The Phillies started their season series against NL East rival New York Mets with Sexy, 5-4, coming from behind win Monday night at Citizens Bank Park. Attendance was 22,317.
The Phils hit all of their goals during a five-round eighth which included a two-round Homer by JT Realmuto, an RBI double-tied match by Rhys Hoskins and an RBI double by Didi Gregorius.
Alec Bohm started his green light career with a preliminary run. In the field, he had a night to forget.
Phillies 3-1. Mets 3-2. The two teams have played 18 more times this season.
Difficult night for Suarez
After what Ranger Suarez did last season, there has been a lot of anticipation for his appearance this season. Did not live up to the hype. He gave up five strokes and three runs in 2 and 3 runs. He threw 63 shots, about what was expected because he had an abbreviated spring training.
All three runs that Suarez allowed came in the first half after he failed to put up a potential double play ball which at third base ended up bum throwing it away as the Mets put the sprinters on the start and second without a win.
Tough night for Owl
Bohm had some record (4 vs 10 with double and Homer) against Mets player Taiguan Walker so he started at third base.
Defense was a problem for Bohm last season and it was again this season that he made three throwing errors. Bohm had five more chances in position, including a double start in fifth, but the three fouls were amazing.
Manager Joe Girardi has called Bohm a “work in progress” defensively, but can the Phillies afford that work in the majors if they are to become the opposing team they hope to be?
Ironically, Baum never confronted Walker. The right-handed Mets left the match after two rounds with a so-called shoulder irritation.
Bohm had a good game on the board. He doubled and walked twice against the Bulls Mets. He’s made it to base in all six of his games on the board this season with singles, twos and three walks.
Nick Nelson, who was picked in an unofficial deal with the Yankees, looked good at resting Suarez. In his first act of the season, he made four runs and only allowed a hit, a walk and a run. Hit two and fastball showed 98 mph and a good change.
Nelson was loyal to the Yankees. Al Velez heightened his roles with the idea that he could act as a starter if help was needed in this area.
Give him a helping hand
Manager Joe Girardi used Brad Hand for the rescue and put the Jeurys Familia into ninth. There was no immediate word on the availability of the nearest Cory Nebel.
The series continues on Tuesday evening. Zach Wheeler will make his first appearance of the season against Mets right-back Taylor Miguel (1-0, 0.00).
Girardi indicated that he was planning to give rising midfielder Simone Museotti his first major league game on Tuesday night. Double A’s Muzziotti was called up when Mickey Monyak fell with a broken hand on the last day of spring training.
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