Only the Mets can steal a spotlight from another day filled with Yankees damage damage.
Steven Matz started the start of horrors on Tuesday's game against the Phillies, as roller-coaster Mets pitcher gave eight runs, all but two got, without recording a single out. The line, combined with a pair of mistakes from Amed Rosario, shot Matz's ERA from 1.65 to 4.96.
Mickey Callaway went to Matz of his suffering after 31 pitches, replaced by reliever Drew Gagnon, but not before the starter became second Mets & # 39; pitcher to give eight runs in an inning: Bobby Jones was made against Braves in September, 1997.
To make things worse, Brandon Nimmo left the game around the same time as Matz, because of what appeared to be a severe shoulder injury. Nimmo's status is unclear at this time.
Mets almost escaped inning, down 1