Megill and Nimmo get back on track with Win
PHILADELPHIA – Tyler Meigle made his second straight scoreless start for the Mets, beating Brandon Nimmo Homerud and the Mets on Tuesday night, beating the Philadelphia Phillies, 2-0.
Francisco Linder had an RBI single for the Mets, who recovered from a four-run lead to snap a two-game skid in the eighth inning against Philadelphia on Monday night.
Mets 2, Phyllis 0 | Box Score | Play-by-play
Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob DeGrom, who was only in the rotation when he was sidelined with a shoulder problem in spring training, once again looked like an ace for 5 ⅓ innings.
After throwing five shutout innings to win the opening day in Washington, Megil overcame Zach Wheeler (0-1).
Megill gave up just three hits, none walked and struck out five. The 26-year-old right-hander has allowed just six hits while striking out 11 in his two starts.
After Mets manager Buck Showalter singled for Johann Camargo, Megil was tied for sixth with Simon Muzziotti’s sacrifice bunt.
Reliever Chasen Shreve toppled Kyle Schwarber and fan JT Realmuto to maintain a 1-0 lead.
Philadelphia threatened again when Nick Castellanos doubled in the seventh, but Drew Smith hit Rhys Hoskins and Didi Gregorius to the delight of many Mets fans at 26,045 in attendance at Citizens Bank Park.
Shreve and Smith gave up one hit in 2 ⅔ scoreless innings with four strikeouts.
Edwin Diaz struck out three in the ninth for his first save on a combined five-hitter. To end it, he fancied Hoskins with the first and second runners.
Diaz, who finished seventh in the majors with 32 saves last season, rejoined the Mets on Tuesday after missing three days on the sad list.
Phyllis’ Balki infield defense helped the Mets get a two-run cushion in the eighth.
After Alec Bohm made three mistakes at third base and apologized when the TV cameras blasted him, Camargo started there on Tuesday.
After fielding Starling Marte’s grounder in the eighth, Camargo pulled second baseman Bryson Stott out of the bag for a second. Stat recovered to force Nimmo but was unable to throw to first to complete the double play. Marte stole second and scored on Lindor’s single.
Bohm received a standing ovation before grounding out as a pinch-hitter in the eighth.
Castellini is also the team’s chief operating officer and is the son of Red Cast chief executive Bob Castellini, the team’s controlling owner since January 2006. Cincinnati has made the playoffs four times in 15 years, losing to the Division Series in 2010 and 2012, and the Wild-Card Round in 2013 and 2020. During that span, the Reds finished with a winning record in just five seasons.
Speaking on WLW Radio Tuesday before the team’s home opener, Phil Castelini was asked why fans should trust in him.
“Well, where are you going? Let’s start from there. I mean, who would sell the team to? Said Castelini. “That’s another thing – do you want to have this discussion? If you want to see what this team is doing to make it more profitable, make more money, compete more with the current economy of the game? Pick it up and move it elsewhere.
“So, be careful what you ask. I think we’re doing better with the resources we have. We’re not more than happy with the results. We tried a lot of things that didn’t work, and they came close to work and didn’t. No one should tell me that it didn’t work, so I think we learned from those things. And believe me, (General Manager) Nick (Krall) ), He’s a guy on a mission, and he’s a bull in a Chinese shop.
During the off-season, the Reds traded former All-Star pitcher Sonny Gray, outfielder Jesse Winker and third baseman Eugenio Suarez and reliever Amir Garrett.
After the Reds lost to the Cleveland Guardians 10-5 and fell to 2-3, Phil Castelini made the statement.
“I apologize to Reds fans and regret the comments I made earlier today,” he said. “We love this city, we love this team and we love our fans. I understand how our fans feel and I’m sorry.