Mets Game 142: Loss to Phillies

Phillies 6 Mets 2

Too little, too late.

The Mets couldn’t get to Jamie Moyer before he turned in for his afternoon nap, and Pedro Martinez let the Phillies jump ahead to an early 6-0 lead in a disappointing game for Mets fans.

With the loss, the Mets also lost the series to the Phillies, and will have to come back guns ablazin’ tonight to avoid a sweep — and a tie for first.


The Mets managed only two hits against Moyer, then hit three doubles in the 8th against Scott Eyre.

If there is a positive, the Phillies were forced to use Eyre, Ryan Madson, and J.C. Romero — which could affect their availability or performance in the nightcap.

Next Game

Johan Santana vs. Cole Hamels three hours from now. I think I’ve fixed the initial glitches with, so if you want to log in over there and post your notes before or during the game, please do. Of course you can still post your opinions here as well.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. isuzudude September 7, 2008 at 5:46 pm
    To the tune of Paul Simon:

    “…slip slidin’ away…
    …slip slidin’ away…”