PHILADELPHIA – Tylor Megill gave his second start following the Mets, Brandon Nimmo returned home and the Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 2-0, on Tuesday night.
Francisco Lindor had one RBI for the Mets, who recovered from a four-run lead in the eighth inning against Philadelphia on Monday night to pick up a two-game skid.
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Megill (2-0), who secured a place in the rounds when NL winner Cy Young often won Jacob deGrom followed by a shoulder injury in spring training, also looked like an ace for 5 innings.
After throwing five closing innings to win the opening day in Washington, Megill outscored Zack Wheeler (0-1).
Megill only stopped beating three times, never walked and hit five. The 26-year-old Righty has just conceded six when he hit 11 unbeaten in his two walks.
The manager of the Mets Buck Showalter lifted Megill for the sixth time after Johan Camargo picked it up and went second on Simon Muzziotti’s sacrifice.
Reliever Chasen Shreve made Kyle Schwarber start the strike and preferred JT Realmuto not to lead 1-0.
Philadelphia threatened again in the seventh when Nick Castellanos doubled the lead, but Drew Smith defeated Rhys Hoskins and Didi Gregorius to impress the many Mets fans among the 26,045 in attendance at Citizens Bank Park.
Shreve and Smith combined to drop a single hit in 2 ⅔ innings innings and hit four times.
Edwin Díaz hit three in nine in his first save in a five-point strike. He encouraged Hoskins and runners to first and second to finish.
Díaz, who was seventh in the top 32 with 32 saves last season, reunited with the Mets Tuesday after missing three days on the widow list.
The Phillies midfield game helped the Mets get two cushions in the eighth.
One night after Alec Bohm made three mistakes in third place and apologized for the TV cameras catching him talking loudly, Camargo started there Tuesday.
Camargo’s second throw after Starling Marte’s eighth innings put Bryson Stott second in the bag. Stott recovered to chase Nimmo but was unable to throw first to finish playing twice. Marte stole the second and scored on Lindor’s single.
Bohm stood up before coming out as the eighth hit.
Castellini, who is also the team’s chief operating officer, is the son of Reds senior Bob Castellini, who has been with the team since January 2006. Cincinnati has made four playoffs in 15 years, losing a series in 2010 and 2012, as well as a wild-card round. in 2013 and 2020. At that time, the Reds finished with a record victory in just five seasons.
Speaking Tuesday on WLW radio before the team opened the house, Phil Castellini was asked why the lover should remain confident in him.
“Well, where are you going? Let’s start there. I mean, to whom should you sell the team? “Castellini said.” It’s another thing – do you want to have this debate? If you want to see what you can do with this team to make it profitable, make more money, compete more with the financial plan that the game has? It could be picking it up and moving it somewhere.
“And be careful what you ask. I think we are doing what we can with what we have. We are not more excited about the results than fans. I did not sit here and say that everyone should be happy. I’m not cleaning the cups in the office right now, and that’s what we’re here to do. But the bottom line is – and I think we should have changed the event. We have tried many things that did not work. And they got close to work and didn’t. No one should tell me it didn’t work. Then I think we learned from those things. And believe me, (senior manager) Nick (Krall), is a guy at work. And he is a cow in a Chinese shop who has his own way of doing this and in this way I have to grow yours and they are doing the same. “
During the break, the Reds have already sold All-Star pitcher Sonny Gray, footballer Jesse Winker, and third baseman Eugenio Suárez and assistant Amir Garrett.
After the Reds lost 10-5 to the Cleveland Guardian and fell to 2-3, Phil Castellini issued a statement.
“I apologize to the Reds fans and I regret what I said today,” he said. “We love this city, we love this team, and we love our fans. I understand how our fans feel and I apologize.”