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Final Score: Phillies 5, Mets 1—There goes the sweep

The offense got lost on the way to Citi Field.

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets fell to the Phillies in the finale of their three-game series, 5-1. The Mets looked like a completely different team than the one that scored 21 runs on Friday and Saturday. In addition to the loss, Asdrubal Cabrera exited the game with a sore knee, and might require a trip to the disabled list. This wasn’t a good day.

Robert Gsellman was great for the first six innings today, giving up only one run, walking one, and striking out five. But in the seventh inning, the first three batters singled, loading the bases and ending Gsellman’s day. All three runners—plus two more—would come in to score, and the Mets couldn’t dig out of that deficit.

The sole offensive highlight today came from a Curtis Granderson sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first inning against Phillies starter Vince Velasquez. The Mets left eight men on base, and really felt the absences of Yoenis Cespedes and Neil Walker in the lineup today, both of whom were nursing not-fully-healed injuries.

Full recap to follow.

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