Gut Reaction: Mets 7, Phillies 2 (4/8/16)

The Mets’ offense came alive, scoring in three different innings and putting up crooked numbers in two of them, which led to a 7-2 win over the Phillies in the team’s home opener on Friday afternoon.

  • New York pounded out nine hits, with Michael Conforto and Neil Walker contributing two apiece. Conforto had 3 RBIs and Walker scored twice and drove in two.
  • Jacob deGrom again didn’t have peak 2015 velocity but it’s hard to argue with the results. He notched 6 IP, 1 ER, 0 BB and 6 Ks. But it wasn’t all roses, as he left the game early with a right lat strain.
  • Jim Henderson looked good again, as he struck out two of the three batters he faced.
  • Hansel Robles and Antonio Bastardo made their season debuts. Robles allowed an unearned run and needed Jerry Blevins to come in and bail him out. Bastardo gave up a hit but struck out two batters.

9 comments for “Gut Reaction: Mets 7, Phillies 2 (4/8/16)

  1. Steve S.
    April 8, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Good win over a hapless Phillies’ bullpen, but please tell me that David Wright will stop double tapping on grounders! Is it that hard to bread this habit?!

    • Steve S.
      April 8, 2016 at 5:36 pm


  2. Chris F
    April 8, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Great day..

    The problem with Wright is compounding.

    • Chris B
      April 8, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      Being at the game and seeing Wrights arm in person was concerning. The ball doesn’t zip across the diamond like it used to..and Wright is a step slower than he used to be.

      Translate..more baserunners for opponents.

      Great atmosphere at the park today.

      • Chris F
        April 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm

        Awesome Chris B. The zip is gone, thats for sure.

  3. EddieMetz
    April 8, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    David Wright should get a 1B mitt and learn the position.
    He could play some vs lefties with Duda sitting on occasion, also DH vs AL.
    My guess is that if he does both, he could play maybe 85 games at 3B, 20 at 1B, 15 as DH. The games he misses at 3rd, Flores can play there. Good for the team, good for the Captain.

    Think Harvey is not going to be motivated next start after seeing the long haired twins (Thor & deGrom) kick some butt ?? Hope Matz does same as those guys.

  4. TexasGusCC
    April 9, 2016 at 1:57 am

    After watching the Dodgers’ field leaders tonight, I think I will lay off Terry Collins a bit. We are all going to hear how Dave Roberts took out a kid making his first ever MLB start as he was throwing a no-hitter but the kid is coming off recent TJ surgery. But still, he was trying to accomplish something that hasn’t been done in 125 years and only the second time ever. Was he tiring? Was he able to continue? Wow.

    But more comically, after Roberts gets tossed and Bob Geren takes the reins, the Giants have a righty on the hill and a lefty warming up. Geren sends up Carl Crawford trying to entice Bochy into bringing in the lefty. Bochy leaves in the righty anyway, and Geren pulls Crawford to put in Kiki Hernandez as a pinch hitter, a righty batter against the righty pitcher. LOL! Bochy sneered at Geren: ‘Nice try buddy’. Giants won the management battle and the game. Man, nothing beats a smart manager.

  5. DED
    April 9, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Seeing Jim Henderson hatless in a postgame interview raised memories of a guy I knew back in college, who will remain nameless here.

    The memory crystalized into: “fire up that bong, man!” Which is why he’s nameless today, you never know.

  6. James Preller
    April 9, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Off-Topic: I hate the decision to go to a strict platoon in LF.

    To limit Conforto in favor of Juan Lagares.

    Let’s put this away and look back in ten years. People will just shake their heads at the stupidity of it.

    Look, I’m all for using the Mets 4th OF. Rest Granderson, rest Cespedes, rest Conforto vs. LHP. Get him in there against those guys. But to take it out on Conforto, and limit his development, is obscene and absurd.

    The silver lining here is that just because TC says it now, we all know that things can change with a simple phone call.

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