Phillies 10 Mets 0
And I thought Sunday’s defeat was difficult to stomach.
Mets Game Notes
Dillon Gee was terrible — there’s no other way to describe his outing. He gave up three in the second, two in the third, and then walked four in the fourth en route to another three runs and an early exit. If there was a positive to be taken, it was that Gee struck out Ryan Howard three times.
Not that it mattered, since Cliff Lee handcuffed the Mets through 7 strong innings, allowing only three hits and no runs. The Mets rapped two more hits in the final two frames off reliever David Herndon, and that was the extent of the offense.
As a Mets fan, this wasn’t a pleasing game to watch. As a baseball fan, it was a pleasure watching Cliff Lee slice through the Mets batters, painting the corners, changing speeds, and throwing tons of strikes.
Ryota Igarashi was unimpressive again in relief. He’s turning out to be fine as a mop-up guy in games long gone, though.
Next Mets Game
The Mets and Phillies do it again at 7:05 PM on Tuesday night. Jonathon Niese goes against Vance Worley. I will be at Citizens Bank Park to watch in person, so the recap may be published a little later than usual.
About the Author
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.