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This is how the NY Mets beat themselves in crucial loss to Phillies

By Justin Toscano, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) on

Published in Baseball

On the very next pitch, Didi Gregorius took Porcello's 81 mph changeup at the bottom of the zone and launched it over the right-field wall.

Porcello, who is from Chester, knew it was gone, too. Right as Gregorius connected, Porcello crouched and popped back up in frustration.

The Mets, who had trailed by a run, were now down three.

Multiple times, Porcello allowed damage with two outs (more soon on the other situation). Davis, who made a couple good plays at third in this game, might have been partially to blame for the two runs that scored in the fifth. Had he made the play, the inning would have ended.

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Porcello had cruised. His counterpart, Jake Arrieta, required 68 pitches to complete three innings. Porcello only needed 43.

 

In a scoreless game, Porcello continued rolling in the fourth inning. He retired the first two Phillies on groundouts as he looked to get the bats back to the plate.

He then issued a walk. And allowed a double. And walked another.

Suddenly, the bases were loaded for pinch-hitter Adam Haseley. You can probably guess what happened next, as the Mets have been a mix of unlucky and bad this season.

Haseley drove in two runs with a single.

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