Absolutely nothing went right for the Mets on Tuesday. Steven Matz was roughed up for eight runs before he could even record an out as the Mets fell to the Phillies in a 14-3 loss at Citizens Bank Park. >> Box score
Six things to know about Tuesday's game
1) Matz had nothing going for him, allowing eight runs, six earned, on four hits, a walk and hit batsman, including two home runs without getting a single out before he was pulled from the game. The Phillies tacked on two more against Drew Gagnon in relief before the inning finally ended with the Mets in a 10-0 hole.
2) Matz was not the only culprit for the 10-run first inning. Amed Rosario committed two errors in the inning, including one that allowed leadoff batter Andrew McCutchen to reach base and another that preceded a Maikel Franco three-run home run that made it 8-0.
3) Jeff McNeil also had a hiccup in the field in the first inning, missing a line drive in left field on J.T. Realmuto's second at-bat of the inning. McNeil was charged with an error on his throw back to the infield, which allowed Realmuto to reach third base. He did continue to deliver at the plate, though, collecting two hits, including a double, to bring his average to .418
4) Michael Conforto and Wilson Ramos both hit solo homers for the Mets. It was Conforto's fourth of the season and Ramos' first as a Met.
5) Brandon Nimmo left the game in the first at the same time as Matz with stiffness in his neck. There was no specific play that appeared to cause the injury.
6) Gagnon and Paul Sewald deserve some credit for saving the rest of the Mets bullpen for the rubber game on Wednesday. Gagnon may have allowed six runs, but he threw 5.1 innings while Sewald tossed 2.2 innings in relief.
The Mets and Phillies play the rubber game of the series when RHP Zack Wheeler takes the mound opposite RHP Jake Arrieta on Wednesday at 1:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park.