PHILADELPHIA (AP) – JT Realmuto hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning and Rhys Hoskins and Didi Gregorius followed with a run-scoring doubles as the Philadelphia Phillies rally to beat the New York Mets 5-4 on Monday night.
The Phillies trailed 4–0, before scoring five runs in the eighth against an eight Mets reliever. Realmuto’s first homer of the season deep into the left field seats to make it 4–3. Hoskins ripped a tying double to the left to Seth Lugo (0-1), and Gregorius drew a line in the right-center gap for a 5-4 lead.
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Seranthani Dominguez (1-0) played a 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief for the win. Brad Hand worked a ninth to save.
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“I think we understand that our division is very difficult and that every game means something,” said Philips manager Joe Girardi. “But you can’t make too much in three games in April. I mean, they’re really important to us, but hardly a team looks the way they’re supposed to in June and July because people aren’t built. ,
Phillies third baseman Alec Boehm made three mistakes in the first three innings, a bad look as he tries to win the third base job on rookie Bryson Stott. The edge after this defensive disaster: Stott.
Bohm first made his first error when he charged a ball that came off starter Ranger Suarez’s glove and made a wild, sidearm throw that went into right field. His second error was in second, a regular grounder which he threw at first baseman Rhys Hoskins and threw into the wrong field. Bohm completed the trifecta in the third with a wide throw that pulled Hoskins out of the bag.
Lip-readers went crazy when the camera caught Bohm in a few choice words after his second error.
However, the Mets did not score an unearned run in three errors.
Girardi said that before the game he made a Bohm start on Scott due to his previous success against Mets starter Taijuan Walker.
“He’s got success from Walker,” Girardi said. “And like I said, they’re both going to play. I think it’s important that they both play.”
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Walker, however, only lasted two innings due to a burn in his right shoulder. He scored four runs, made none and bowled 30 pitches, retiring all six batsmen before leaving the game. David Pietersen bowled four shutout innings in long relief and kept the Phillies in check.
Pete Alonso had an RBI groundout, Eduardo Escobar made it 2-0 on the right with an RBI single and Mark Canha continued his fast start with a run-scoring single from Suarez to take a 3-0 lead in the first. Francisco Lindor added an RBI single in the seventh to make it 4-0.
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Alonso hit it high, hit it far… He hit it where the umpires couldn’t tell in the twilight whether his long drive was fair or wrong. So it went to review. Dishonesty.
Alonso then hits a grounder to Bohm and is taken out on a wide swipe by Hoskins. not enough. Upon further review, Hawkins missed the tag and Alonso reached Bohm’s third error in three innings.
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“You never overlook an orchid when searching for a rose.” – Mets manager Buck Showalter, looking for weapons available from the bullpen.
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The Phillies sent 2021 NL Cy Young Award runner-up Zack Wheeler to the mound for the first time this season. This right-handed player is coming back with pain in that shoulder and didn’t start in spring training. He goes up against Mets RHP Tyler Magill (1-0, 0.00 ERA).