Asdrubal Cabrera’s 11th inning three-run home run helped get the Mets a 7-4 victory in Philadelphia. The bullpen had squandered a lead late, but Cabrera’s home run salvaged the game for the Mets.
Seth Lugo was still on a pitch count and only went the first four innings of the game. He did manage to leave with the lead even after he gave up two runs in the second. Amed Rosario first put the Mets on the board with a RBI double, and the next inning Brandon Nimmo gave them the lead with a two-run triple. Cabrera tacked on another run in the seventh and the Mets held a 4-2 lead.
Once Lugo was out that left a lot of innings for the bullpen to cover and for the most part they managed as best they could with one exception.
Paul Sewald was the culprit when he fell apart in the seventh. He walked the bases loaded and Jamie Callahan allowed two of those inherited runners to score. The rest of the bullpen was effective, especially young Jacob Rhame who pitched two good innings before the Mets took the lead in the 11th. After they took the lead, Jeurys Familia came in the bottom of the inning and nailed down the victory with a quick inning.
Full recap to follow.
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