Game 159 Recap: Phillies Blast Mets, 9-4


What happens when you beat a team [twice] you’re not supposed to beat? Well. They beat you.

The Phillies did just that last night, collecting a whopping nineteen hits and nine runs, mostly off Mets starter Mike Pelfrey. Pelfrey lasted just three innings, giving-up nine hits, five earned-runs, one walk, and one strikeout. D.J. Carrasco didn’t fair much better in relief of Pelfrey, surrendering four hits, one walk, and four earned-runs of his own. After Carrasco departed, a combination of Dale Thayer, Ryota Igarashi, Pedro Beato, and Josh Stinson settled-in for five scoreless innings–but it was a little too late.

The Mets offense did some damage, smacking eleven hits and scoring four runs, but they simply could not cash-in on baserunners. Mets hitters did little with runners in scoring position, going 2-for-15, and leaving ten men on-base. The standouts were Justin Turner (two doubles), Jason Pridie (double and triple), and Ronnie Paulino (two-run homerun).

The loss knocks the Mets down to 76-83 on the season.

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