Phillies dump the Mets, 2-1. Somehow, someway the Phillies found a way to win without recording an RBI. Philly was without starters, Didi Gregorius, Bryce Harper, JT Realmuto, and Jean Segura due to various maladies. Even Manager Joe Girardi was missing to attending his daughter’s graduation.
Marcus Stroman (5 innings, 3 hits, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, and 8 strikeouts), Aaron Loup, Jeurys Familia, and Miquel Castro combined to allow only the three Phillies hits. In a bizarre situation, Stroman walked Odubel Herrera to load the bases. He brings pitcher Chase Anderson (5 innings, 5 hits, 1 run, 2 walks, and 6 k’s) to the plate.
Anderson swung and missed but catcher, James McCann missed the ball which caromed off the umpire’s shin pads and rolled in front of the Phillies dugout with Brad Miller and Andrew Knapp scoring. Don Smith hit a line drive single that scored Pete Alonso to end the Mets’ futility of not scoring in 21 innings.
The Mets looked to get it, in the least, even, but James McCann hit into a 6-4-3 double play to end things. McCann went 0 for 4 and stranded 5 runners in scoring position. The game was not without drama and Jose Alvarado struck out Dom Smith and celebrated.
Smith started chirping which resulted in the bench’s clearing. The next at-bat, Miquel Castro threw inside and tight to Rhys Hoskins that cleared the benches again. With the victory, the .500 Phillies have claimed first place. Phillies dump the Mets. For more Phillies coverage click here.