The Mets (5-3) lost to the Phillies (3-5) by the score of 8-3 tonight in Philadelphia.
The Least You Should Know…
- Dillon Gee started for the Mets and he got shelled for seven runs and ten hits, including three home runs in only 3 1/3 innings.
- John Buck hit another opposite field home run – he now has four home runs and 14 RBI on the season.
- Daniel Murphy had a single and another extra-base hit – he now has six extra-base hits on the season.
- The Mets committed two errors, and they have now committed seven errors in eight games.
For a full recap and box score, check out SNY.TV.
Michael Baron, ContributorThat was flat out ugly from Gee tonight. He had zero command of anything, and when he did get the ball over, all his pitches were well above the knees and sitting right over the middle of the plate. The Phillies absolutely clobbered him in the third inning — Gee allowed three home runs in only five pitches. A lot of people on Twitter are concerned about Gee, considering he is coming off surgery to remove a clot in his arm. But, a) that was a non-baseball injury, and did not impact the structure of his arm, b) he was fine in his first start of the season. Until he says otherwise, I have to believe he is healthy, and this was just a bad day for him on the mound. It happens — hopefully, he bounces back strong in his next start against the Rockies.
John Buck is on another planet right now. He hit another opposite field home run today, and he just keeps on rolling. He has carried the offense over the first week, and has had such a tremendous value for the pitching staff. He is making the most of his opportunity with the Mets right now.
I found it odd Terry Collins double switched Lucas Duda in the fourth inning. In that ballpark, no lead is safe, and Terry removed one of his legitimate — albeit questionable — power threats from the lineup. There were other options for Terry to switch out, but I think he could have hindered his chances of coming back in this game by making this move.
W.B. Mason Post Game Extra
The Mets will look to take the rubber game of their three-game series with the Phillies tomorrow night at Citizens Bank Park, with Jeremy Hefner facing Kyle Kendrick at 7:05 pm.