The New York Mets were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday afternoon. The game took place at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the final score was 4-2. Logan Verrett started for the Mets and he pitched pretty well and the bullpen did a pretty good job. The Mets offense only managed six hits and no one had more than a hit.
Verrett pitched six innings giving up eight hits and two runs with a walk and four strikeouts. Jerry Blevins lost his first game of the season. He gave up an unearned run and a walk with a strikeout, Hansel Robles pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and Erik Goeddel pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout. Antonio Bastardo pitched to one batter and retired him.
Jerad Eickhoff pitched six innings giving up five hits and two runs with a walk and three strikeouts. Edubray Ramos pitched an inning with a walk and he won his first game of the season, Hector Neris pitched an inning giving up a hit and struck out two and Jeanmar Gomez pitched an inning with a strikeout and he earned his 25th save of the season.
Jose Reyes had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and Curtis Granderson had a hit. Neil Walker drew a walk, James Loney had a hit and Travis d'Arnaud had a hit and an RBI. Juan Lagares had a hit including a double. Granderson and d'Arnaud each hit a double adn the Mets were 0-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Reyes had a stolen base and Cabrera committed an error.
Odubel Herrera had a hit and drew a walk, Cody Asche had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Maikel Franco had a hit and an RBI. Ryan Howard had a hit and an RBI, Andres Blanco had a hit and Carlos Ruiz had two hits. Freddy Galvis had a hit and Eickhoff had two hits. Eickhoff, Herrerra and Ruiz each hit a double and Howard hit a homerun. The Phillies were 3-10 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.
In the second Howard hit a solo homerun to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead. In the third Reyes hit a sac fly to tie the game at one. In the fourth d'Arnaud hit a sac fly to give the Mets a 2-1 lead. Asche hit an RBI groundout in the fifth to tie the game at two and in the seventh Franco hit an RBI single to make it 3-2 Phillies. In the eighth they would add an insurance run on a wild pitch to make it 4-2 which was the final score. The two teams will play their third and final game of the series on Sunday afternoon.