Bruce is just a mistake hitter.
Must wins in April? They were added to his middle and pointer fingers and said he felt fine while throwing with them. "Obviously I wanted to be here more than anything and I got that opportunity".
No argument from Collins, who got just about everything he hoped for in the game before a chilled gathering of 22,243. Check. Robert Gsellman pitched into the eighth, though Hansel Robles (3-0) got the win with Addison Reed pitching a one-run ninth for his fourth save. Collins said he'd like to get Familia into a game right away, but the reliever might be eased back in with a setup role at first. "They're going to make us pay". "Carried us offensively. Certainly something to maybe get us started".
At the last instant, Reyes seemed to flinch, as if anticipating a collision with nearby catcher Travis d'Arnaud, and the ball bounced off his glove and skipped all the way into foul ground behind the first base line. Nola lost his lone career start against the Mets on September 2, 2015, when he gave up six runs over four innings as the Phillies fell 9-4 at Citi Field.
Phillies right-hander Zach Eflin, who was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley earlier in the day, allowed two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out four over five innings in his season debut. Andres Blanco came off the bench with a game-tying, two-out double in the eighth inning and Cameron Rupp followed with a sacrifice fly to right field in the 10th to key the come-from-behind win. I just lost the ball. I know [Ramos] is really a two-pitch guy.More news: More Than 1000 Palestinians In Israeli Prisons Go On Hunger Strike
OUR PICK: Given how badly both pitchers have struggled to date, the over looks like a good bet tonight.
"Coming right out of the gate, I had full control of everything", said Velasquez, who was tagged for five hits and five runs in five innings against the Mets in his previous start. Then Bruce unloaded. But they were in it thanks to Gsellman (seven innings, six hits, three runs allowed and seven strikeouts) and his sinker.
Michael Saunders led off the 10th with an infield single that ricocheted off reliever Rafael Montero's foot.
Odubel Herrera homered early for the Phillies, who took advantage of Reyes' pivotal error and handed the Mets their fourth straight defeat following a five-game winning streak. Three of the hits and the walk that Velasquez gave up in that sixth inning came with two outs, so he was begging for trouble, and, of course, he found it when he hung a first-pitch changeup to Bruce. Cespedes still leads the team with 6 Home Runs after his 3 Home Run outburst in Miami on Thursday, and also leads with 10 RBI. But I think it shows that the people respect that he is a good player. "I have to catch that ball in that situation", Reyes said. "He came around third base with a head of steam".