For the second straight season, the MLB organized a game for all Little League World Series participants to see live at BB & T Park in Williamsport, PA. This season, the New York Mets played the Philadelphia Phillies in the MLB League Classic. New York had 14 hits and 13 of them were singles and they won 8-2.
The Mets scored four runs in the second-inning. Jose Bautista and Kevin Plawecki each had an RBI. Amed Rosario hit a two-run single.
Jeff McNeil hit a two-run single in the fourth-inning for New York and he was tagged out trying to head for second base. Amed Rosario had another RBI single in the sixth-inning.
Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer off Jason Vargas for the Philadelphia Phillies in the sixth-inning off of Jason Vargas.
Dominic Smith hit a pinch-hit RBI double in the eighth-inning for New York.
Todd Frazier (1998, NJ), Michael Conforto (2004, WA), and Scott Kingery (2006, AZ) all returned to Williamsport for the first time since they played in the Little League World Series.
New York Mets pitchers Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Jacob deGrom, and Zack Wheeler all sat in the stands during the second-inning to talk with little league players.
Speaking of New York Mets pitchers, Jason Vargas (3-8) was the winning pitcher for New York. He pitched 5.1 innings and gave up six hits and two runs. Vargas struck out three batters.
Nick Pivetta (7-10) was the losing pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. He pitched 3.2 innings and gave up eight hits and six runs. Pivetta walked one batter and has struck out five.
The New York Mets won this series 3-2 and they will head home for a four-game set starting on Monday Night against the San Francisco Giants. The Philadelphia Phillies will face the Washington Nationals for a three-game set on the road starting on Tuesday Night.