February 7, 2023

What to watch as Phillies attempt to not lose series against Mets

Photo via The Good Phight

The 6-5 Philadelphia Phillies can drop to .500 with a loss Wednesday loss to the 4-3 New York Mets.

Here’s what to watch:

Swept in doubleheader

Yesterday wan’t great for the Phils as the Mets swept them in a doubleheader.

Game one ended up going into extras with a runner begins the inning at second when. Jonathan Villar singled into left with the bases full to walk it off.

In that game, the Phillies got a run home in the top of the eighth to break a 2-2 tie. Hector Neris was called to face Pete Alonso with a runner on second and no outs in the bottom of the inning. Alonso tied the game on a base hit. The Mets then loaded the bases on a fielder’s choice, a walk and a single eventually won it on a bases-loaded single by Villar. The Phillies had taken the lead on a two-out hit by Didi Gregorius in the top of the eighth. Earlier, Jean Segura tied the game at 2-2 with an infield hit with two outs in the sixth inning.

Game two wouldn’t be as much of a heartbreaker, but still a bad game with a 4-0 loss.

Offense was a problem all night for the Phillies. They struck out 14 times in the first game and had just six hits, only one for extra bases.

In the nightcap, they had just six singles and did not draw a walk. Two of those singles came with two outs in the final inning.

Wheels looks to improve after last start

Zack Wheeler had a very off night in Atlanta a few nights ago.

He pitched 4.2 innings, allowed 7 hits, 3 earned runs, 1 homer, and walked 4.

He was taken out so early because manager Joe Girardi mistakenly used a second mound visit during the fifth inning, forcing Wheeler out of the game.

Wheeler will pitch in front of his former team for the first time in front of fans.





When: 7:10 P.M. E.S.T.

Where: Citi Field

Broadcast: NBC Sports Philadelphia

Radio: 94.1 WIP

Social media coverage: Philly Sports Reports’ Twitter & Instagram.

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