The Mets jumped out to a 3-0 lead but Noah Syndergaard and four relievers allowed 10 runs over a five-inning span, leading to a 10-7 win by the Phillies. Philadelphia took the crucial three-game series, 2-1.
Wilson Ramos and Robinson Cano homered in back-to-back ABs in the first inning, staking the Mets to an early lead. But it was mostly downhill from there.
Syndergaard pitched just five innings and was pinch-hit for in the bottom of the fifth. Ordinarily it might be worth a complaint to yank him after 78 pitches. But after he gave up runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings, it was difficult to be too upset with the decision.
Paul Sewald, Luis Avilan, Justin Wilson and Tyler Bashlor provided little relief, as they combined to allow six runs in 1.2 IP.
The Mets certainly had their chances, as 14 LOB would indicate. But the offense put up seven runs so it’s hard to blame them. This loss falls on the pitching.