Monday, August 22, 2011

The Mets get clobbered in Philadelphia

Dillon Gee started and was horrible. Ryota Igarashi struggled and D.J. Carrasco pitched well out of the bullpen. Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada each had a multi-hit game.

Gee pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and eight runs. He walked six and struck out three. Gee saw his record fall to 11-5 on the season. Igarashi pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up four hits and two runs with a strikeout and Carrasco pitched two perfect innings striking out one.

David Wright had a hit, Jason Bay had a walk and Duda had two hits. Ronny Paulino had a walk, Tejada had two hits and Nick Evans had a walk. The Mets were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and they left seven men on base.

The Phillies jumped out in front in the second inning. Wilson Valdez had an RBI single and Shane Victorino had a two run triple. In the third inning John Mayberry hit a two run homerun to make it 5-0. In the fourth inning Mayberry had an RBI walk and Carlos Ruiz had a two run single making it 8-0. In the sixth inning Hunter Pence hit a two run homerun to make it 10-0. The ninth and tenth runs were the final runs of the game.

The Mets have started to fade away as they are seven games under 500 now. The Mets record is 60-67, they will play game two of three on Tuesday night against Philadelphia. They will finish their series on Wednesday afternoon. The Mets injuries have finally caught up to them as they aren’t good enough anymore to stay in the race. The Mets continue to fight and aren’t mailing it in but they just aren’t good enough. The Phillies who are the best team in baseball right now just manhandled them. The Mets would like to win a series like this for if nothing else to just have some confidence going into next year.

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