Rays starter Tyler Glasnow came firing out of the gate as he pretty much breezed through the first three innings. However, the Mets would tag Glasnow in the fourth as Kevin Pillar would single to reach base after retiring the first 14 batters.
Jonathan Villar would follow Pillar with a two-run shot to give the Mets the 2-0 lead.
David Peterson would put on a clinic of his own. The left-hander retired 17 straight at one point, then came along catcher Mike Zunino with a solo shot in the Eighth. While Peterson was pitching an excellent game, Luis Rojas mysteriously had no one ready in the bullpen.
Kevin Padlo would follow Zunino with his first Major League hit, a double. Rojas would eventually bring in Trevor May to relieve Peterson and May labor in 0.2 innings.
After getting Randy Arozarena to line out to Villar at third, Manuel Margot would go down the same line but with a double to tie the contest at two. Margot is now currently hitting an astronomical .388 against the Mets.
Shockingly, Rojas would still not have any arms ready in the pen. Fortunately, May would finally put down Austin Meadows via strike out to end the bottom half of the eighth.
After a two-out hit by Pillar as well Villar reaching base via error, James McCann would ground out to first base to end the inning and rally.
While we’ve given Miguel Castro a ton of praise on MetsJunkies.com, this evening Castro would load up the bases. With left-handed hitting Joey Wendle coming up to bat, that would get Luis Rojas to bring in lefty Aaron Loup.
However, Brett Phillips would turn out to be the hero for the Rays as he hit a single into right field to win the game. Castro would get the loss as the Mets fall to 18-14, however still hold a lead over the Phillies in the NL East.
David Peterson-7.1, 4 H’s, 2 ER’s, 2 BB’s, 9 K’s.
Kevin Pillar-2-4, 1 run.
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