PHILADELPHIA – Edwin Diaz stayed in the Bullpen when everything on Monday broke up for the Mets. Lesson learned: Do not expect that the All-Star will soon be closer to more than three outs in a game.
In the end, it worked out for coach Mickey Callaway, whose decision to use Robert Gsellman to clean up the Jeurys Familia's mess in the eighth round before the Mets scored a 7: 6 win over 11 innings at Citizens Bank Park the Phillies were collecting.
Michael Conforto shot by Rhys Hoskins & # 39; glove – a mistake brought back to Juan Lagares In the eleventh round, Diaz went ahead and got three quick changes for the defense.
But it was Callaway's decision that the game was in limbo earlier and drew attention. When the Mets took sixth place in eighth place and the bases were loaded with two outs, Gsellman was called to Jean Segura when Diaz stayed in the Bullpen. Segura went to four fields to make it. Why not Diaz at this point?
"It's just something that we believe we do not have to do at this point," Callaway said. "When we come to the playoffs [Diaz]it will be available for more than three outs, but we have faith in our other guys and they have to get in there and do the work. If not, we may lose a game, but that is the reality of the situation.
Pitching pitch coach Dave Eiland said that if this had been a home game, there might have been a discussion about Diaz. He says he saw no reason for the right-hander to be summoned on Monday.
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And General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen reiterated this assessment.
"Our goal is to put all players in the best position to succeed, and Diaz showed last year that he was in that [ninth-inning] role and pitching with the type of work he had done tremendously Success, "said Van Wagenen. "It's part of our 'winning now' and 'winning in the future' models that we want this guy to be at his best not only every year but also in October as we look forward to years ahead."
Diaz, the stud that came in the winter with Robinson Cano in a blockbuster trade from the Mariners, shifted to Callaway when asked about the situation.
"They have their opinion and I have to be ready when they need me," Diaz said. "If you need three or more outs, I'll be ready."
Familia finished eighth and gave the Mets their third goal in the game. Jeff McNeil's dive stop for a 5-4-3 double match seemed to have caused Familia to skate, but a disaster ensued. Familia went the next two battles to load the bases before Gsellman stepped in and went with Segura on four pitches to force a run and built him at 6-6.
Noah Syndergaard became the third straight pitcher to flop with Jason Vargas and Jacob deGrom as the Mets put their vaunted rotation in order.
Seth Lugo's name was used as a possible replacement for the besieged Vargas, but the right-hander that night underlined its value for the metropolitan area. Lugo fired two scoreless innings of relief and handed the baton to Familia.
Syndergaard somehow survived through five innings, allowing nine hits and three walks with nine hits across 102 fields. The right-handed man had several runners in the base he set up in three of the five innings, but escaped 5-5.
Syndergaard's biggest disaster was the third when he started the inning with pitcher Aaron Nola. The Phillies achieved three runs to bind 3-3 with J.T. Realmutos two-part single made for the punch.
Brandon Nimmos solo Homer in the sixth match against relief Jose Alvarez brought the Mets with 6-5 lead. The explosion was Nimmos third this season and the second in the last four games.