Monday, April 11, 2016

New York Mets lose to the Philadelphia Phillies and drop the series

The New York Mets were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 5-2.  Matt Harvey started for the Mets and pitched ok.  David Wright and Yoenis Cespedes each had two hits and that was it for the Mets offense. 

Harvey started for the Mets and pitched six innings giving up six hits and three runs with two walks and three strikeouts.  He took his second loss of the season and for the first time in his career is 0-2.  Jim Henderson pitched a perfect inning striking out the side, Addison Reed pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and Logan Verrett pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk and a strikeout. 

Jeremy Hellickson started for the Phillies and pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up three hits and two runs with a walk and five strikeouts.  He earned his first win of the season.  James Russell pitched to one batter retiring him, Hector Neris pitched two perfect innings with three strikeouts and Jeanmar Gomez earned his second save of the season pitching an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one. 

Wright had two hits, Cespedes had two hits and two RBI and Michael Conforto drew a walk.  Wright hit a double and Cespedes hit a homerun.  The Mets were 1-2 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. 

Freddy Galvis had a hit and an RBI, Cesar Hernandez had two hits and Odubel Herrera had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk.  Maikel Franco had two hits, Ryan Howard had an RBI and drew two walks and Peter Bourjos had a hit and drew a walk.  Hellickson had a hit, Andres Blanco had a hit and an RBI and Blanco hit a double and Herrera hit a homerun.  The Phillies were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Hernandez had a stolen base and Ruiz was caught stealing. 

In the third Galvis hit a sacrifice fly to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead.  In the sixth Herrera hit a two run homerun and the lead was pushed to 3-0.  Cespedes hit a two run homerun in the bottom of the sixth to cut the lead to 3-2.  In the eighth Howard hit a sac fly to make it a 4-2 game and in the ninth Blanco hit an RBI double making it 5-2 which would be the final score. 

The Mets lost two out of three in the series to the Phillies.  It was a disappointing start to the home schedule for the Mets.  The Mets will start a three game series on Monday night against the Miami Marlins.   

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