despite being in trouble every inning. The bullpen, which was stellar yesterday, faltered today and the offense could not make up the difference.
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