Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Game 11 - 2021 Topps Opening Day #9 Spencer Howard

Mets 4
, Phillies 0 (Game 2 - 7 Innings)
Game 11 - Monday Night, April 13th in Flushing
Record - 6-5, Tied for 1st Place, 1 1/2 games ahead of the Marlins

One Sentence Summary:  Aaron Nola labored again and the offense was dormant again as the Mets shut out the Phillies, 4-0, sweeping both ends of the double header.

What It Means:  Not great.  The Phillies now share first place with the Mets and their 4-3 record.

What Happened:  Nola battled through five innings, giving up three runs on seven hits while striking out seven.  Unfortunately, the bats couldn't get going against Marcus Stroman, who held the Phillies to four hits over six innings.  Defensive adventures continued with Adam Haseley misjudging a ball in the fourth that might have led to three Mets runs in the inning.

Featured Card:  Top pitching prospect Spencer Howard was added as the 27th man for this double header, and Howard made his season debut relieving Nola in the sixth.  Howard gave up a run on two hits and walk and was sent back down to the alternate training camp in Lehigh Valley following the game.

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