Mets' Matz pulled in 1st after allowing 8 runs, fails to record out

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Steven Matz won't be framing this box score any time soon.

Tuesday evening was one to forget for the New York Mets left-hander, who was pulled after allowing eight runs to the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning while failing to record an out.

The Mets' defense didn't give him much help during the inning. Shortstop Amed Rosario committed a pair of errors while Matz was on the mound, including one on the Phillies' first at-bat that opened the floodgates.

Matz was mercifully pulled for reliever Drew Gagnon after surrendering a homer to No. 8 hitter Maikel Franco.

Gagnon recorded two outs but then gave up another two runs. When he finally ended the inning, Philadelphia had sent 14 batters to the plate and led the Mets 10-0.

Player Result Score
Andrew McCutchen Reached on E6 0-0
Jean Segura Double 0-0
Bryce Harper HBP 0-0
J.T. Realmuto 2-RBI Double 2-0
Scott Kingery 3-RBI HR 5-0
Cesar Hernandez Walk 5-0
Aaron Altherr FC - Reached on E6 5-0
Maikel Franco 3-RBI HR 8-0
Nick Pivetta* Strikeout 8-0
McCutchen* Double 8-0
Segura* Groundout 8-0
Harper* Walk 8-0
Realmuto* 2-RBI Double 10-0
Kingery* Groundout 10-0

*Batter faced Drew Gagnon

Matz became just the sixth starting pitcher since 1893 to surrender at least eight runs while failing to record an out in the first inning, according to ESPN Stats and Info. He's the first to earn the dubious distinction since Cincinnati's Paul Wilson in 2005 (Wilson did it twice in his career), and the second Mets pitcher after Bobby J. Jones had a similarly difficult outing in 1997.

All told, the Mets allowed 10 runs on six hits in the frame while committing three errors. Six of the eight runs Matz allowed were earned, swelling his ERA from 1.65 to 4.96.

Neither team emerged from the wild inning unscathed. Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo was pulled in the middle of the Phillies' 10-run outburst with what appeared to be a shoulder injury. Phillies shortstop Jean Segura, meanwhile, didn't take the field for the top of the second due to hamstring tightness; Andrew Knapp replaced him in the infield.

The Phillies went on to win the game 14-3.

Mets' Matz pulled in 1st after allowing 8 runs, fails to record out
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