David Peterson struggled mightily over two innings, walking four, hitting a batter and throwing 70 pitches over two ugly innings. This left the Mets in an early 5-0 hole after two, with Zack Wheeler seemingly cruising towards a revenge game victory.
Erasmo Ramirez came on in the third to make his Mets debut, and was efficient where Peterson was not, needing only 54 pitches to get through five innings. The Mets helped out by flashing some stellar defense behind him—Andres Gimenez in particular. Ramirez’s only blemish was a J.T. Realmuto solo home run which put the Phillies up 6-0 in the middle of the fifth.
Wheeler finally ran into some toil and trouble in the bottom of that frame, as the Mets doubled their way back into the game. Gimenez, Michael Conforto, J.D. Davis and Dominic Smith all launched two baggers in the inning, cutting the deficit to 6-3. And the offense wasn’t done there, pouncing on the Phillies bullpen for four runs in the bottom of the seventh, capped by a Jeff McNeil three run home run to give the team a 7-6 lead.
The lead was unfortunately short-lived, as the Phillies came right back to tie the game in the top of the eighth off of Jeurys Familia on an Alex Bohm RBI single. In the tenth, Miguel Castro surrendered a two-run home run to Jean Segura to give the Phillies a 9-7 lead. A Brandon Nimmo single plated the designated tenth inning runner, but Davis flew out to deep center to end a game in which the Mets fell tantalizingly short.
Full recap to follow.
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