The Mets dropped the rubber game of the series to the Phillies, 4-0, Wednesday night. It was the 12th time this season that the Mets have been shut out.
Noah Syndergaard was victimized by the gopher ball, as he allowed two homers in his four innings of work. Neither one seemed to be particularly well struck and both landed in the first row of the right field stands. A high pitch count led the Mets to pinch hit for Syndergaard in the top of the fifth inning. In 20.1 IP against the Phillies this year, Syndergaard allowed 13 ER for a 5.75 ERA. Against the rest of baseball, he has a 2.95 ERA.
The less said about the Mets’ offense tonight the better. Six pitchers combined on the shutout. Starter Zach Eflin was pulled after five innings because he, too, had a high pitch count thanks to three walks and nine strikeouts. Mets batters could not lay off his offspeed stuff and consistently went down swinging on pitches out of the strike zone.
Amed Rosario, with three hits and two stolen bases, was the lone bright spot for the offense.