Gut Reaction: Mets 11, Phillies 7 (9/4/17)

Mets fans were treated with a win on this Labor Day holiday. They opened their home stand with a win against their division rival Philadelphia Phillies. Behind starting pitcher Rafael Montero, they defeated the Phillies 11-7. Montero lasted 5.1 innings and allowed four earned runs. Those runs were allowed over five walks, five hits, and three strikeouts. Despite the high walk total, Montero limited the amount of runs that were able to score. If Montero were able to cut down on his walks, he’d be a much more effective pitcher.

The Mets produced phenomenally offensively today. Every starting position player had a hit today with the exception of Dom Smith. The offensive out break was fueled by four separate players who each drove in two runs. These players were Jose Reyes, Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, and Gavin Cecchini. Reyes and Cabrera each had a home run today, while Nori Aoki, Kevin Plawecki, and Juan Lagares all hit doubles. Plawecki also recorded his first career stolen base.

Out of the bullpen, there was good and bad. The bad was Paul Swald and Hansel Robles. Sewald gave up an earned run in .2 innings pitched, while Robles was unable to finish the ninth after also throwing in the eighth. He allowed two runs over 1.2 innings, and struck out three. Robles, like Montero needs to work on his control. My Gut Reaction is that today’s game was a bad sign for Robles, who needs to show maturity and growth to get more opportunities on the mound. The Mets play again tomorrow night at 7:10, when Jacob deGrom looks to earn his fourteenth win.

3 comments for “Gut Reaction: Mets 11, Phillies 7 (9/4/17)

  1. Metsense
    September 4, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Wouldn’t it be great if the Mets played the Phillies every day?
    Nimmo increased his OBA to .407 with three hits. Plawecki looked good again with two hits and a walk getting his OPS to 870 since him recent callup. He also stole a base and caught a runner stealing. Cabrera should be the third baseman when he starts. He fields the position better than anyone else on the roster.

  2. Chris F
    September 4, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    ahhh those Phitin Phils…33 games under .500. The only team we can kick to the curb. Seems like were not alone though!

  3. TexasGusCC
    September 5, 2017 at 12:48 am

    You know, right now we’re saying thank God for the Phillies, but they’re going to grow up someday and remember this…

    If I were to pick between the injuries and the team’s lack of control as the most shocking this year, I’d pick the control. This team always has injuries. But, it is mind boggling that a team that always preeches control and players that always had it, this year have absolutely lost it.

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