Phillies lose a heartbreaker, 8-7 to the New York Mets. I can sum this game up in two words, Rhys Hoskins. Hoskins pulled off a legendary bonehead play when he misplayed an easy out and threw a hissy fit to allow Johnathan Villar to score. Hoskins then hit an apparent game-tying home run that was overturned into a double.
The Citizen’s Bank Ground Rules state that if a ball hits the short area before the seats and caroms back on the field, it is a live ball and still in play. The umpires originally called it a home run then reviewed it.
David Peterson (5 innings, 4 hits, 1 earned run, 2 walks, and 8 strikeouts) gave up a lead-off home run to Andrew McCutcheon but settled in and, at one point struck out five in a row. Zach Eflin went six innings allowing 10 hits, 2 earned runs, and striking out 7.
Eflin probably could have gone seven but the defense behind him was, shall we say, less than stellar.
McCutcheon and Harper had miscues and factor in the Hoskins gaffe. McCutcheon made up for it with the homer. Didi Gregorius went yard for a three-run Jack and Roman Quinn had the defensive play of the game throwing out a runner at the plate in the second. Phillies lose a heartbreaker.
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