Four Philly Home Runs Doom Mets Comeback Attempt In 8-7 Loss
After coming back from six runs down to tie the game 7-7 in the top of the ninth, Carlos Torres served up a leadoff home run to Kevin Frandsen in the bottom of the inning and the Mets lost to the Phillies by the score of 8-7.
Dillon Gee started for the Mets and he got ripped for six runs in five innings, including two home runs to his nemesis Ryan Howard and one to Michael Young. Howard is now 7-for-15 with six home runs and 14 RBIs in his career against Gee. The Met righthander allowed eight hits, walked none and struck out four and saw his ERA rise to 4.82 for the season.
Daniel Murphy had a pair of hits in the game and also stole two bases, while Omar Quintanilla went 3-for-4 and scored two runs. Eric Young Jr. continued to produce in the leadoff spot with a pair of hits and RBIs.
You can’t win them all, but this one was certainly winnable for the Mets. I’d mention the terrible calls at home plate by the ump, but he was equally as terrible against the Phillies so it kind of evened out.
About the Author: Joe DeCaro
I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.
13 Comments + Add Comment
- Des: on Mets Will Meet With Agents For John Axford and Kevin Gregg: Murphy is a keeper. He's too...
- Hotstreak: on Mets Sign Bartolo Colon To Two-Year, $20 Million Deal: I call you having a double standard...
- mets/jets70: on Colon Signing Could Elevate Mets To Wild Card Contender Status: the mets have spent close to 38...
- Hatt Marvey: on Colon Signing Could Elevate Mets To Wild Card Contender Status: Just think about how much Keith is...
- Hatt Marvey: on Colon Signing Could Elevate Mets To Wild Card Contender Status: Hes been on the DL running over...
2014 Opening Day
Write For Metsmerized Online
Mets Merized Online is reloading and looking for new writers to help cover the Hot Stove Season. We're also looking for passionate writers who would like to contribute new and original features.
Contact us now at GetMetsmerized@aol.com for more info and join the #1 Mets Fansite on the web!
Check Out These Great MLB Links!
Mets Autograph Signings
Mets Fan Apparel
Mets Autographed Baseballs
Baseball Card Supplies
For the best seats and lowest MLB ticket prices, go to PurchaseSeats.com. Get your Mets Tickets now and follow them on the road with Yankees Tickets, Phillies Tickets, Nationals Tickets and Braves Tickets!