GAME THREAD: Phillies (76-72) @ Mets (72-77) - Sun, Sep 19 @ 07:08 PM EDT
By - NewYorkMetsBot
Please continue the discussion in the [post game thread](https://redd.it/prm29q).
Who had McNeil winning the game for us on their predictions?
Woohoo Mets win! World Series here we come!
The Mets won. Amazin
Hey guys. We’re still in it!
When Diaz pointed up I thought it was gone
Same, I’m pavloved
hey harper bye bye bye
SIT DOWN BRYCE
when i saw diaz point to the sky i almost vomited ngl
put it in the books!
Oh whew can’t believe we actually won
Here we go. Last out with Harper on. Clenching hard right now
"Would you intentionally walk Bryce Harper?"
oml Diaz and the pointing
This time to third on a pitch that he sure as shit didn't swing at
lol ... dude with the radio clapping?
This has disaster written all over it
Give us one more day of summer, Diaz
Here we go
oh boy bryce harper
Yes ESPN lets put the tying run in scoring position
Man, Diaz... If you walk this guy....
Wasn’t even close
he’s squeezing the fuck outta that strike zone
He wasn't half an inning ago
he got robbed on the last AB
Crowd not happy with the umpire
WAYNE: "Of course it's a one run game."
Just turned it on, and wouldn't you know...3 runs. Say what you will about this offense, but they are consistent.
And the Lord spake, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number,
3 runs or less guaranteed
I would say double play but it seems Diaz only strikes out or allows HRs.
Gotta get a double play here don’t want to face Harper or we lose
If you called that pitch a strike ump Freddie would’ve struck out two minutes ago and wouldn’t have taken a fast ball to the knee. Just sayin.
this ump’s been a disaster
Man, I hope Galvis is fine. Anything to the knee is not fun.
The first Sunday night game Diaz was in the 9th and somehow coughed up 4 runs while keeping track in cbssportsline
The final Sunday night (unless the Mets can parlay this) has me doing the exact same thing on cbssportsline regarding Diaz. Hope that ends up better
Nooooo no he didn't
Or he just dropped the bat.
Nice Harper will be coming up now
A rod: “You can’t afford a walk”
Diaz: let me hit him
Technically not a walk lol. Galaxy brain move
#LET’S GO METS
- A Cardinal
There is no "us"
We only take advice from bishops
oh shit that looks bad
Fuck Fuck Fuck runner on base
He just wants to make sure Harper gets to bat.
I’m sorry but diaz is still good I know everyone wants to disown him when he has a bad stretch but he is an amazing closer
I say as he blows someone knee up
Spoke too soon lol
oh shit that hurts
He’s been calling that low strike all night so naturally he didn’t there for the Mets
Damn it Diaz
All fastballs so far
Ya gotta believe😎
Cmon Diaz. Don't put anyone on base
ok no big deal he is out
From here on out any little fuck up should immediately get your name thrown in the chopping block. Nido just earned himself a ticket
He literally just open his glove
Why Tomas, why 🥺
Hopefully that becomes a moot point and not a turning one..
It’s okay to boo when that happens and the catchers name is not Mike Piazza
TWO HANDS YOU HAVE TWO HANDS FOR A FUCKING REASON
Are you fn kidding me Nido
NIDO WHAT THE FUCK
Nido drops the ball!
Mets are literally always overshadowed during the espn broadcasts
Hold on to your butts!
Pls pls pls be ⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡ Diaz. Save situation at home, you got this right?
He PH’d a guy with a .270 OBP for JD. Holy fuck Rojas sucks.
Loup was in JD's spot. The pinch hitter was for Loup. Double switch earlier when Loup came in.
The Mets are ahead, Wayne!
I flip back just in time to see that BS strike on Villar. One of THOSE games, huh.
ESPN and Fox both really want Harper to win the MVP. Arod called him “generational” and “transcendent.” Dude, he left and his shitty franchise won the WS.
Also, they just talk about all these other teams that aren’t here tonight and then it’s like “oh, and the Mets have 2 on.”
It's like they're treating the game as a blowout
It was the 9th inning of a one run game and they’re talking about a divisional race in the other league.
“Walk is greater than a double” - Arod
What an idiotic comment.
We're reaching to hate A-Rod. Not in any one situation but over a whole season his ability to walk regularly will get him better pitches to hit and he will play up to another level.
But is it a win for the Cubs, Alex?
Baez draws a walk!
yes arod..plz shutup
I CANNOT wait for confortos phoning it in worthless ass to be gone. Completely gave up after the all star break and is a clearly a huge toxic piece in the club house
I’m sad that ohtani is on the west coast. Have not been able to enjoy how amazing his year has been. Also sucks that he’s on the Angels. The west coast Mets but worse.
I am extremely concerned at the thought of Conforto getting paid $20 million to play for the Mets next year. This is much worse than what I imagined a down year would be for Conforto.
Mets need to pay Keith $5 million to spend the off season as his hitting coach. 1-on-1 sessions all winter.
