Takeaways from Monday’s game vs Phillies

The Mets win the first game of the series against the Phillies and it was a big bounce back outing for the Stony Brook lefty. In Matz’ last outing, he didn’t record a single out and all 8 batters he faced would all score in that dreadful first inning.

  • Matz was solid. The lefty went 6 innings, while striking out six and only giving up an earned run. Matz now has an ERA of 4.03 and a record of 2-1 after the win, also snapping a personal 14 straight game streak at Citi Field, in which the Mets lost.
  • Todd Frazier picked up a single, a stolen base, and played solid defense at third. While I’m not his biggest fan, it’s great to see him be productive.
  • Pete Alonso went out of the zone and drove the ball out to right field for an RBI double, the hit would drive in Brandon Nimmo. He would get hit by a pitch with the bases loaded right after McNeil in the 7th and go 1-3 with 2 RBI’s.
  • “The Buffalo” Wilson Ramos continues to hit. He had an RBI single to follow and drive in “The Polar Bear” Pete Alonso.
  • Jeff McNeil homered for the first time this season off of a Jake Arrieta cutter. The home run would put the Mets up by 3-1. Unbelievably in the 7th, McNeil would be hit in an almost identical fashion to Robinson Canó from last night. He reached base 3 times, going 2-3 on the night.
  • Juan Lagares got a much needed hit with a line drive single to centerfield, the hit would also chase Jake Arrieta out of the game. The centerfielder finished the night off going 2-4 with a run scored.
  • Mickey Callaway deserves a head nod by pawning Robinson Cano as a piece to help effort Arrieta’s departure. The moved panned out as the Mets caught a big break with the Phillies’ Cesar Hernandez committing an error which would result in 2 unearned runs.
  • Juerys Familia and Edwin Diaz each came into the game to pitch a 1-2-3 inning’s to end the game 5-1.

The Mets will send righty Zack Wheeler (1-2, 6.35 ERA) to the mound against the Phillies and Zach Eflin (2-2, 3.68 ERA) at Citi Field, 7:10 P.M.

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