Harper angrily confronts ump, Phillies fall to Mets 5-1

NEW YORK (AP) Muttering on his way back to the dugout, it was clear Bryce Harper was miffed.

Moments later, the fans who had been heckling him at Citi Field saw just how mad he really was.

Harper bolted from the bench , wildly pointing and yelling while confronting the plate umpire after being ejected, and it took three Philadelphia Phillies to harness the enraged slugger Monday night in a 5-1 loss to the New York Mets.

''I'm usually zero to 100, anyway,'' Harper said of his sudden eruption. ''Calm, then bam!''

''I guess I overstepped,'' he said later, softly and without expression.

The game started 1 1/2 hours late because of rain. But the wet weather certainly didn't dampen emotions as Harper became the first Phillies player ejected since pitcher Justin De Fratus in 2015.

Harper struck out swinging his first time up, then was called out on strikes by Mark Carlson to begin the fourth. By then, it was obvious he wasn't happy with Carlson's zone.

Four batters later, Harper was in the dugout when he was tossed. Phillies manager Gabe Kapler quickly came out to argue, then Harper followed in a much bigger hurry.

''He made some comments in the dugout that were inappropriate that caused his ejection,'' Carlson told a pool reporter, adding the language Harper used was ''personal.''

Once he arrived on the scene, Harper screamed and waved his arms over and over from close range at Carlson, a 20-year umpire. Kapler kept trying to push away his star player from the ump.

Bench coach Rob Thomson soon wrapped up Harper and third base coach Dusty Wathan blocked his path to the plate. Kapler continued the argument as Harper made his way back to the bench and clubhouse.

Carlson said he thought there was physical contact during the dispute, saying, ''It was from, in my opinion, Bryce bumping Gabe into me.''

Was it incidental or intentional?

''That decision will be made by Major League Baseball after watching the video,'' crew chief Brian Gorman said.

Carlson said Harper was upset about a called strike in his first at-bat and mentioned it the next time he came up against Mets lefty Steven Matz.

''He made a comment when he was in the batter's box and then he made a comment as he left the batter's box after he struck out,'' he said.

Kapler adamantly said he didn't think Harper should've been ejected.

''Normal chirping from the dugout,'' he said. ''I don't know how he was selected.''

Arrieta and Kapler both said they thought there were some missed balls-and-strikes call. But Arrieta also called out his teammates.

''I don't think our guys were ready to play,'' Arrieta said.

As for Harper, ''we need him out there,'' the pitcher said. ''I need him in right field and at the plate, and he wasn't there.''

Said Harper: ''It just can't happen.''

''I got to stay in,'' he said.

This was Harper's 12th career ejection, according to retrosheet.org.

Matz (2-1) atoned for a dismal start last week in Philadelphia by pitching six fine innings while Jeff McNeil homered off Arrieta (3-2). The Phillies have lost four of five.

Matz allowed one run and three hits, and beat the Phillies for the first time in seven career starts.

Last Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park, Matz endured a truly awful outing - he faced eight batters, and all eight scored in the first inning.

''I didn't put too much weight in that last start, to be honest,'' Matz said. ''It happens and I was confident that I was able to bounce back and that's what I did.''

''It was just a good team win today, especially against a team like the Phillies. It was a good night,'' he said.

Pete Alonso hit an RBI double in a two-run third and was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the seventh.

McNeil hit a solo home run in the fifth, ending a 133 at-bat string without one. Rhys Hoskins homered for the Phillies.

GOT HIM

Opposing batters had been 1 for 40 against Arrieta with runners on base this season - and 0 for 20 with runners in scoring position - until Alonso doubled.

ROSTER MOVES

Phillies: Sent LHP Austin Davis to Triple-A Lehigh Valley and promoted RHP Edubray Ramos.

Mets: 3B Todd Frazier went 1 for 4 and stole a base in his season debut for the Mets. He'd been on the injured list with a strained left oblique. INF Luis Guillorme was called up from Triple-A and started at shortstop. LHP Justin Wilson was put on the IL with elbow soreness and RHP Paul Sewald was sent to Triple-A Syracuse.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: RHP Victor Arano (elbow inflammation) will be checked by doctors in Philadelphia early this week.

