The Mets beat the Phillies in the rubber game of the series on Sunday night 8-7. The Mets came back with 6 runs in the eight, party on Jose Alvarado his line.
David Peterson got the start and started his day in trouble. After a lead off homerun from McCutchen, Peterson got help from a sparkling stop by McNeil to start an inning ending double play.
After that, Peterson settled in over 5 strong innings of one run ball. He allowed 4 hits and 2 walks, while striking out eight.
The Mets tied it in the third with a Michael Conforto RBI Single to score McNeil. They added another run in the top of the sixth after an Eflin error scored Pillar.
After Peterson was done, the Mets brought in Miguel Castro, who has been great. Castro allowed a three run homerun by Didi Gregorius to give the Phillies a 4-2 lead. After Jacob Barnes had a clean seventh, the Mets came to bat in the eight.
Pillar leaded off the eight with his first homerun as a Met off Brandon Kintzler. Pillar had a terrific day going 3 for 5 to replace Nimmo.
That’s when it started to get odd. With Villar at first, Pereza hit a shot of the glove of Hoskins. Villar went to third and kept an eye on Hoskins who lollipoped it to the second baseman with a ton of frustration. Villar went on to go home on the play to tie the game. Great baserunning by the Birthday boy Villar.
Jonathan Villar caught the Phillies sleeping 😴 pic.twitter.com/uBt3UsF0zo— ESPN (@espn) May 3, 2021
After the Villar play the Phillies brought in Mets enemy Jose Alvarado who helped the Mets a ton. McNeil singled (one of his four hits), followed by walks to Lindor and Conforto to bring home a run. Alvarado was out but the Mets didn’t stop hurting him with a bases loaded 3 run double to score three (all charged to Alvarado).
Pete Alonso frozen rope 🥶— ESPN (@espn) May 3, 2021
Bases clearing double puts the Mets up four. pic.twitter.com/YWhnq1WhFl
After a clean eight by May, Diaz came in, in a non save opportunity and struggled allowing 3 runs on two hits and a walk. Hoskins thought he homered to tie the game but the call was overturned to a double. Huge
Umpires originally ruled that this was a home run for Rhys Hoskins, which would've tied the game.— ESPN (@espn) May 3, 2021
The call was overturned and ruled a ground-rule double. pic.twitter.com/iKIp6igtbu
Rojas brought in Familia who ended the game by striking out Bryce Harper. What a crazy game and crazy ending but a win is a win.
The Bullpen has been great this year so taking a win on hick ups from two of there main arms is huge. The Mets are now back at 500 and tied with the Nats on top of the NL East. They will start a 4 game series against the Cardinals on Monday.
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