The Phillies losing streak dropped to eight games, a feat they haven’t managed since the 2000 Phillies.
Yea, this streak is on par with THAT era of Phillies baseball. The Mets jumped all over a five-run 3rd inning in which all five runs were unearned thanks to a Hunter Pence error and the Mets went on to win the night cap, 6-3.
The Phils got three runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings on RBI singles by Wilson Valdez and Jimmy Rollins and an RBI double by Ross Gload respectively. But the misplay by Pence set up the Mets’ five runs in the 3rd.
2B: Gload 2 (8), Utley (21).
WP: Gee (13-6). LP: Herndon (1-4). S: Acosta (4).
Game 1: Phils drop 7th straight
Mets Valentino Pascucci hits a game-tying pinch hit homer in the 7th off Cole Hamels. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
If anyone should be frustrated, it should be the Phillies pitching right now.
Cole Hamels had another one of his stellar starts wasted, this time at a point in the season where the Phillies can’t afford to be falling asleep at the plate. The Mets came from behind and won, 2-1, cancelling out another stellar start from Hamels.
Mets starter R.A. Dickey took a no-hitter into the 7th inning before Shane Victorino’s one-out double broke it up. Ryan Howard drove in the go-ahead run to make it 1-0. But the lead vanished in the bottom half when pinch-hitter Valentino Pacucci hit a game-tying solo shot off Hamels.
The Mets tacked on one more in the 8th when David Wright’s RBI double proved to be the winning hit.
All of that vanished Hamels’ seven innings of one-run ball. He scattered four hits and a walk throughout his start, striking out seven.
Phillies’ 7-game losing streak also is the longest in history after a team won its 98th game. 1904 Giants lost 6 straight after winning 104.
2B: Victorino (25).
WP: Parnell (4-6). LP: Lidge (0-2). S: Acosta (3).