Mets: McNeil was hit in the hand by a pitch and went for X-rays. ... 2B Robinson Cano didn't start a day after being hit in the right hand by a pitch. SS Amed Rosario was out with flu-like symptoms.

UP NEXT

Phillies: RHP Zach Eflin (2-2, 3.68 ERA) has lost his last two starts, giving up 17 hits in 10 innings.

Mets: RHP Zack Wheeler (1-2, 6.35) went seven innings in a loss at Philadelphia last Wednesday.

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  • W: S. Matz (2-1)L: J. Arrieta (3-2)
  • HR: PHI - R. Hoskins (6), NYM - J. McNeil (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. McCutchen LF40000022.262.392.488.880-1.0
J. Realmuto C40000012.266.326.418.744-0.5
B. Harper RF20000020.272.410.531.941-1.0
R. Quinn CF20000020.111.200.111.311-1.0
R. Hoskins 1B41111010.272.398.543.9415.5
M. Franco 3B30000100.263.367.553.9191.0
P. Gosselin SS30000021.200.200.267.467-1.0
C. Hernandez 2B30200000.256.326.402.7293.0
A. Altherr CF-RF20000102.043.083.087.1701.0
J. Arrieta P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Alvarez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Nicasio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- N. Williams PH10000000.167.250.222.4720.0
E. Ramos P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-lined out for Nicasio in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Nimmo LF51100013.215.354.400.7543.5
J. McNeil 2B31211001.384.458.521.9788.0
P. Alonso 1B31120011.325.419.7251.1445.5
J. Familia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
E. Diaz P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Conforto RF20010111.293.410.5981.0081.5
W. Ramos C30110102.292.365.354.7193.0
T. Frazier 3B40100024.250.250.250.5002.0
L. Guillorme SS40000021.077.143.077.220-1.0
J. Lagares CF41200001.268.333.366.6992.0
S. Matz P20000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
S. Lugo P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- R. Cano PH0000-000.235.286.412.000-
b- J. Davis PH11000001.268.379.482.8611.0
D. Smith 1B10100000.435.536.5221.0571.0
  • a-announced for Lugo in the 7th
  • b-hit into fielder's choice for Cano in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Hernandez (4)
  • HR - R. Hoskins (6)
  • SH - J. Arrieta
  • RBI - R. Hoskins (18)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Realmuto 2 (2), A. Altherr 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - P. Alonso (8)
  • HR - J. McNeil
  • SF - M. Conforto
  • RBI - J. McNeil (11), P. Alonso 2 (21), M. Conforto (13), W. Ramos (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - W. Ramos (10)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Nimmo, W. Ramos 2 (2), T. Frazier 4 (4), S. Matz
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Nimmo, T. Frazier
  • CS - J. Lagares
FIELDING
  • E - A. Altherr, C. Hernandez (3), J. Realmuto (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Arrieta (L, 3-2)6.07431712.651.158.5
J. Alvarez0.10100008.001.780.0
J. Nicasio0.20001006.351.76-1.0
E. Ramos1.02000107.202.201.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Arrieta (L, 3-2)6.0
J. Alvarez0.1
J. Nicasio0.2
E. Ramos1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Matz (W, 2-1)6.03112614.031.2125.0
S. Lugo (H, 4)1.00000105.271.393.5
J. Familia1.00000105.061.783.5
E. Diaz1.00000201.041.044.0
PITCHERSIP
S. Matz (W, 2-1)6.0
S. Lugo (H, 4)1.0
J. Familia1.0
E. Diaz1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - J. Nicasio
  • HBP - J. Alvarez, J. Nicasio
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Arrieta 99-65, J. Alvarez 13-6, J. Nicasio 5-3, E. Ramos 18-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Arrieta 5-6, J. Alvarez 1-1, J. Nicasio 1-1, E. Ramos 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Arrieta 26, J. Alvarez 3, J. Nicasio 4, E. Ramos 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Matz 99-64, S. Lugo 9-7, J. Familia 18-11, E. Diaz 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Matz 4-8, S. Lugo 2-0, J. Familia 1-1, E. Diaz 1-0
  • Batters Faced - S. Matz 23, S. Lugo 3, J. Familia 3, E. Diaz 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. McCutchen LF40000022.262.392.488.880-1.0
J. Realmuto C40000012.266.326.418.744-0.5
B. Harper RF20000020.272.410.531.941-1.0
R. Quinn CF20000020.111.200.111.311-1.0
R. Hoskins 1B41111010.272.398.543.9415.5
M. Franco 3B30000100.263.367.553.9191.0
P. Gosselin SS30000021.200.200.267.467-1.0
C. Hernandez 2B30200000.256.326.402.7293.0
A. Altherr CF-RF20000102.043.083.087.1701.0
J. Arrieta P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Alvarez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Nicasio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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E. Ramos P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-lined out for Nicasio in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Nimmo LF51100013.215.354.400.7543.5
J. McNeil 2B31211001.384.458.521.9788.0
P. Alonso 1B31120011.325.419.7251.1445.5
