In the perfect encapsulation of the Mets season, depression became elation and elation reverted back to depression as a pair of ninth inning rallies quickly turned a potential 1-0 loss into a potential 3-1 win and then back into a definite 6-3 loss in Philadelphia
In a surprising twist, the Phillies’ offense was almost as feeble as the Mets’ this afternoon as they were only able to bring home one run on three hits against Zack Wheeler who got through six innings only allowing a run on two hits and striking out seven. Unfortunately, one of the Phillies three hits for the day ended up being a Bryce Harper home run in the bottom of the sixth that accounted for the only run in the game until Frazier’s homer in the ninth.
With all hope seemingly lost in the top of the ninth, Michael Conforto singled for the Mets’ second hit of the day and the very next batter, Todd Frazier, brought him in with a two-run dinger. Before the inning ended, Dominic Smith and Wilson Ramos added singles of their own before Amed Rosario brought Smith home on an infield grounder to bring in the last of the Mets’ three runs in the inning.
All hope was quickly lost again as Edwin Diaz walked the first batter he faced and then allowed a homer to Maikel Franco to immediately tie the game at 3-3. Four batters later, Jean Segura came up with two more men on base and put the Mets out of their misery by smacking a three-run home run to make it a 6-3 win for the Phillies.
Full recap to follow.
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