VIDEO: New York Mets Manager Luis Rojas along with stars Rick Porcello, Luis Guillorme and J.D. Davis share these thoughts after the team’s 6-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies in MLB action on 8/16
Anytime the New York Mets (9-14) take on the Philadelphia Phllies (8-9) one can always expect a hard fought series between these two teams. This latest three game stand at Citizens Bank Park was no different with New York getting swept by Philadelphia.
In the finale played today (Sunday) the Mets once again could not get the bats going in support of their pitching rotation, and fell by the score of 6-2 in Major League Baseball action. On the mound for New York was Rick Porcello, who tossed six innings striking out six batters and giving up 10 hits.
The number 10 is not a number that you want to see when you are a starting pitcher, especially with a team like the Phillies who have the type of hitters who are able to drive in runs. Also not helping New York were two errors and all that led to another tough loss for the guys on what is going to be a really long road stretch.
New York was able to see two key contributions from the bats as Luis Guillorme was able to plate in the first two runs in the game on a single in the Fourth Inning. Philadelphia used a huge Bottom of the Sixth Inning, as a double from Alec Bohm and a homer from Andrew McCutchen gave them the lead.
All of these runs came in support of former Met Zack Wheeler, who went seven innings, striking out four batters and giving up six runs in what was his third win of a still young season.
Philadelphia never looked back as they were able to add onto their lead and closed the game out to complete the sweep for the Mets. This road for New York isn’t going to get any easier as they now head to Miami where they take on a very strong Marlins team for a four-game series starting on Monday.
Taking the mound for New York will be righty Robert Gsellman (0-0, 9.00 ERA) who is set to take on Miami starter Jordan Yamamoto (0-0, 9.82 ERA).
Gsellman who is making his second start for New York, started to get stretched out by the team last Wednesday, when he threw 33 pitches against the Nationals. As for Yamamoto, he has been known to give up home runs, so this maybe a great pitcher for the Mets bats to feast on.
For Jordan, he surrendered four homers in 7 13 innings this season. One of the Mets bats that have fared well against the Marlins righty is Brandon Nimmo who has a .500 average and Wilson Ramos who has a .333 average.
The game between the Mets and the Marlins is scheduled to start at 7:10 p.m. with the action airing on the SNY Network.
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