MetsJunkies Game Recap: Mets Lose Opener After Imploding in the Eighth

The Mets (0-1) lost to the Phillies (4-0) on opening day 2.0, after the bullpen gave up a 2-0 lead in the eight. deGrom was amazing over 6 scoreless, but May and Loup struggled in their Mets debuts to allow 5 runs (2ER) in a 5-3 loss.

Offense:

The Mets opened the score in the fourth after James McCann singled home Pete Alonso in the fourth. Later in the frame, Jacob deGrom helped his own cause with a RBI Single to score Davis.

In the ninth, the Mets got a run back after Michael Conforto RBI hit, but Alonso flied out to end the game with the tying runs on base.

Overall the Mets left 18 runners on base in the loss. A big part of why the Phillies kept in the ballgame.

Michael Conforto: 2-5, RBI, K

Jacob deGrom: 2-3, RBI, K

Pitching:

Jacob deGrom was splendid over 6 scoreless frames. Jake allowed just 3 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 7. deGrom was pumping fastballs early in the game and reached 102mph in his start.

After deGrom pitched 6 strong, Castro pitched a scoreless seventh. May and Loup weren’t as successful as they allowed a combined 5 runs (2ER) in the eight.

Defense:

Until the eight, the Mets defense was tremendous. The got Hoskins trying to get a triple with a perfect relay by Pillar and McNeil in the first.

Lindor turned a nice DP and Alonso made a great diving stop. However the big play, was a Guillorme error in the eight when he threw wide to home. McCann footwork wasn’t great on that play either. It scored the go ahead runs (2).

Next Up

Marcus Stroman will face Chase Anderson at 7:05 EST on Tuesday. The Mets will try to get on track in the 2021 season.

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