The opener was not kind to either starting pitcher, however, as Philadelphia's Vince Velasquez left the game after the first inning because of numbness in his right middle finger, while New York's Jacob deGrom exited in the seventh with a bruised right triceps after he was hit by a line drive. The 24-year-old right-hander will face the Mets at home next. Lagares replaced Jay Bruce, who was traded to Cleveland on Wednesday night.
That news circulated on Thursday, which apparently frustrated an unnamed Mets official. The team promoted 21-year-old shortstop Amed Rosario on August 1, and he is hitting.161 through nine games. A natural first baseman, Hoskins started in left field after getting his first action there as a pro just this week at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
In his major league debut, Smith played 5.2 innings at first base before being double switched out in the sixth.
The Mets won the game 10-0, and deGrom picked up the win. NY has won 16 of the past 19 series against the Phillies and is 4-0 in Philadelphia this season.
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DeGrom (13-5) gave up four hits in 6 2/3 scoreless innings with nine strikeouts and no walks.
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Box scores generally have not looked as pretty for Pivetta since that outing.
"It's never a good feeling when you leave your bullpen out like that", Pivetta told Philly.com. Pivetta gave up five runs in the bottom of the first inning and another three in the bottom of the third while falling to 4-7 on the season with a 5.89 ERA. The Mets righty has made just one appearance against the Phillies, on September 22, 2016.
Yankees 5, Red Sox 4 • Aaron Hicks hit a two-run homer that sparked a five-run eighth inning as NY beat visiting Boston.
Amed Rosario had his first multi-hit game of his young major-league career, two singles and his first major league home run.
From Rotoworld: Lugo allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Saturday.