Mets Game 127: Loss to Phillies

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.

Ruben Tejada had two more hits; he might qualify as “hot” if anyone was paying attention. Lucas Duda also had two hits.

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.

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. Joe August 23, 2011 at 6:37 am
    Being beaten up by the Phillies is not really tough to stomach. It’s expected. Three games like this, a bit harder.
    • Joe August 23, 2011 at 7:11 am
      I’ll put the Pagan stomach virus thing out there, since it’s just too easy of a metaphor. No mercy rule here, unlike the Little League World Series. Reporting:

      “Brandon Miller led off the bottom of the first with a homer and combined with starter Landon Breon on a no-hitter to lead the Little League World Series’ hometown favorites from Clinton County, Pa., to a 10-0 rout Monday night of Lafayette, La.”

      That ended in the 4th.

  2. wohjr August 23, 2011 at 4:53 pm
    sitting through these losses is what is going to make the eventual championship so much sweeter. If I live that long.

    I do like tejadas ab’s since being called back up… is it just me or is the kid seeing a ton of pitches? Also two sparkling plays in the field last night. Also like his demeanor… very stoic out there, interesting contrast to jose.

    I get to meet Sandy on Saturday, I will offer to mow his lawn on the weekends to re-sign jose

    • Joe August 23, 2011 at 5:33 pm
      Lol. Toss in the lemonade stand money, you know, he just might do it! :)

      Dare to dream. Next up — a no-hitter.