Thanks to a great start by Jacob deGrom, a key error by Grady Sizemore, and fine performances by Jeurys Familia and Jenrry Mejia, the Mets beat the Phillies 4-1 this evening. The Mets scored first when Travis d’Arnaud plated David Wright with a single in the fourth, but the Phillies tied the game at one with a run in the top of the seventh, which scored partially because of a Lucas Duda error.
The Phillies made a far more important error, though, in the bottom of that inning. With the bases loaded and two outs in the inning—and all three Mets having reached by either a walk or hit-by-pitch—Juan Lagares popped a shallow fly ball to left-center field. Grady Sizemore got hit glove on it and should have caught it easily, but he dropped the ball. The Mets scored twice on the play, and they successfully pulled off the Little League double steal to tack on their fourth and final run of the night.
Dilson Herrera went 0-for-3 and made an error in his debut, but hey, it’s just one game.
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