Written by Kenneth Teape (@teapester725)
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets
Post Game Recap
Winning Pitcher: Cole Hamels (6-5, 2.55 ERA)
Losing Pitcher: Dillon Gee (4-4, 3.77 ERA)
It was a rough night for the Mets at Citi Field Tuesday night, as they were unable to get anything going against Cole Hamels all night, being shutout 6-0. It was not for a lack of runners, as the Mets had a player on base the first four innings of the game.
Hamels was able to get timely outs when he needed them. He struck out Mets batters when he needed, and also got a timely double play in the third inning after Curtis Granderson singled to start the inning. It was lucky for the Phillies, as David Wright hit a double after Daniel Murphy grounded into that double play.
On the night, Hamels had a stellar stat line finishing with eight innings pitched, allowing only six hits and walking none, while striking out eight. It was a dominant performance from Hamels against a team he normally struggles against, as he has a career 7-14 record with an unsightly 4.38 ERA in 28 previous starts against them.
The Mets tonight were done in by the long ball, as the Phillies scored all of their runs via the home run Tuesday. Jimmy Rollins got the scoring started in the third inning with a solo shot. The next inning Grady Sizemore hit a solo shot of his own, giving the Phillies a two run lead.
Met killer Chase Utley then put the game away in the seventh inning, launching a grand slam to put the game out of reach and the Phillies up six.
Five of those six runs were charged to Dillon Gee, as he had his third consecutive rough outing. Tonight he finished with 6.2 innings pitched, surrendering five hits and three walks that turned into five runs with only two strikeouts. Gee has surrendered 15 runs in 16.2 innings since the All-Star break.
The Mets and Phillies will end their three-game series Wednesday with a matinee, as Zack Wheeler (5-8, 3.64 ERA) will take the mound for the Amazings’ against Kyle Kendrick (5-10, 4.87 ERA) for the Phillies.