An August evening game was a last chance for Bartolo Colon to showcase himself to teams looking to acquire his services for the last month of the regular season. He started strong, but in the end couldn’t finish his outing and the Phillies defeated the Mets 7-2.
The showcase for Colon was cruising through the first four innings and into the fifth inning until a Marlon Byrd solo home-run broke the 0-0 tie.
Colon continued to drive through the Phillies order into the sixth when Ben Revere, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley hit three consecutive singles.
Ryan Howard proceeded to continue that trend with a single that scored two runs, putting the Phillies in front 3-0.
A bloop hit courtesy of Dominic Brown gave the Phillies another run. Colon made a perfect pitch, but Brown was able to muscle hit into right field for an RBI hit.
And when it rains, it pours as Carlos Ruiz added to the party with an RBI single to right field making it 5-0 Philadelphia.
Cody Asche greeted new Met pitcher Buddy Carlyle with an RBI single, continuing the hit parade.
The 7th inning saw a bit of a rally for the Mets as they were able to get the bases loaded with one out, which included Dilson Herrera’s first major league hit.
Wilmer Flores got the Mets onto the board with an RBI single, keeping the bases loaded. A Juan Lagares walk got the Mets a second run. But then Curtis Granderson struck out with the bases loaded, stopping the rally.
The Phillies would add one more run to their score-sheet with a Ryan Howard sac-fly in the 9th.
Colon’s final line was: 5 and a 1/3 innings, 6 runs on 9 hits with no walks and 2 strikeouts on 81 pitches.
Colon started off really strong but as seen over his last couple of starts, he ran into trouble late in the game and couldn’t get it back on track.
It seems that most of the recaps I do are against the Phillies. Guess that’s what happens when you play a team as many times as the Mets play them.
Congrats to Dilson Herrera on his first major league hit tonight. Nice to see him get that out of the way and hopefully thrive in his stint with the big league club.
Jerome Williams was fantastic tonight for the Phillies. The Mets couldn’t figure him out for the most part tonight. He has been a pleasant surprise since coming to Philadelphia and he continued his hot streak tonight.
When the Mets offense is bad, it is horribly bad. Really need to use this last month of the season to figure out some stuff for the 2015 season.
Player of the Game: Jerome Williams of the Phillies. He dominated the Mets tonight, continue his good stretch for his third team this season.
The finale of this three game series with the Phillies takes place at 1:10 tomorrow, with Dillon Gee going against A.J. Burnett.