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Mets get swept by Phillies

Pitching

Rick Porcello got the start and faired well until serving up three runs in the sixth to cough up the lead.

Final line for Porcello was six innings, four runs, 10 hits, and six strikeouts on the day.

The Phillies bats got things going early in the first inning leading off with three straight hits, which produced a run.

With runners on second and third and one out, Porcello came back to strike out Didi Gregorius before inducing an inning ending grounder to limit the damage.

Porcello had a much better frame in the bottom of the second as he worked around a two out single in a scoreless inning.

In the bottom of the third, Realmuto singled to center with Bryce Harper on first base. Harper attempted to take third but was promptly thrown out by Billy Hamilton for the second out and then Gregorious popped out to end the inning.

Porcello found his groove tossing two more scoreless innings while striking out three batters across this period.

In the bottom of the sixth, J.T. Realmuto led off with a double and Bohm continued his hot hitting slicing an opposite field double off Porcello to tie the game.

That’s when Andrew McCutcheon stepped to the plate and delivered cracking a no doubter for the go-ahead two run homer to put the Phils up 4-2.

Jared Hughes relieved Porcello to start the bottom of the second and Jean Segura reached on a throwing error by Davis. Segura was injured on the play and had to leave the game.

Former Met Neil Walker came in to pinch run for Segura and took second on a passed ball by Ramos. Hughes was able to bounce back to get Rhys Hoskins with a called third strike on a 3-2 pitch.

After intentionally walking Harper, Realmuto grounded to Davis who double clutched his throw which allowed the runner to reach first. The Phillies offense was not done there. Gregorious singled up the middle to score another run extending the lead to 6-2.

Seth Lugo came on for the eighth and worked around back-to-back singles in a scoreless inning.

Offense 

Familiar face Zack Wheeler made his first start against his former team going seven strong, allowing two runs on six hits, with four strikeouts, a walk.

With Andres Gimenez on first with two outs in the top of the second, Wilson Ramos dribbled one to third which Alec Bohm fielded and threw over the first baseman’s head.

Gimenez, who was being aggressive, took a chance trying to score all the way from first, but was gunned down at the plate to end the inning.

Luis Guillorme drew a leadoff in the top of the third and was moved over on a Billy Hamilton sac-bunt. However, Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto could not get the run home as they struck out in back-to-back at-bats.

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