The Phillies lost both games of a day/night doubleheader with the New York Mets on Tuesday, handing the Mets sole possession of first place in the National League East in the process.
Free agent signee Chase Anderson held New York to two runs through four innings in game one, and the Phils later tied things up in the sixth on an Andrew Knapp sacrifice fly. Things started looking up in extra innings, as Jean Segura’s infield single in the eighth put the Phillies up 3-2 temporarily. However, Hector Neris ran into trouble in the bottom half of the frame when a Pete Alonso single scored Francisco Lindor to tie the game at three, and Jonathan Villar walked it off with a bases loaded single.
Game two brought a less exhilarating bout, as Aaron Nola struggled mightily through five innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk, while hurling 92 pitches. Spencer Howard would go on to give up an RBI single to Brandon Nimmo in the sixth to end the scoring, with the Phillies ultimately losing 4-0.
Tomorrow night brings more hope to the Phillies faithful, as Zack Wheeler looks to continue his red-hot start to the season against Mets left-hander David Peterson. The Phillies will look to salvage the final two contests of their four game set against New York in the next two days, and in doing so pull back into a tie atop the NL East.