The Mets couldn’t make it three straight double-digit offensive outbursts, as they dropped the second game of the doubleheader against the Phillies, 9-6. This was the third doubleheader of the year for the Mets and all three have resulted in splits.
The game started off as a continuation of the first game, as the first three Mets to bat all hit doubles, staking Steven Matz to a 2-0 lead. But Matz had neither command nor control and gave up the lead in the bottom of the first, surrendering a three-run homer to Rhys Hoskins.
The Phillies added three more runs in the second inning, which ended up being Matz’ last inning of work. Matz will undoubtedly get another start but let’s not pretend that his pitching the last few games have merited that.
Amed Rosario and Michael Conforto were the hitting stars for the Mets. Rosario doubled twice on inside pitches, which makes you wonder about their advance scouts. Why anyone pitches him inside at this point is a mystery. Rosario finished with three runs scored. Conforto had three hits and added four RBIs.