Philadelphia Phillies starter Taijuan Walker allowed three earned runs over four subpar innings against his former team on Thursday. The New York Mets won the game 4-2 and completed a three-game sweep of the Phils.
The Phillies bats were once again silenced despite jumping out to a 2-0 lead thanks to some classic baseball plays by Trea Turner, Bryce Harper, and Nick Castellanos. On the hill, Walker once again struggled, allowing on two-hits but walking three in his mere four innings.
A Trea Turner single, Bryce Harper walk, double steal and an E-2 have the Phillies on the scoreboard in the first inning.Nick Castellanos' sac fly makes it 2-0.— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) June 1, 2023
A Trea Turner single, Bryce Harper walk, double steal and an E-2 have the Phillies on the scoreboard in the first inning.Nick Castellanos' sac fly makes it 2-0.
The loss puts the Phillies record at 25-31 and only a half-game ahead of the Washington Nationals for last place in the National League East.
Here’s a closer look at how they scored, stats and facts from the game, and what’s on deck for the Phillies.
PHI T1: Trea Turner steals 3rd, Bryce Harper steals 2nd, Turner scores, Harper to 3rd on a throwing error by C Francisco Alvarez (PHI-1, NYM-0)
PHI T1: Nick Castellanos hits a sacrifice fly to CF, Harper scores (PHI-2, NYM-0)
NYM B3: Jeff McNeil singles to CF, Brandon Nimmo scores, Francisco Lindor to 3rd (PHI-2, NYM-1)
NYM B4: Mark Canha homers to LF, Starling Marte scores (PHI-2, NYM-3)NYM B6: Mark Vientos hits a sacrifice fly to CF, Brett Baty scores (PHI-2, NYM-4)
WP: Max Scherzer (5-2) | LP: Taijuan Walker (4-3) | SV: Drew Smith (2)
TOG: 2:32 | ATT: 38,302
NYM SP Max Scherzer- 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K
Another strong outing for Max Scherzer 🔥 pic.twitter.com/HedWWy7ejE— SNY Mets (@SNY_Mets) June 1, 2023
Another strong outing for Max Scherzer 🔥 pic.twitter.com/HedWWy7ejE
The Phillies travel to Washington, DC for a three-game weekend series against the last place Washington Nationals. The Phillies will start Zack Wheeler against Washington’s Josiah Gray on Friday’s opener. The Phillies sit one-game ahead of the Nats in the NL East standings.