Bryce Harper, the reigning Nationwide League MVP, has been impressed by Mets fill-in starter Tylor Megill.
Megill’s 5 innings within the mixed no-hitter thrown Friday evening by 5 Mets pitchers boosted his scoreless string in opposition to the Phillies to 10 ¹/₃ innings over two begins this season.
“I feel he’s actually good,” Harper mentioned after the sport. “He’s acquired some actually great things. He’s acquired actually good size on his heater. It’s such as you’re on it, and then you definately’re not. He does an important job of pitching.
“He pitches to his strengths, heater up, slider, change. I assumed throughout they threw the ball effectively tonight, and typically when that occurs, issues go proper and, ya know, no hits.”
Megill mixed with Drew Smith, Joely Rodriguez, Seth Lugo and Edwin Diaz for the second no-hitter in Mets historical past, practically 10 years after Johan Santana’s gem in 2012.
It marked the twentieth no-hitter tossed in opposition to the Phillies of their historical past, and the primary since Josh Beckett for the Dodgers in 2014.
Tylor Megill will get a Gatorade bathe after his mixed no-hitter on Friday.Robert Sabo
“We’ve acquired two extra video games right here,” Harper mentioned. “We simply didn’t get it achieved. So typically that’s going to occur, typically your lineup simply doesn’t present up, and we didn’t present up as we speak and that may’t occur in fact. So we have to go on the market and do our job tomorrow and Sunday, as effectively.”
Kyle Schwarber drew three of the six walks issued by Mets pitchers, however Diaz whiffed Harper, Nick Castellanos and J.T. Realmuto within the ninth to seal the historic evening for the Mets.
“Overlook it. That’s the easiest way to bounce again,” Castellanos mentioned after the sport. “What are you going to be taught from getting no-hit? You simply neglect it. Brief-term reminiscence. Have an excellent dinner, benefit from the evening in New York Metropolis, and prepare to play [Saturday]. … Wash it down and prepare to get again right into a sequence.”
With the Yankees throughout his enjoying profession, Phillies supervisor Joe Girardi caught a no-hitter by Dwight Gooden in 1996 and an ideal recreation by David Cone in 1999. He additionally was the supervisor of the Marlins when Anibal Sanchez tossed a no-no in 2006.
“The nice factor is it solely counts as one loss, proper?” Girardi mentioned after the sport. “It’s a giant deal. I’ve been concerned with them — I feel at all times on the opposite facet, although. I don’t know if I’ve ever managed a recreation the place we’ve been no-hit.
“However I’ve seen plenty of them. It’s an actual thrilling time in the intervening time, nevertheless it’s nonetheless one recreation. … [Saturday] is a brand new day.”