VIDEO: New York Mets Manager Luis Rojas along with stars Steven Matz and Dominic Smith share these thoughts after the team’s 6-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies in MLB action on 8/15.
It was a tight game between the New York Mets (9-13) and the Philadelphia Phillies (7-9) as both teams saw some great pitching until the Sixth Inning. It was in that frame the Phillies decided to bust out their bats and break open the game earning the 6-0 victory over the Mets.
In that Sixth Inning starter Steve Matz, who has been doing really well just came undone and was not able to get the support he needed from his offense to get the win. New York wasn’t shut out thankfully as Dominic Smith lifted a two-run homer to plate the lone runs.
Philadelphia, meanwhile, continues to see some tremendous hitting early and often. In the Bottom of the Second a homer by Jean Segura gave the team an early lead. That positive score was built on in the Bottom of the Fifth on back-to-back doubles by Rhys Hoskins and Bryce Harper.
New York could not respond on the offensive side and lift their starter Matz, who had himself a solid outing. Philadelphia, meanwhile saw themselves a tremendous performance from starter Aaron Nola who went seven strong innings striking out eight batters.
The Mets will look to salvage the series finale against the Phillies on Sunday, as Rick Porcello (1-2, 5.68 ERA) takes the mound to take on former Met Zack Wheeler (2-0, 2.89 ERA). The finale between New York and Philadelphia is set for 1:05 p.m. with the action set to air on the SNY Network.
New York was able to make some pretty big moves when it came time for bolstering their prospects, as the team added Francisco Alvarez and Matthew Allan to the club’s 60-man player pool, sending both to the team’s alternate training site in Brooklyn.
Alvarez, who is the team’s Number 2 prospect is an 18-year-old catcher and Allan who is the team’s Number 5 prospect is a 19-year-old right hander will receive a great opportunity to develop with some of the other team’s top prospects and maybe-just maybe have a crack at the Mets if they show that they can do well in the big club.
There is still a lot of season left so fans are encouraged to stay tuned to see what moves the Mets will make next to not only ensure the success for this season but beyond.
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