Maikel Franco and Enyel De Los Santos paced the Phillies tonight against the Mets as they took game three of the series by a score of 7-3.
De Los Santos, making his Major League debut, threw 6 1/3 innings of three-run ball and picked up the win. He allowed five hits and three walks while striking out six on 94 pitches.
94 pitches ties J.A. Happ for 11th-most pitches in a Phillies debut— The Good Phight (@TheGoodPhight) July 11, 2018
Carlton Loewer leads with 115 in 1998
All-in-all, it was a very solid debut for the 22-year-old. He sat 92-95 with the fastball comfortably all night, topping out at 97. I thought he and Jorge Alfaro picked their spots fairly well in using the offspeed pitches.
The offense got to the Mets’ pitching staff early and often, tacking on runs in the second, third, fifth and sixth innings.
After getting through a scoreless first, Mets starter Drew Gagnon allowed two baserunners then hung a 1-1 breaking ball to Franco who put it into the left field bleachers to give the Phillies a 3-0 lead.
Then in the third, Nick Williams lined a two-run single to left-center to extend the lead to 5-0.
The Mets would respond with a run of their own in the bottom of the third, but not without trying to kill Rhys Hoskins in the process. Amed Rosario skied a ball to deep left that hit the wall on the fly, and Hoskins leaped to make the catch but instead went face first into the wall (video). He lost his hat and, at first glance, looked like he lost a tooth, but upon further review it was just a piece of gum. Anyways, Rosario wound up with a triple and would be subsequently knocked in by Gagnon on a sac fly to make it 5-1.
Odubel Herrera got that run back two innings later when he took Gagnon deep to right-center in the fifth and made it a 6-1 game.
Odubel Herrera hits a solo homer to right in the fifth. He has hit a career-high 16 homers this season.— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) July 11, 2018
Franco drove in his fourth run of the night in the sixth when he singled in Scott Kingery, making the score 7-1.
Despite allowing the one run earlier, De Los Santos encountered no real trouble during the game until the seventh inning. He walked Jose Reyes to open the inning, then Rosario tripled two batters later to score him and make it 7-2. That concluded De Los Santos’s night as he gave way to Mark Leiter. Leiter got Michael Conforto to ground out for the second out of the inning, but Rosario scored, reducing the lead to four.
- Rhys has officially ditched the double-flapped helmet and is now sporting just the one flap on his left side. It looks like he adjusted seamlessly, tallying three hits
- Alfaro was the first Phillie to be hit by a pitch twice in a single game this season
EXTRA, EXTRA: The Phillies have collected at least one extra-base hit in 86 consecutive games (since 4/4), which is the longest extra-base hit streak in the majors this season.— Larry Shenk (@ShenkLarry) July 11, 2018