Phillies Final: New York Mets Sweep the Phillies Outta Queens

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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.  

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. 

How They Scored

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)

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WP: Max Scherzer (5-2) | LP: Taijuan Walker (4-3) | SV: Drew Smith (2)

TOG: 2:32 | ATT: 38,302

Player of the Game

NYM SP Max Scherzer- 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K

What’s on Deck?

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.