On Monday night, three players made their debut with the Phillies, and two of them played an important role in the Mets’ comeback victory.
Brandon Kintzler won five games, including a huge doubles in the fourth game to ease Matt Moore’s troubles.
Sam Coonrod recorded 6 three-pointers, and his fastball averaged 97 mph.
Matt Joyce (Matt Joyce) played in his debut role was hit hard, ranked third.
The Phillies used 22 of the 26 players in the 4-0 start. The only four people who have not yet appeared in the game are Chase Anderson, Vince Velasquez, David Hale and Ronald Torreyes.
The fifth-ranked server Anderson (Anderson) pitched across from Mets right-hander Marcus Stroman tonight. The fourth-placed starter, Matt Moore, made his appearance on Monday and looked sharp in both games before he came to the fore in the next two innings. He made two runs in 3 innings, four walks and four hits, and four strikeouts.
The Phillies had two short men in the bullpen, Vince Velasquez and David Hale, so after Moore, neither of them got a nod. It̵
Anderson is not good at playing games, and the average number of rounds per game is similar to Velázquez, so it is reasonable to infer that we can see one or both of Velázquez and Hale tonight. Remember, the Phillies want Velázquez to stay stretched, so he is a good choice in the event of an injury. Ideally, you don’t want him to transition from a one-game system to a 60-75 game interval.
As for Torreyes, his function here is more due to his versatility in gloves and position, rather than his bat in a pinched situation. If the Phillies have an easy lead, his debut may be as a late defensive substitute for Alec Bohm and others. The new outside rules reduce some of the importance of offense off the bench, because in a given game you may only need a pinch or two. On Sunday, when Andrew Knapp started the game, JT Realmuto was crushed in the seventh game. Under normal additional rules, Realmuto may be saved there for later use when you need to capture it.
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