For 5.2 innings, it seemed as if Zack Wheeler would have a shutout performance. After a rough first start, Wheeler bounced back solidly. He allowed only four hits and struck out four over 85 pitches. He will unfortunately be charged with three earned runs after leaving in the bottom of the sixth with two outs. Hansel Robles then proceeded to surrender a grand slam on the first pitch he threw on the night. For Wheeler, winning his first game since 2014 is a major step in coming back from Tommy John surgery.
Other than Robles stumbling, the bullpen was satisfactory . My gut reaction is that Robles was ineffective tonight due to him being used the previous two nights. While this is no excuse for Robles, it may simply have been too much work for him on too little rest. Jerry Blevins and Fernando Salas produced their typical effective outings, and Addison Reed came on to make the save.
While the Mets did not club 20 runs like they did Tuesday night, they were formidable enough to get the job done. Michael Conforto accepted the lead off role, hitting a home run and a single in the role. Yoenis Cespedes contributed a double, while Asdrubal Cabrera, Jay Bruce, and Neil Walker each produced a hit. All five Mets runs were drove in by the opening three in the line up. Conforto drove in one, while Cespedes and Cabrera each drove in a pair.
The Mets swept the three game series from the Phillies, and have won four straight overall. Next, the Mets will go down to Miami to get their second go around against the Marlins. The series starts tomorrow night at 7:10 when Robert Gsellman takes the mound.