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Final Score: Phillies 14, Mets 3—Sheer Ugliness

It was a night to forget for Matz and the Mets.

New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

If you happened to miss tonight’s Mets game, consider yourself lucky. The New York Mets were thoroughly manhandled 14-3 by the Philadelphia Phillies in a game that was over before the first inning ended.

Steven Matz endured the worst start of his career — this includes the game last season when he gave up seven runs in two-thirds of an inning to the Washington Nationals — and left the game without recording a single out. He faced eight batters and allowed eight runs (six earned) on four hits with one walk. Maikel Franco dealt the final blow to Matz’s evening with a three-run home run to dead center. The Mets also committed three errors in a hellish inning that saw the Phillies send 14 men to the plate and come away with 10 runs.

The Mets chipped away with solo home runs from Wilson Ramos and Michael Conforto, but the Phillies were relentless and added a run in the fourth and three in the sixth to further distance themselves. On the bright side, Drew Gagnon was able to spare the Mets’ bullpen for the most part, as he provided 5.1 innings of adequate relief in an impossible situation. He threw 97 pitches and saved the Mets from having to use too many relievers in a lost game.

New York’s starters now own an unsightly 5.62 ERA on the season. Meanwhile, Dallas Keuchel remains unsigned.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

  1. MetsFan4Decades: 177
  2. stickguy: 152
  3. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 95
  4. Must End The Suffering: 69
  5. deegie: 59
  6. Knurk: 55
  7. olderfan62: 54
  8. wilwilco: 45
  9. AnneInFlushing: 43
  10. 72canefan: 32

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