What’s more depressing than getting swept by the Phillies? Beats me but as it’s 2020, it seems we’re sure to find the answer. But after the Mets’ 6-2 loss on Sunday, which dropped the team five games below .500, it feels pretty rotten in these parts right now.
Rick Porcello pitched good for five innings, which sounds okay until you realize he pitched six innings. The final line wasn’t awful – 6 IP, 4 ER, 0 BB, 6 Ks – but the Mets couldn’t do much against Zack Wheeler and ended up doing even less against the Phillies’ bullpen, which was supposed to be a giant weakness for them.
Luis Guillorme drove in both Mets runs with a single in the fourth inning, giving the Mets a 2-1 lead. But that was about it for the highlights. J.D. Davis and Robinson Cano both had two hit games. Dominic Smith’s HR streak ended but he did crack a double.