Mets Game 132: Win Over Phillies

Mets 11 Phillies 3

Mets win the final game of their four-game set with Philadelphia to bring them right back where they started the series — a dozen games under .500.

Mets Game Notes

As I had to work during the day, I missed this landslide of a victory. From the boxscore, it appears that Eric Young, Jr., Daniel Murphy, and Andrew Brown all had great days at the top of the lineup, and Anthony Recker hit a homerun. Also, Carlos Torres‘ line looks wonderful. If I have any questions, it would be this: why in the world did it take four relievers to finish the final 2 1/3 innings / last 7 outs of a blowout? Maybe someone who watched the game can explain in the comments.

Next Mets Game

The Mets begin a series in Washington, D.C. with the Nationals on Friday night at 7:05 PM. Dillon Gee gets the draw against Jordan Zimmerman.

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  1. Joe August 30, 2013 at 12:26 am
    Situational pitcher to close the 7th — Germen struggled with a big lead so was taken out in the 8th / situational pitcher closed it. Hawkins in 9th to get work.

    Happy Birthday Recker. He looks younger, but he is 30.

  2. DanB August 30, 2013 at 10:00 am
    I’ve read that the Mets consider this September to be like spring training.It seems more like a spring season split team game with most of the starters left behind. And I fear all of 2014 will be spring training for 2015.
    • crozier August 30, 2013 at 10:36 am
      I’d like to think September is more of an audition for the purpose of off-season trades.
    • crozier August 30, 2013 at 10:58 am
      Obviously the season’s in the tank now; no need to check the standings. Just go to the New York Times and see they aren’t bothering to cover the games — even the home games.

      Yesterday’s game “coverage” amounted to a line item in the “notes” section of a story about the 2014 Mets potentially having three players whose last name begins with a lower case “d.” And that’s what counts as news at this point.

      • chris August 30, 2013 at 12:57 pm
        The NYT baseball section is embarrassing. I read that the management believes sports is below them, a sad state for the paper of record.

        I wonder whether it’s more valuable now to get a look at young guys who haven’t had a chance at MLB yet or play the Duda / Davis / Murphy group as much as possible and pray they do something to warrant another team trading anything of value for them.

  3. DanB August 30, 2013 at 1:39 pm
    Great question, Chris. Ironically, the less faith the Mets have in Davis/ DDada/Murphy the more they should be played to present them to others as trade bait. Or cut bait and play the rookies and assume the others have no trade value.