The Mets had made Arrieta work, but hadn't scored. Porcello had dominated to this point.
Yet, the Phillies led.
On his 97th and final pitch, Arrieta hit Andres Gimenez and injured himself. He immediately pulled up and then walked gingerly off the field.
The Mets, down 4-1, had the bases loaded with one out. They faced newly entered reliever JoJo Romero.
This seemed like their opportunity to punch back and tie the game.
Instead, Wilson Ramos, who has struggled this season, hit into a 6-4-3 double play that ended the inning.
An inning later, J.D. Davis hit into an inning-ending double play with a runner on.
On this topic, we could go back to the beginning of the game.
In the first inning, Michael Conforto singled before the next two batters made outs behind him. In the second, the Mets hit consecutive singles but couldn't get a man home. In the third, the Mets loaded the bases before Pete Alonso flew out to end the inning.
The Mets on Tuesday were 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base. They collected 11 hits, but only had one run to show.
In the eighth inning, the Mets had runners on second and third with two outs after Scott Kingery's throwing error gave them life. Instead of the inning ending, they had a legitimate shot to claw back.
Gimenez rolled a ground ball to third base, but Jean Segura had to go to his right to field it. Gimenez would have been safe, allowing a run to score.
McNeil, however, had taken off from second. Segura saw this and simply tagged out McNeil at third, ending the inning and a potential rally.
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