Sunday, September 9, 2018

Mets 6 Phillies 4 in the Rain at Citi Field

There was a steady light rain all morning, but since we live close by we decided to venture out to Citifield.  When we arrived the tarp was taken off the field, but the game did not start until 1:37 PM.  Jacob deGrom was scheduled to be the starting pitcher but was scratch since management did not want him to pitch in the rainy weather.  We sat in the nosebleed seats and were covered by the roof of the stadium.

The Phillies took the early lead with a home run by Rhys Hoskins.  But the star of the game for the Mets was Michael Conforto who hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning.  On defense Conforto reached into the left-field seats to grab Santana's fly out for the final out of the sixth, stranding a pair of runners.

It rained throughout the game, but there was no stoppage.  The announced crowd was 24,000, but likely no more than 10,000 fans were in the stadium.  There are always diehards like me.

Game Recap

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