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Manuel Labor

The Phillies inducted the 36th member to their Wall of Fame tonight. The inductee was none other than one Charles Fuqua Manuel. Charlie Manuel led the Phillies to their second ever World Series championship in 2008, and won five straight division titles. He is the Phillies all-time leader in managerial wins, and rightfully took his place among the greats of Phillies baseball tonight.

Few players remain from Manuel’s tenure as manager, namely Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee.

Hamels started tonight’s game with the Mets, and was spot on as usual.

In his last five starts, Hamels has allowed exactly three earned runs. He’s gone at least seven innings in each of those starts, racking up 33 strikeouts in those five games.

Tonight was no exception, Hamels went seven innings and allowed one run on five hits in seven innings pitched. The Phillies would tie the game after he departed, taking him off the hook for the loss and deservedly so. His 2014 ERA is now 2.42.

As for the offense, there was very little.

Carlos Ruiz hit a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game 1-1. It was one of only five hits for the Phillies tonight. They left six men on base, one in scoring position.

The game would go into extra innings, and the Mets would take the lead 2-1 in the top of the 11th inning against Antonio Bastardo. The Phils failed in the bottom of the inning, losing their second straight to New York.

The Phils take on the Mets again tomorrow afternoon in the third game of this four game series. Kyle Kendrick gets the call against Zack Wheeler for New York. First pitch 1:35.

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