New York City—- Pete Alonso and Jonathan Villar each struck an RBI single in the 8th inning to offer the New York Mets a 4-3 success over the Philadelphia Phillies in the first video game of their doubleheader Tuesday.
Dominic Smith socked an early two-run homer for the Mets, who took the opener of a four-game series in between NL East competitors in extra innings. Both games of the single-admission twinbill, reserved to comprise Monday nights rainout at Citi Field, were arranged for seven innings in keeping with a rules alter presented throughout the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.
With the Mets down a run, Alonso opened the bottom of the eighth with a sharp single off Héctor Neris (0-1) that scored placement runner Francisco Lindor from 2nd. It was New Yorks first hit given that the 2nd inning.
Jeff McNeil beat out a potential double-play ball, Michael Conforto walked and James McCanns infield single packed the bases with one out.
Villar, who entered as a pinch-runner in the seventh and remained in to play third base, lofted a full-count pitch to left-center over the head of left fielder Andrew McCutchen, playing shallow in the hopes of cutting off the winning run.
Helped by McCanns passed ball, the Phillies went ahead 3-2 in the top of the eighth against Trevor May when McCutchen scored from third on Didi Gregorius two-out infield single.
Might (1-1) started out Jean Segura with two runners in scoring position and wound up with his very first win for the Mets.
Philadelphia connected it 2-all in the sixth after Rhys Hoskins drew his very first walk of the season leading off versus reliever Miguel Castro. Hoskins bore down Bryce Harpers single that beat the shift and went to 3rd on a groundout. He scored when Segura vanquished a dribbler to third for an infield single on an 0-2 pitch.
Taijuan Walker set out eight over 4 1/3 innings in his 2nd start with the Mets, again revealing some increased speed on several pitches in his repertoire.
The right-hander was pulled following successive walks in the fifth, and the Mets left the inning with a one-run lead thanks to a fantastic defensive play by replacement 3rd baseman Luis Guillorme to thwart a double steal.
Brandon Nimmo drew a leadoff walk from Chase Anderson in the very first inning and Smith put New York on the top with his second homer this season.
Nimmo got in leading the majors with a. 565 on-base percentage. Smith, raised to 3rd in the lineup with dropping Conforto dropped to sixth, also hit a two-run shot off Anderson a week prior in Philadelphia.
Alec Bohm doubled to begin the 2nd and scored on Andrew Knapps sacrifice fly.
Anderson allowed two runs and 3 hits in four innings.
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Phillies: Knapp captured the opener, splitting doubleheader tasks with All-Star backstop J.T. Realmuto. … With reliever Archie Bradley positioned on the 10-day hurt list Sunday because of a stretched left oblique, top possibility Spencer Howard was included to the roster as the 27th male for the twinbill. The right-hander has never ever pitched in relief as a pro.
Mets: Guillorme began at 3B for J.D. Davis (bruised left hand), who is qualified to come off the injured list Saturday.
The right-hander threw 92 pitches over four innings against the Mets at home last week, allowing one run and 6 hits. He is 8-2 with a 3.26 ERA in 17 profession outings versus New York.
Mets: Marcus Stroman (1-0, 1.42) takes the ball again, two days after his start against Miami lasted just 9 pitches because the game was suspended due to rain.
Hoskins advanced on Bryce Harpers single that beat the shift and went to third on a groundout. He scored when Segura beat out a dribbler to third for an infield single on an 0-2 pitch.
The right-hander threw 92 pitches over four innings versus the Mets at house last week, enabling one run and 6 hits. He is 8-2 with a 3.26 ERA in 17 career outings versus New York. Those were the very first 2 total video games of his profession after going 135 starts without one.