Max Scherzer was on the mound the New York Mets handle the Phillies. That about gives you an idea of how the game went. For the 24th time that he has started, his team has won. The Mets have won 7 consecutive series which was cemented in this 10-6 victory. Philadelphia scored all their runs via home runs. Scherzer surrendered three while going 6 innings allowing 5 hits (3 on homers), 4 runs with 9 k’s, and a walk with a number that would disturb Joe Girardi, 94 pitches. Zach Eflin continues to struggle. 4 1/3 innings, 8 hits, 5 earned runs a walk, and three strikeouts on 85 pitches.
To the Game
Scherzer was dealing and struck out the first five Phillies he faced. Renowned Mets killer, Kyle Schwarber, blasted his first of the night putting Philly in front 1-0. New York came right back in the bottom half of the second with Starling Marte posting a ground-out RBI. Luis Guillorme doubled home another run making it a 2-1 Mets edge.
Schwarber (3 for 4, 3 RBI) with a knee on the ground, blasted his second, this one a two-run shot making it 3-2 Philadelphia. New York shrugged it off and took charge. Francisco Lindor singled, Jeff McNeil doubled and Eflin walked Pete Alonso. Exit Eflin, enter Jose Alvarado who promptly crossed up JT Realmuto, and a run scored on the passed ball.
Dominic Smith, (4 for 4)playing for his job, hit a two-run single, and just like that, 6-3. Home Run number three came off the bat if Bryce Harper. New York stayed on the accelerator with an Alonso RBI single and a two-run single from Marte to make it 9-4. McNeil got it 10-4 with a run-scoring double on a ball that Schwarber should have caught. To make it look like a closer game, homer number 4 came off the bat of Johan Camargo with a two-run, two-out, 9th inning blast. The Mets handle the Phillies.
“We were able to scratch across some runs and blew the game open so that our pitchers could really go out there and attack the zone. And so, that’s the good part — that’s a good team win, so you just learn from this, you move on, you figure it out and I’ve got to face these guys here next time out. It’s just another fun NL East battle.” Max Scherzer.
Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.