Mets 5, Phillies 1
Game 35 - Saturday Night, September 5th in Flushing
Record - 19-16, 2nd Place, 2 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: The Mets didn't stop chipping away at Spencer Howard and Ranger Suarez, and the Phillies offense went 0 for 6 in this 5-1 loss to the Mets.
What It Means: The loss ended a five-game winning streak. That in and of itself wasn't good, but the Phillies also lost two outfielders in the process. Jay Bruce aggravated a quad injury and Roman Quinn exited after slamming into the outfield wall in the sixth attempting to make a catch.
What Happened: Howard went four innings and allowed 3 runs on 4 hits. Suarez made his 2020 debut and gave up 2 more runs in 1 2/3 innings of work. Rhys Hoskins scored the only run for the Phillies with a solo home run in the first.
Featured Card: Bryce Harper was ejected in the fifth for trying to ask umpire Roberto Ortiz about a questionable foul ball call. Harper hardly flipped out (see what I did there?) but his questioning was enough to earn the ejection. It was Harper's third ejection as a Phillie. Over his last 11 games, Harper is hitting .135 (5 for 37) with a double and 2 RBIs.
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