Phillies drop both ends of a twin bill. The Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets squared off in a doubleheader Tuesday.
It’s usually never bad when your pitching staff surrenders just eight runs in two games. One problem with giving up only eight… you need to score more than three.
In the 4-0 whitewash, Marcus Stroman threw a gem, 86 pitches in 6 innings with 4 hits and 3 strikeouts. Two names you probably heard all day, Jonathan Villar and Brandon Nimmo supplied the New York offence with Villar banging an RBI double complemented by Nimmo getting three hits and 3 RBI’s.
It was more of the same in the other game. This time it was Mets pitcher, Taijuan Walker who stole the stage. Walker went 4 innings. At this point in the season is equal to a good outing. Walker gave up 3 runs and struck out 3. Dominic Smith kicked things off with a two-run homer to put the Mets in front.
An Andrew Knapp fly ball that scored Alec Bohm got it to 2-1. Jean Segura’s infield single plated Rhys Hoskins to send it to extra innings. Didi Gregorius plated Andrew McCutcheon and Philadelphia needed the shut the Mets down to take this one.
The Mets didn’t get the memo. Pete Alonso scored Lindor to tie it up again. On a 3-2 pitch with the bases juiced, the aforementioned Villar smoked a ball that McCutcheon watched sail over his head for the 4-3 game-winner.
Baseball purists were scratching their heads over a few things. 7 inning regulation games and, if you need extra time, a team places a runner at second base to start each and every inning. The same teams go it again Wednesday at 7:05 PM. Phillies drop both ends of a twin bill.