Phillies Fall to Mets on Brandon Nimmo's Extra-inning Walk-off Homer


NEW YORK – The New York Mets rallied for the game's only runs on one swing of the bat in the bottom of the 10th inning on Wednesday night.

Pinch-hitter Brandon Nimmo hit a three-run homer against Mark Leiter Jr. with two outs in the inning to give the Mets a 3-0 win over the Phillies.

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Leiter got the first two outs in the 10th before allowing a double to Amed Rosario and a walk to Jose Reyes.

The Phillies ended up splitting the four-game series with the Mets.
The Phillies wasted a potential scoring chance in the top of the 10th when Andrew Knapp committed a costly base-running mistake. Without Knapp's base-running mistake, the Phils would have had runners on first and second with two outs and Rhys Hoskins at the plate.

The game featured a terrific pitchers' duel between a pair of hard-throwing right-handers, Jacob deGrom of the Mets and Vince Velasquez of the Phillies.

DeGrom pitched eight shutout innings and scattered five hits. He walked one and struck out seven. His final strikeout came on his 113th pitch when he threw a 98 mph fastball past Odubel Herrera.

DeGrom lowered his majors-best ERA to 1.68.

Velasquez, who had spent the previous 10 days on the disabled list after taking a line drive off his right forearm, pitched six shutout inning and allowed just two singles and a walk while striking out three. He showed excellent economy of pitches, throwing just 85 before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the seventh.

The Phillies had just six hits.

The Mets had just four, but got a big one from Nimmo.

• Reliever Luis Garcia, who went on the disabled June 16 with a right wrist strain, is scheduled to pitch an inning on Friday and Sunday for Triple A Lehigh Valley. Barring a setback, he should be activated after the All-Star break.

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