The New York Mets were swept in a doubleheader by the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday for the first time since 2020.
New York (16-15) blew a late lead in Game 1 and fell 6-5 before dropping the nightcap 8-1.
Game 1 recap:
With two outs and runners on second and third in the bottom of the eighth inning, Adam Ottavino gave up a go-ahead two-run single to Eric Hasse, who drove in five of Detroit’s six runs, including a three-run shot. The Mets had an opportunity to tie the game in the top of the ninth inning as Brett Baty worked a one-out walk, but Daniel Vogelbach lined out to center field, and Brandon Nimmo struck out on a check swing to end the contest.
Tommy Pham collected three hits, including his third home run of the season. Mark Canha also went deep, his third, while Franciso Lindor plated a pair of runs with a double.
Joey Lucchesi surrendered four runs on five hits over four innings. Jimmy Yacabonis did an outstanding job in relief, tossing three shutout innings.
Game 2 recap:
Max Scherzer returned to the mound after a 10-game suspension, and it did not go well. The right-hander allowed six runs on eight hits over 3 1/3 innings while walking one and striking out three.
The offense struggled to generate offense as they were held to five hits. Daniel Vogelbach plated the lone run with a double. New York went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left five on base.
Justin Verlander will make his Mets debut on Thursday as they look to avoid being swept. The first pitch is slated for 1:10 p.m.
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