VIDEO: New York Mets Manager Luis Rojas along with stars Walter Lockett, Seth Lugo and Luis Guillorme along with Philadelphia Phillies Manager Joe Girardi share these thoughts after the Mets 6-5 loss to the Phillies in Major League Baseball action on 8/14
Anytime you see a New York Mets (9-12) and Philadelphia Phillies (6-9) game you are going to see a game that will feature some great baseball and nailbiting excitement. The Game between the Mets and the Phillies on Friday night was no exception as it was a play at the plate that determined who the winner was going to be.
Bottom of the Ninth with runners on base and Bryce Harper at the plate, with the Phillies looking to change their fortunes. Harper did his part by ripping a ball right in front of Michael Conforto, who did everything he could to get the runner Roman Quinn out at home plate. Everything was executed brilliantly and the play was so close that it went to the review booth to be looked at by Major League Baseball.
At the end of the review Quinn was called safe and the Philadelphia Phillies were able to walk off with a 6-5 victory over the New York Mets in Major League Baseball action at Citizens Bank Park. It was one of those games that if fans were in attendance it would have been half the Phillies fans going wild with joy that they were able to secure the victory and half Mets fans throwing trash on the field for feeling the heartbreak of a close call at the plate costing them a game.
This is the world of Major League Baseball everyone, and boy is it good to have these amazing games to enjoy again back on our television sets.
New York was able to do just about everything right in the series opener against their National League rivals, including getting a clutch hit from Robinson Cano, but at the end of the day it was that one really close play that ultimately cost the Mets the victory.
Cano had just returned to New York on Friday, and was able to make huge impact in his return to the team. Not only did Cano get a game-tying single, but he also recorded a solo homer in the Top of the Third Inning.
Robinson who has been dealing with a Grade 2 adductor strain since August 3, looked as if he didn’t miss a single day with the squad hitting the ball extremely hard all throughout the night. New York is happy to get the infielder back as he is their leading hitter with a .412 batting average.
Cano is going to be a great addition to what is already a potent New York offensive line and the plus for Manager Luis Rojas is that he can start Robinson both in the field and in the newly minted Designated Hitter spot that has been instituted for this Major League Baseball season.
As for the game itself, it was one of those classic bouts between the Mets and Phillies that will leave fans on the edge of their seats. It had lead changes, it had a last minute play at the plate. In the one bit of good news is that the team as a whole is starting to get the hits that they were searching for earlier in the season, those run driving hits that are essential to winning any Major League Baseball game.
Now it will be interesting to see how the team as a whole responds to tough losses. The Mets and the Phillies continue this three-game series with a game tonight (Saturday). New York is scheduled to have lefty Steve Matz (0-3, 8.20 ERA) on the hill taking on Philadelphia righty Aaron Nola (1-1, 2.79 ERA). New York has hit fairly well against Nola some of the batters to watch for will be Luis Guillorme who as a .500 average against the Philadelphia starter and Cano holds a .375 mark. Pete Alonso, Michael Conforto and Dominic Smith have all been able to record a homer against Nola.
Saturday’s (today’s) game between the Mets and the Phillies is set to start at 6:05 p.m. with the action airing on the SNY Network.
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