The Phillies lost up 6-1 in the sixth inning last week, so there’s a looonnnng way to go tonight. I’m aware. BUT. BUT. HOW ABOUT THAT FIRST INNING?
Breathe this in and let it permeate your being: 14 hitters, 10 runs, five hits, three Mets errors, two three-run homers, and one historically fun inning for the Phillies.
Let’s relive the magic in all of its glory. J.T. Realmuto opened the scoring with a two-run double that was soon followed by this:
Realmuto doubles two in and Kingery drives in three with this home run! pic.twitter.com/5nxPnKmrxY
— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) April 16, 2019
After Cesar Hernandez walked and Aaron Altherr reached on Amed Rosario’s second error of the inning, Maikel Franco, the greatest eight-hole hitter in the history of modern baseball, ended Steven Matz after only 31 laughably ineffective pitches:
— Phillies Dingers (@PhiDingers) April 16, 2019
That’s good. Really good. Like, historically good, if you hate the Mets.
Steven Matz is the first SP to face the Phillies, allow 8+ runs, and record zero outs. Ever.
— Paul Boyé (@paul_boye) April 16, 2019
But wait. There’s more!
Andrew McCutchen would later double and Bryce Harper would walk–for the 600th time in his career–before both scored on Realmuto’s second double of the inning.
If only there were some type of photo that could perfectly capture the beauty of what had transpired. Wait. Good news. There is!
Mets…wth. Down 10-0 after 1. Oh, and here's a Phillies fan pic.twitter.com/LbX0fhf57V
— Alex Crichton (@aacrichton) April 17, 2019
Update: It’s 10-2 now in the third after a Michael Conforto homer. I’m officially concerned.