The Phillies began Tuesday night’s game against the Mets with a bang.
Actually, lots of bangs.
They sent 14 men to the plate and scored 10 runs in the first inning. They had six hits — all for extra bases.
Scott Kingery and Maikel Franco both hit three-run homers against Mets lefty starter Steve Matz. J.T. Realmuto had a pair of two-run doubles.
Matz exited after eight batters. He did not register an out. Shortstop Amed Rosario made two errors behind him. The Mets made three errors in all in the inning.
Matz became only the fifth starting pitcher since 1908 to allow at least eight runs without recording an out.
Phillies starting pitcher Nick Pivetta allowed a pair of homers in the second and third innings as the Mets cut the Phils’ lead to 10-2.
The 10-run inning was the Phillies’ largest since April 8, 2017 when they scored 12 first-inning runs against the Washington Nationals en route to a 17-3 win at Citizens Bank Park. Washington starter Jeremy Guthrie allowed six hits, four walks and 10 runs while getting just two outs in the inning. That ended up being the last outing of Guthrie’s 13-year career.
Shortstop Jean Segura left the game after the first inning with left hamstring tightness. Segura batted twice in the opening frame, doubling and grounding out.
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