clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Final Score: Phillies 2, Mets 1—Bats freeze in the Philly wind

New, comments

Mets can’t capitalize against a severely compromised Phillies lineup

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

The Mets finally broke their 21-inning scoreless streak with a Dom Smith RBI single in the sixth, but it was the only run they scored in a 2-1 loss to the Phillies Friday night in Philadelphia.

Missing four of their best starters including Bryce Harper and J.T. Realmuto, the Phillies managed only three hits against a terrific Mets pitching corps, headed by Marcus Stroman’s effective five-inning performance. Though he struck out eight using only 64 pitches, Stroman left the game after the fifth inning with a tight hamstring, according to Steve Cohen.

The only runs the Mets gave up came through a bizarre dropped third strike play against pitcher Chase Anderson in the second inning that should have ended the inning. Mets catcher James McCann, however, completely missed the pitch, and two Phillies runners scored on the subsequent passed ball that ricocheted off the umpire’s leg towards the Phillies dugout.

Smith finally broke through with an RBI single in the sixth inning, bringing the tying run to third base with one out in the process. But like they’ve been doing all season, the Mets squandered just about all their opportunities with a runner in scoring position, going 1-14 on the night.

With a win and a Braves loss, the Phillies would sit alone atop the NL East standings.

GameThread Roll Call

MetsFan4Decades: 134

stickguy: 112

Knurk: 66

painiac: 57

harbingerno9: 54

AnneInFlushing: 35

JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 33

LouMonte7: 29

Dg34: 27

kefmet: 27

Nice job by MetsFan4Decades; her effort in the GameThread embiggens us all.