Sunday, May 10, 2015

The New York Mets lose in Philadelphia as Cole Hamels shuts them down

The New York Mets were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.  The game took place at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the final score was 3-1.  Matt Harvey started for the Mets and wasn't bad but he didn't dominate.  The Mets offense only managed five hits off of Hamels. 

Harvey pitched six innings giving up six hits and three runs with a walk and four strikeout.  Harvey lost his first game of the season, Hansel Robles pitched a perfect inning, Sean Gilmartin pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and drawing a walk and Erik Goeddel pitched to one batter and struck him out. 

Cole Hamels pitched seven innings giving up four hits and a run with two walks and eight strikeouts.  Hamels won his second game of the season.  Ken Giles pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Jonathan Papelbon pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out two and he saved his sixth game of the season.   

Michael Cuddyer had a hit, Daniel Murphy had a hit and Wilmer Flores drew a walk.  Kevin Plawecki had a hit, Dilson Herrera had a hit and drew a walk and Anthony Recker had a hit.  Herrera hit a double and the Mets were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

Ben Revere had a hit and an RBI, Freddy Galvis had three hits and drew a walk and Ryan Howard had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk.  Carlos Ruiz had a hit, Howard hit a homerun and the Phillies were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Galvis had two stolen bases. 

Howard hit an RBI single in the first to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead.  A wild pitch in the fourth tied the game at one.  Howard hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the fourth to give the Phillies a 2-1 lead.  In the fifth Revere hit an RBI single to make it 3-1 and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday night.  The series will conclude on Sunday. 

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