J. Familia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
E. Diaz P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Conforto RF20010111.293.410.5981.0081.5
W. Ramos C30110102.292.365.354.7193.0
T. Frazier 3B40100024.250.250.250.5002.0
L. Guillorme SS40000021.077.143.077.220-1.0
J. Lagares CF41200001.268.333.366.6992.0
S. Matz P20000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
S. Lugo P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- R. Cano PH0000-000.235.286.412.000-
b- J. Davis PH11000001.268.379.482.8611.0
D. Smith 1B10100000.435.536.5221.0571.0
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  • a-announced for Lugo in the 7th
  • b-hit into fielder's choice for Cano in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Hernandez (4)
  • HR - R. Hoskins (6)
  • SH - J. Arrieta
  • RBI - R. Hoskins (18)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Realmuto 2 (2), A. Altherr 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - P. Alonso (8)
  • HR - J. McNeil
  • SF - M. Conforto
  • RBI - J. McNeil (11), P. Alonso 2 (21), M. Conforto (13), W. Ramos (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - W. Ramos (10)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Nimmo, W. Ramos 2 (2), T. Frazier 4 (4), S. Matz
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Nimmo, T. Frazier
  • CS - J. Lagares
FIELDING
  • E - A. Altherr, C. Hernandez (3), J. Realmuto (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Arrieta (L, 3-2)6.07431712.651.158.5
J. Alvarez0.10100008.001.780.0
J. Nicasio0.20001006.351.76-1.0
E. Ramos1.02000107.202.201.5
Total8.0953281---
PITCHERSIP
J. Arrieta (L, 3-2)6.0
J. Alvarez0.1
J. Nicasio0.2
E. Ramos1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Matz (W, 2-1)6.03112614.031.2125.0
S. Lugo (H, 4)1.00000105.271.393.5
J. Familia1.00000105.061.783.5
E. Diaz1.00000201.041.044.0
Total9.03112101---
PITCHERSIP
S. Matz (W, 2-1)6.0
S. Lugo (H, 4)1.0
J. Familia1.0
E. Diaz1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - J. Nicasio
  • HBP - J. Alvarez, J. Nicasio
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Arrieta 99-65, J. Alvarez 13-6, J. Nicasio 5-3, E. Ramos 18-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Arrieta 5-6, J. Alvarez 1-1, J. Nicasio 1-1, E. Ramos 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Arrieta 26, J. Alvarez 3, J. Nicasio 4, E. Ramos 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Matz 99-64, S. Lugo 9-7, J. Familia 18-11, E. Diaz 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Matz 4-8, S. Lugo 2-0, J. Familia 1-1, E. Diaz 1-0
  • Batters Faced - S. Matz 23, S. Lugo 3, J. Familia 3, E. Diaz 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Conforto hit sacrifice fly to center, Davis scored, McNeil to third, Alonso to second15
    Alonso hit by pitch, Lagares scored, Davis to third, McNeil to second14
  • 5TH INNING
    McNeil homered to right13
  • 4TH INNING
    Hoskins homered to center12
  • 3RD INNING
    Ramos singled to center, Alonso scored02
    Alonso doubled to right, Nimmo scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Edwin Diaz relieved Jeurys Familia
    • R. Quinn: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Quinn struck out swinging
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Hoskins struck out looking
    • M. Franco: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Franco grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Jeurys Familia pitching
    • Dominic Smith at first base
    • Nick Williams hit for Juan Nicasio
    • N. Williams: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Williams lined out to right
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Foul, McCutchen grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Realmuto struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Edubray Ramos pitching
    • L. Guillorme: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Guillorme struck out swinging
    • J. Lagares: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Lagares reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • D. Smith: Ball, Lagares caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Smith singled to right, Smith to second on right fielder Altherr fielding error
    • B. Nimmo: Nimmo grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Seth Lugo relieved Steven Matz
    • P. Gosselin: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gosselin struck out looking
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Hernandez grounded out to first
    • A. Altherr: Altherr grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • J. Lagares: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lagares singled to center
    • Robinson Cano hit for Seth Lugo
    • Jose Alvarez relieved Jake Arrieta
    • J.D. Davis hit for Robinson Cano
    • J. Davis: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Davis safe at first on 2nd baseman Hernandez throwing error, Lagares to third
