The New York Mets spent all night searching for a big hit with runners in scoring position. When down to their last out in the top of the ninth against the Philadelphia Phillies, Robinson Cano came through to tie the game. Unfortunately, all it did was extend the contest another half-inning as Bryce Harper walked it off with an RBI single against Seth Lugo in the bottom of the inning.
Wilson Ramos’ slowness in all aspects is killing the #Mets
— Benjamin Weingarten (@bhweingarten) August 15, 2020
The laziness of Wilson Ramos gave the Phillies a win as Michael Conforto had Roman Quinn out by 10 feet at home plate. Ramos attempted to reach across home plate to place the tag, but Quinn snuck his hand in there to give the Phillies a much-needed win.
The Mets were in a 5-4 hole due to the start of Walker Lockett. He was tasked with the tough role of replacing an injury Jacob deGrom, who was scratched with a neck issue. Lockett survived through four innings, but manager Luis Rojas attempted to push his luck for another inning due to the low pitch count. J.T. Realmuto made him pay with a three-run home run to continue his hot 2020 season.
Get a Job Done
Between the horrid Phillies bullpen and even worse Mets hitting with runners in scoring position, there was no reason for them to lose this game. The Mets went 2-for-16 with runners in scoring position, leaving ten runners on base. Pete Alonso led the way with 8, as he continued to prove why he should be nowhere near the three spot in the order.
Dominic Smith and Robinson Cano finally got the chance to team up and lead the Mets offense. They both homered, and it was Cano’s first game off the Injured List. Luis Guillorme also recorded three hits and is 9-for-19 on the season.