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Final score: Phillies 5, Mets 3—The bullpen is off to a great start

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Jacob deGrom was great, but the Mets’ bullpen was not.

New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Jacob deGrom was fantastic, sitting at 100 miles per hour as he threw six scoreless innings with seven strikeouts and two walks, but it didn’t matter. The Mets scored just two runs, leaving Dom Smith on the bench throughout the game despite some big opportunities for a good left-handed hitter to get into the game along the way.

And While Miguel Castro threw a scoreless seventh, Trevor May and Aaron Loup combined to give up five runs in the bottom of the eighth, turning a 2-0 lead into a 5-2 deficit. The Mets scratched out just one run against the Phillies’ bullpen, and they lost the first game of their 2021 season.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

Nice job by stickguy; his effort in the GameThread embiggens us all.

  1. stickguy: 196
  2. Kepler: 169
  3. MetsFan4Decades: 166
  4. Garry Bathrick: 95
  5. Lunkwill Fook: 94
  6. NothingButMet: 92
  7. the caveman: 82
  8. Knurk: 67
  9. StelOgStem: 56
  10. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 56