Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Amed Rosario's First Homer Leads Mets Over Phillies

Amed Rosario's First Homer Leads Mets Over Phillies

The Mets have out-homered the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park 17-3 this season.

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman/outfielder Rhys Hoskins is hitting fourth on Friday against the New York Mets. The Mets have an opening for some playing time after trading outfielder Jay Bruce to Cleveland on Wednesday night.

NY has thoroughly outplayed the Phillies in this series, however the Mets have struggled with Matz on the mound.

It will be the second highly anticipated call-up for the Mets in August.

Rosario lined a 2-1 fastball from Phillies closer Hector Neris (4-5) into the right field seats to break a tie. Neil Walker went 2 for 4 with an RBI of his own, while Asdrubal Cabrera went 2 for 2 with a double.

The Mets (51-61) won their second straight and their fifth straight at Citizens Bank Park over the Phillies (42-71).

The New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies square off in game three of a four game NL East division set in Major League Baseball action on Saturday evening.

One of the Phillies' few victories against the Mets this season came July 2 when rookie Nick Pivetta made the best start of his short major league career.

Philadelphia ended up scoring five runs off Mets starter Seth Lugo, who allowed eight hits and walked four in 5 1/3 innings.

Box scores generally have not looked as pretty for Pivetta since that outing. He gave up seven hits, walked two batters and struck out four as his ERA climbed to 6.09. It was Conforto's team-leading 25th home run of the season and fourth in six games.

"It's never a good feeling when you leave your bullpen out like that", Pivetta told The Mets righty has made just one appearance against the Phillies, on September 22, 2016.

Jorge Alfaro went 1-5 with three strikeouts.

The Friday start will be the 12th of the season for Lugo, who missed the first two months to an elbow injury.

Amed Rosario had his first multi-hit game of his young major-league career, two singles and his first major league home run. With home runs from Conforto and Yoenis Cespedes, the Mets continued their bombardment of this bandbox with 54 homers over their last 24 games here.

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