NEW YORK (AP) – Kyle Schwarber hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning Saturday night as the Philadelphia Phillies returned from being a no-hit by beating the New York Mets 4-1.
Held without a hit by five Mets pitchers in a 3-0 loss Friday night, the Phillies broke through as Nick Castellanos led the second with a single.
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Mets starter Taijuan Walker and reliever Trevor May made the Phillies blank through six innings before JT Realmuto pulled a one-out walk in the seventh from Adam Ottavino (1-1).
Schwarber, who came in Saturday and hit .164, followed by homering to right midfield for a 2-1 lead. Alec Bohm went on to score as Odubel Herrera chased Ottavino with a two-out double.
Rhys Hoskins homered leading from the eighth.
Six Phillies pitchers combined on a four-hitter.
James Norwood (1-0) beat one in a perfect sixth. The Mets put two on with two outs in the eighth against Jeury’s Familia before Corey Knebel went in and went from pinch-hitter JD Davis.
But Knebel got Brandon Nimmo grounded on the next lane, then worked around a Francisco Lindor single in the ninth to earn his fourth save.
Philadelphia starter Kyle Gibson made a throwing error in the fifth that put up an undeserved run.
Gibson allowed two hits and went five with three strikeouts over 4 1/3 innings.
Walker, who was activated from the injury list before the game after being out of the game since April 12 with bursitis in his right shoulder, allowed two hits and went two with one strikeout over five innings.
A BLAME FOR SHOWALTERS THOUGHTS
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Mets manager Buck Showalter did not spend too much time reflecting on seeing a team on his pitch be a no-hitter for just the second time – the first being by the New York Yankees’ Jim Abbott against Cleveland on September 4, 1993.
“You do not think too much of those things – I do not know, do you have to have one every two years?” said Showalter. “It’s rare, and it was fun, and I loved (how) the players and the fans got a real kick out of it. I was a little curious about how they would react. I thought they reacted perfectly.”
NO-NO TO CHANGE IT
Phillies manager Joe Girardi used the same lineup he did in Friday’s no-hitter. It’s the first time in this century that a team has started the exact same lineup game after being no-hit.
“Same lineup? Yes, they have deadlines,” Girardi said. “That’s the bottom line.”
Phillies: AF Mickey Moniak (broken right hand) has started swinging and throwing lightly. Moniak was hit in the hand by a pitch in a showdown on April 7th.
Mets: RHP Sean Reid-Foley left in the middle of a match against JT Realmuto in the eighth. Reid-Foley shot high on a 2-0 count and immediately made signs for a coach. … JD Davis (left ankle) appeared in a game for the first time since he was hit in the left ankle on Wednesday by a pitch from St. Louis Cardinals’ Genesis Cabrera.
Phillies: RHP Zach Eflin (1-1, 3.20 ERA) lasted six innings in beating the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday – his longest start since July 8 last year.
Mets: RHP Max Scherzer (3-0, 1.80 ERA) has not lost in his last 23 starts, the longest streak since Walker Buehler went 23 straight starts without a loss for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2019-2021.
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