Rhys Hoskins got the last laugh after all.
The Phillies Slugger got a rematch with last night's Jacob Rhame on the ninth inning Wednesday and retaliated with a split Homer who brought the icing on the Mets. 6-0 defeat at Citi Field.
The Mets missed a triple sweep, one night they were silent against Vince Velasquez and the Phillies Bullpen.
Before the game, there was a lot of talk about possible retaliatory attacks by the Phillies over Rhame's headhunting last night on Hoskins, but fireworks never happened.
And yet Hoskins surrounded the base in slow motion with a deliberate home race, gesturing into the right field after shooting Rhame deep into the ninth. [1
Tensions escalated one night before Rhame struck Hoskin's head with nine runs in the ninth inning. Rhame's subsequent field was extremely hip for Hoskins.
The Phillies drilled Jeff McNeil and Pete Alonso in the first two games of the series and continued the trend of Mets clubs. When entering the game, the Mets were hit by 15 pitches leading the National League.
"If you feel that people deliberately throw you, you probably feel the need to protect your players," said coach Mickey Callaway. "At this point, we just go out and beat people and win and continue playing pitches when we hit. If they want to beat us and put on a runner, we'll beat a homer and beat a grand slam. At the moment, I do not feel that we intentionally intended anything that justifies anything on our part.
The Phillies did not seem to believe the idea that Rhames pitches were flaws.
"I'll just talk and I say, I'm still pretty upset about how the game of the night ended [Tuesday]," said Phillies coach Gabe Kapler.
On Wednesday, the Phillies broke the game in eighths, scoring three goals in five goals against Robert Gsellman, who had recently recovered from a tough track to start the season. Hoskins & # 39; Triple, leading before the inning – a ball that Brandon Nimmo could not quite reach in the middle – unleashed the rally.
Jason Vargas gave the Mets a chance by allowing a well-earned run in three hits and two walks over 4² / ₃ innings. The Lefty was removed from 89 fields in the fifth with two exits, after he had pulled Bryce Harper (for the second time) with two runners on the base. Vargas & # 39; ERA fell from 9.58 to 7.20, which was his best performance this season.
Harper's RBI doubled the Mets in the first race in a 1-0 hole, but the damage could have increased. Instead, Vargas pulled out Maikel Franco and Cesar Hernandez in a row to escape the inning. The only other sound of the Phillies against Vargas was the result of a mistake made by Amed Rosario in the second and a single glove by Todd Frazier in the fifth.
Frazier, who had hit a grand slam on Tuesday, was charged with the bases in the first to end a threat. The Mets had runners-up in second and third after a wild pitch in the third, but Wilson Ramos and Dominic Smith hit each other in a row to end this threat.