PHILADELPHIA-JT Realmuto hit two run homers in the eighth inning and he was followed by Rhys Hoskins and Didi Gregorius in run-scoring doubles that helped the Philadelphia Phillies rally the Mets, 5-4, on Monday night.
The Phillies chased down 4-0 before they scored five runs in the eighth against two Mets relievers. Realmuto’s first homer of the season depth in the left seat on the left field made it 4-3. Hoskins broke a tying double to leave Seth Lugo (0-1), and Gregorius tied one into the right-center gap for a 5-4 advantage.
Phillies 5, Mets 4 | Box Score | Play-by-Play
Seranthony Domínguez (1-0) scored 1 ⅓ no points in comfort innings for the win. Brad Hand worked ninth for a save.
The NL East rivalry is still heating up: The Mets played the Phillies 12 more times before the end of May. Then the season series will continue into August.
“I think we know our division is very tough and every game makes sense,” Phillies Manager Joe Girardi said. “But you can’t make more than three games in April. I mean, they were very important to us but any team probably didn’t look the way it would look in a sense in June and July because people weren’t built.
Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm made three errors in the first three innings, a poor appearance as he tried to win a third base job against rookie Bryson Stott. Edge after this defensive disaster: Stott.
Bohm made his first mistake first when he charged the ball that exploded from starter Ranger Suarez’s glove and made a wild, sidearm throw that flew into the right field. His second error was the second, a usual grounder he threw at first baseman Rhys Hoskins and into dirty territory. Bohm completed the trifecta in the third with a wide throw that pulled Hoskins out of the bag.
Lip readers ran wild when cameras caught Bohm with a few choice words after his second mistake.
The Mets, however, didn’t score a missed run on three errors.
Girardi said before the game he started Bohm over Scott because of previous success against Mets starter Taijuan Walker.
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“He had success from Walker,” Girardi said. “And as I said, they will both play. I think it’s important for them both to play. ”
Walker, however, lasted only two innings due to right shoulder irritation. He hit four, didn’t walk and threw 30 pitches, suspending all six batters before he left the game. David Peterson threw four shutout innings at high comfort and held off the Phillies.
Pete Alonso had an RBI groundout, Eduardo Escobar made it 2-0 with an RBI single to the right and Mark Canha continued his hot start with a run-scoring single from Suarez for 3- 0 lead at first. Francisco Lindor added an RBI single in the seventh to make it 4-0.
Kwan Continues the Hot Streak for the Guardians
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -The only big mistake Cleveland rookie Steven Kwan made during his first four big league games was left field, where he tried to rush a catch-and-throw to the plate and had a fly ball bounce. from the heel of his glove.
He didn’t make many mistakes with a bat in his hands.
Guardians 10, Royals 7 | Box Score | Play-by-Play
And after that trouble in the outfield Monday, the 24-year-old Oregon State returned immediately to tie a triple full on base, becoming the first player to reach base at least three times in each of his first four games while leading the rechristened Guardians to a 10-7 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
“He tried to do it quickly and hit it on the heel of his glove. But then his at-bat was terrific,” Guardians Manager Terry Francona said. “His at-bat is so good. That makes it clear. ”
It might even be better to bring up the point: Kwan went 5 for 5 and safely reached six times a day earlier, when Cleveland won a 17-3 win over the Royals. He reached base three more times and added his first three RBIs on Monday, finished the series 9 for 13, reached base with 15 of 19 plate appearances and scored four times.
“Pretty cool,” Kwan said in his usually unkind way. “Pretty surreal.”
Oscar Mercado added a two-run homer for the Guardians, who only scored once in the first two games in Kansas City but scored 27 runs in the final two. The result was a split in the season-opening set between rivals AL Central.
“I’m done trying it out,” Francona said of the disparity in scoring.
Logan Allen (1-0) earned the win on Monday with two pointless innings in comfort on his first appearance of the season.
The finale was tied 4-all in the seventh when Royals reliever Jake Brentz (0-1) gave up a single, sacrificial bunt and walk. Josh Staumont then left the bloop singles to Jose Ramirez and Franmil Reyes as Cleveland led 6-4.
The Royals loaded bases on the bottom against Bryan Shaw before Hunter Dozier hit the fly ball that Kwan dropped. When a run crossed the plate, Myles Straw passed a runner on second base in a bang-bang play that stood out in the video review. Nick Sandlin was relieved and caught Adalberto Mondesi in an inning-ending double play.
“Just trying to do a lot,” Kwan said of the fly ball that got away from him.
Don’t worry. Kwan paid for the error with his triple in the eighth inning.
“She is strong. You can already say that, ”Royals Manager Mike Matheny said.
Kwan has now lost 72 plate appearances, including Triple-A and spring training, since his last strikeout, and his 15 base times in his first four games are the most since. in the major leagues since 1901.
“There are a lot of people developing players who are in their chest right now, as they need to be,” Francona said. “I know it’s been four games, but every one of them keeps like ‘Hey, he’s going to get better, man.’ So I know they are proud. ”
Scoreboard: Box marks and summaries for the rest of Monday’s action.
Keegan Thompson was suspended
Chicago Cubs reliever Keegan Thompson was suspended for three games on Monday for hitting Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Andrew McCutchen through the pitch.
Cubs Manager David Ross has been suspended for one Major League Baseball game. Thompson and Ross were also fined an undisclosed amount.
Ross will serve his suspension Tuesday in Pittsburgh. If Thompson does not appeal the penalty, he will also begin his suspension at the opening of the series against the Pirates.
Thompson hit McCutchen in the eighth inning in Chicago’s 9-0 win at Wrigley Field on Saturday. Seats dominated and teams exchanged words but no punches were thrown.
McCutchen was the first Brewer and fourth of five players to be hit overall in the game. Thompson, who was ejected for the first time of his career, said the pitch got away from him.