Is his ceiling high enough to even justify that?
Keith was super high on him when he first got called up. Always praised the potential power hitter he saw in Conforto. So I figure he's as good a mentor/trainer as any to try and help Conforto right the ship.
Bryce Harper is nowhere close to Brady and LeBron, are you fucking kidding me?
way to excite the crowd conforto
Harper's only 28?? I would've bet he was over 30 by now. Dude's been around for forever.
Is arod really comparing Bryce Harper to Tom Brady?
Holy hell did they seriously just go throw 4 graphics about Harper in the span of Pete’s at bat!?!?
Cmon Pete. Get a hit
Baez and Lindor literally the only bats on this team.
Aaron fucking Loup.
What does the race for reliever of the year look like?
> reliever of the year
I think that award tends to go to closers, though, which is unfortunate since Loup has absolutely been lights-out.
Probably Hader. Although Loup is very close.
Loup there it is
An even 1 ERA and it's not Jacob degrom doing it despite his best efforts
resign loup as the closer..send elite diaz packing
aaron loup for cy young imo
Loup for a 2nd inning? What kind of dark magic is this?
The power of an off-day
First game Rojas has a competent bullpen strategy, expected to see Hand here and lose
loup our new closer
Rojas uses Loup for a second inning.
Whoa Loup going for another inning?
Top notch ESPN commentary, "The evaluator said, he needs hits" You don't say?
I love how there was some kind of peptalk rumor going around that the Mets had a meeting. A little too late, don’t you think? What are they getting the players positive for, going separate ways after the season?
I want them to win tonight and am happy they're up.
That said there is almost a flip between the atmosphere from the subway series and this game. I dont know if that will come back before 2022
9 Met whiffs tonight. Has even one of those been swinging at a pitch in the zone. I really can't remember. Nido twice, Villar, Lindor were not even close.
Guys, I just heard McNiel got a hit! I feel like a proud mother.
Is hand throwing in the bullpen for the Mets?
baez and lindor give thumbs down
Yesss Jeff- hydrate 👍🏻👍🏻
McNeil hitting near .300 the last 15 games! Just in time…..for the season to end
We gotta fix this power outage on the team this off season.
Nice to see McNeil smile.
Like seeing a unicorn. Can’t believe I witnessed a McNeil HR. Imagine if these dudes were consistent.
Needed that for so long
loup is good food
Sure. Now he wants to hit.
Once we are mathematically eliminated they’ll be hitting bombs every night
When was the last time McNeil did that!?
August 1st smh
Man I cannot believe Jeff McNiel just homered
How McNeil got his groove back.
And now we have to keep him. It's the Dom and McNeil show tonight.
JEFF DIDNT HIT INTO SHIFT UPVOTE PARTY
How long has it been since we’ve had an actual lead
MCNEIL YOU DID IT
Great at scoring late to lose by 1.
IT IS GOING
IT IS GONE
They got out of it, but they could have gone to Loup for Galvis. Then Harper is his third batter and you can take him out if he is not successful, so he doesn't have to face Realmuto with runners on.
as bad as we are, we'd be worse without Loup.
Or, Loupy, as Rojas loves to say
that was easy! never a doubt....
*as i chug a can of beer between ball 4 and the ground out*
Not mad. Gotta pitch around Bryce. I'll take my chances with realmuto
Loup there it isn’t
Keep it together, Loup!
Really burning through the bullpen during a tied game huh?
Off day tomorrow
I’m just wondering what happens if they go extra innings. Do they still have a decent number of guys to fall back on?
EDIT: Welp fuck me then. Thanks Jeff!
Hearing Luis get booed is nice
No, it's as embarrassing and mean-spirited as booing Lindor and Baez
Cmon Lugo. Don't put Harper on
It may be time to put Dom back in left. He gets a hit almost every pinch hit, meanwhile Jeff looks absolutely lost up there
Put Pillar out there. He killed it when Nimmo was out.
Well we stand corrected lmao
Yeah, Pillar would be better than McNeil too
[here are the game notes for today's game, if anyone is interested on some tidbits](https://img.mlbstatic.com/mlb-images/image/upload/mlb/ik5bvnkqfiecgxojjwc4.pdf)
I've posted about it before but if you go to the Mets MLB website -> Cursor over "NEWS" -> "Game Notes".
I feel like this perk being open to the general public is nice. Most teams don't release them unless you have a press pass login.
They really like their puns
Ah fuck did I see Brad Hand come out of the pen?
Phew. It's Lugo
How many games have we likely lost because a wild Hand appeared at the wrong moment? I'm thinking it's likely five or so at this point.
Hard to say, he's had 9 appearances and 5 of them scoreless, however in his 4 scored-upon games, twice he came in with the Mets already losing. The other two times he got a blown hold.
So I'm gonna say conservatively he cost the Mets 2 games.
Yeah they look a bit similar, it’s scary until you realize it’s Lugo