On Tuesday night in Queens, the Phillies shut out the Mets by a score of 6-0, snapping their streak of four straight wins at home.
Jul 29, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee (35) pitches during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
Dillon Gee cruised through his first six innings, surrendering just a pair of solo home runs to Jimmy Rollins and Grady Sizemore in the third and fourth, respectively. In the seventh, though, Domonic Brown singled and Ben Revere was hit by a pitch. After a walk to Jimmy Rollins, Gee departed the game with Josh Edgin coming in for relief. Edgin threw a 2-2 fastball to Chase Utley that he hit over the fence for a grand slam to break the game open at 6-0. After ending the seventh, Buddy Carlyle pitched two scoreless innings with four strikeouts for the Mets.
Meanwhile, Cole Hamels — who was 7-14 with a 4.38 ERA in his career against the Mets — took the mound for Philadelphia and was simply dominant, keeping New York scoreless through his eight innings of work with eight strikeouts and no walks. He ended his night retiring 13 in a row and with his first scoreless outing against them since their first match in 2006. Ken Giles then pitched a clean ninth to end the game and even up the series.
The Mets will look to win the rubber game of their three-game set with the Phillies tomorrow afternoon. Zack Wheeler (5-8, 3.64 ERA) will take on Kyle Kendrick (5-10, 4.87 ERA) at 12:10pm ET.