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Nimmo flied out to shallow right
    • J. McNeil: Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Foul, Ball, McNeil hit by pitch, Davis to second
    • Juan Nicasio relieved Jose Alvarez
    • P. Alonso: Ball, Alonso hit by pitch, Lagares scored, Davis to third, McNeil to second
    • M. Conforto: Conforto hit sacrifice fly to center, Davis scored, McNeil to third, Alonso to second
    • W. Ramos: Ramos intentionally walked
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Frazier grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Ramos out at second
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • R. Quinn: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Quinn struck out looking
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hoskins flied out to right
    • M. Franco: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Franco flied out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • W. Ramos: Ramos grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
    • L. Guillorme: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Guillorme fouled out to third
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • J. Arrieta: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Arrieta grounded out to second
    • A. McCutchen: McCutchen lined out to second
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Realmuto flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Nimmo struck out looking
    • J. McNeil: Foul, Ball, McNeil homered to right
    • P. Alonso: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Alonso grounded out to second
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Conforto struck out looking
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • B. Harper: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Harper struck out looking
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Foul, Ball, Hoskins homered to center
    • M. Franco: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Franco walked
    • P. Gosselin: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gosselin lined out to center
    • C. Hernandez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Hernandez singled to left, Franco to second
    • A. Altherr: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Altherr grounded into fielder's choice to third, Hernandez out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Roman Quinn in center field
    • L. Guillorme: Ball, Guillorme grounded out to second
    • J. Lagares: Foul, Lagares lined out to center
    • S. Matz: Matz grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hernandez doubled to left center
    • A. Altherr: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Altherr walked
    • J. Arrieta: Arrieta hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Hernandez to third, Altherr to second
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, McCutchen struck out swinging
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Realmuto grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • B. Nimmo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Nimmo singled to right
    • J. McNeil: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, McNeil flied out to left
    • P. Alonso: Foul, Ball, Nimmo stole second, Nimmo to third on catcher Realmuto throwing error, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Alonso doubled to right, Nimmo scored
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Conforto popped out to shortstop
    • W. Ramos: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ramos singled to center, Alonso scored
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 2ND INNING
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hoskins fouled out to first
    • M. Franco: Ball, Franco lined out to left
    • P. Gosselin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gosselin struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Frazier singled to left
    • L. Guillorme: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier stole second, Foul, Strike looking, Guillorme struck out looking
    • J. Lagares: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Lagares lined out to right
    • S. Matz: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Matz struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, McCutchen struck out swinging
    • J. Realmuto: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Realmuto lined out to right
    • B. Harper: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • B. Nimmo: Strike looking, Nimmo flied out to left
    • J. McNeil: Ball, Ball, McNeil singled to center
    • P. Alonso: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Alonso struck out looking
    • M. Conforto: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Conforto walked, McNeil to second
    • W. Ramos: Ramos grounded out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)