The New York Mets (59-79) were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies (53-85) by a score of 9-1 at Citi Field Tuesday evening.
Jacob deGrom took the hill for the Mets tonight and had one of his worst outings of the year. DeGrom was throwing hard tonight and hit 99 mph on the gun multiple times early on but it wasn’t enough to defeat the Phillies. All in all, deGrom went 3.2 innings allowing nine runs (six earned) while walking two and striking out five.
In the top of the second inning, the Phillies scored three runs off deGrom that was aided by a two RBI single by opposing pitcher Ben Lively.
In the top of the fourth inning, the Phillies delivered the knock out blow to deGrom scoring six runs in the inning. Lively was at it again hitting a two-run home run, his second of the season.
Josh Smoker came in for deGrom in the top of the fourth and he allowed all three inherited runs to score. From there he was able to settle down and pitch 1.1 innings without allowing a run on his ledger.
That would be all for the Mets offense on this night.Ben Lively went seven innings giving up only four hits.
Wilmer Flores will be re-evaluated Thursday. He is still experiencing swelling after fouling a ball into his face.
Michael Conforto will undergo posterior capsule surgery tomorrow. He is expected to recover in six months.
The Mets will play their third game of a three game set with the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field tomorrow evening. The game has a start time of 7:10 PM. Matt Harvey (4-4, 5.97 ERA), will look to get the Mets a win against Nick Pivetta (5-9, 6.28 ERA).