Mets' Matz pulled in 1st after allowing 8 runs, fails to record out
Steven Matz won't be framing this box score any time soon.
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.
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.
|Andrew McCutchen||Reached on E6||0-0|
|J.T. Realmuto||2-RBI Double||2-0|
|Scott Kingery||3-RBI HR||5-0|
|Aaron Altherr||FC - Reached on E6||5-0|
|Maikel Franco||3-RBI HR||8-0|
*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.
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