Dreary Night For Phils
- Updated: April 29, 2014
A 90 minute rain delay to start the evening did not bode well for the Phillies tonight.
Cole Hamels made the start for the Fightins’ and labored through 4 2/3 innings. After a lead-off double by Ruben Tejada, second baseman Daniel Murphy singled him home to put the Mets ahead 1-0.
After getting one out in the top of the fourth, Hamels walked Chris Young and Curtis Granderson back to back. He then allowed a single to Josh Satin that plated Young for a 2-0 Mets’ lead.
Hamels would strike catcher Travis d’Arnaud out, but then walked Tejada and pitcher Jonathan Niese to force in a run, making it 3-0 Mets.
The Phillies got their first run and first hit in the bottom of the fourth when Marlon Byrd took Niese deep to left for a solo home run, making it 3-1.
Unfortunately, that would be their only run of the game.
The Mets would get to Hamels again in the fifth, when Murphy led off with a single, and then stole second. Young doubled him home, pushing the deficit to 4-1. Two batters later, Hamels hit Satin with a pitch, and then walked d’Arnaud.
Tejada then singled to center-field to bring Young and Satin home for a 6-1 New York lead, one they would not relinquish.
Hamels finished with six earned runs allowed on eight hits, five walks, a hit batsman and a wild pitch. He threw 106 pitches in less than five innings of work.
Niese would make easy work of the Phillies, going seven innings and allowing just the one run on four hits and struck out five.
The Phillies had just two runners in scoring position, those coming in the eighth and ninth innings.
The bright spot of the evening was the effort turned in by the Phillies’ bullpen. They did not allow a run in 3 2/3 innings. The Mets did not score after the fifth inning, and had just one hit against the ‘pen.
The Phils and Mets clash again tomorrow night at The Bank. First pitch slated for 7:05.
Stats Courtesy of Phillies.com
Photo Courtesy of Telegraph.Co.Uk