Game Recap: Phillies 5 – Mets 4

Ryan Howard drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the 9th inning off Kyle Farsworth, as the Phillies beat the Mets 5-4 on Saturday night. >> Read the full boxscore and recap on SNY.tv



Need to Know: Farsnworth retired the first two batters in the ninth before allowing a walk to Jimmy Rollins and a single Chase Utley. Howard later singled to center, driving in Rollins.

The Mets had two runners with no outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, but failed to score. Chris Young, after getting to a three-ball count, sacrificed the runners over. The Phillies threw an intentional ball to Eric Campbell in his second major league at bat, then changed their mind and proceeded to strike him out. Pinch hitter Bobby Abreu grounded out to end the inning.

Dillon Gee threw six innings, allowing two earned runs in the first and one earned run in the second, but settled in and had only thrown 81 pitches before being removed.

Scott Rice allowed a run in the seventh, when Rollins hit an infield single, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on an Utley RBI double.

David Wright hit a two-run home run in the first inning. He went 3-5 on the night, but popped out to end the game with Daniel Murphy on second base after a walk and a stolen base.

The Mets added two runs in the sixth inning, on a Wright RBI double and a Campbell sacrifice fly.


What’s Next: The Mets and Phillies finish their series on Mother’s Day at 1:10 p.m.




257 comments
archer41
archer41

Time to clean house.  Fred/Saul/Jeff?  Sell.  Sandy and Moneyball FO?  Adios.  TC?  See ya.  

Jerry Colfer
Jerry Colfer

Colorado was hot, Miami was hot and now Philly is hot...who is hot next?

Steve Schaeffler
Steve Schaeffler

Is it just me or does anyone else feel this way. Since the perceived failings of the Dominican Mets they refuse to put any money into Latin born players. ( if you say Colon I say they did it just so they could laugh every time he gets an AB) CY gets 7 or 8 mill. Granderson 60 mill. Colon 20 mill. That's 87 mill. Abreu got 60 mill. But Cuba is too close to the Dominican for the Wilpons.

Dave Rosenberg
Dave Rosenberg

Terry " it's not my fault " Collins isn't qualified to coach a little league team.

jwkenpo
jwkenpo

Mr. Wilpon, I would like to inform you of something. I am a truly die hard Mets fan. I will always be one. I have 4 children, 3 boys and now a little girl. It is getting increasingly difficult to convince my children that there is a better future for the Mets and that they are worth following. This saddens me, I enjoy my time with them following my team. I don't want them to give up on baseball or worse start following some other team. Thank you.

Raymond Ayling
Raymond Ayling

Cambells father called wally backman a godsend maybe its time to bring in backman don't want to here all the b.s about him the guys a winner. Let's stop the nonsense bring in wally. At least they will lose with a real fight and play like major leaguer's if they do lose . Collins is a nice guy but belongs evaluating talent from above

doublemet
doublemet

MR .Fred Wilpon only got one choice now bring MR.Wally Backman and give the MGR.position.THANK YOU

doublemet
doublemet

The Owner of the New York METS got to fire the MGR.Terry Collins.I know when they lost the series to Miami Marlins, i said they will loss more game and will be in the last position.MR.Fred Wilpon the NY METS need a new MGR.HE dont give the MGR position to Mr.Walter William (SHIP HALE) third base coach before getting MR.Collins.Now SHIP HALE is in Okland Atletics.

doublemet
doublemet

I dont even want free tickets to go to a METS game

Kyle Ely
Kyle Ely

Just to have this sink in a bit the New York Jets a team that was depicted as clowns on the NY Post and was the butt of Espn jokes because of a play that will haunt them the rest of there franchise turned themselves around quicker then these jokers

lindro88
lindro88

People can knock EY all they want. When he was leading off everyday the team was scoring early and playing better baseball. I don't care about his numbers. He scores runs. Look at the record since he was taken out of the lineup. Sometimes a team just plays better with certain players in the lineup.

kefhrny17
kefhrny17

When was the last time it didn't say, Mets look to salvage the series?

Robbert Roos
Robbert Roos

The Mets suck so hard, it makes you cry.


tigerinblu
tigerinblu

@dwright glad you signed that LT contract?

John Paul Cullinane
John Paul Cullinane

Fewest Hits = NY Mets

Fewest HR's = NY Mets

Fewest TB's = NY Mets

Worst Slugging = NY Mets

Last in extra basehits = NY Mets

PH BA = .174

Strikeouts = 303

Jose Abreu = 13 homers and 37 RBI's

Nelson Cruz = 10 HR's and 30 RBi's

Marlon Byrd = 306 avg, 4 HR's 23 RBI's

Shin Shoo Choo = .336 avg, 3 HR's 10 RBI

LaTroy Hawkins = 2.92 ERA and 9 saves

Justin Morneau = .336 Avg, 8 HR's, 29 RBI's

Ervin Santana = 1.99 ERA, 4-0, 43 K's in 40 innings

Stephen Drew = Still unsigned

Tejada trotted out as your starting SS...Ike Davis traded at his all time low after team publicly stated he would not be the 1B...no leadoff hitter...no legit bullpen help...no #4 hitter from 1B or corner outfielder...

...solid off-season by the Mets.

melmet
melmet

after pretending to be relevant for a few weeks..the mets have assumed their pre-destined place in the cellar where they will more than likely reside for the rest of the season. It is painful for me to say as an original met fan since 1962, but when you begin a major league season with a minor leaguer at short and a minor leaguer behind the plate, and you spend over 20 million dollars for the likes of young and granderson..what else can you expect..I  believe the first action of the wilpons after the season should be to FIRE their " GENIUS" sandy alderson who is a complete and total failure!..they fired  omar who was 10 times more successful than this fraud alderson..

cyrus
cyrus

these players need to be yelled at. They need some consequences. They screw up they should be sent to las vegas. Let some young kid come in and have a shot at starting a career. if we are going to lose at least lets let the team know this is not how you play baseball. collins should be throwing stuff on the field and screaming at his pitchers and his hitters. yank them out the game

shinjoooo
shinjoooo

When did the Jets turn themselves around?

Lex Meagher
Lex Meagher

@John Paul Cullinane  The most damning post in Metsblog history, that I’ve seen. Am as diehard a fan as it gets. Pay 25 bucks a month for MLB.tv which is an enormous expense for me. Almost 30 year of this and I’m just about at my wit’s end. Can’t take it anymore. 

Terry Jacoby
Terry Jacoby

@John Paul Cullinane  But according to Matt Cerone it was just the Miami series the offense sucked and Miami has the best pitching staff on the planet.

Chris Molloy
Chris Molloy

@John Paul Cullinane Calm down John. I think Matt has an entry on Sunday to tell us how well Zack Lutz, Andrew Brown and  Allan Dykstra are doing in Vegas. Only the Wilpons could get a New York minor league team based in Vegas where you can't evaluate talent, but you mess with the pitchers who are on pitch counts. You can't make this up

lindro88
lindro88

That list is misleading. Cruz was looking for big money until the offseason was ending. No way he'd have signed here for the same contract he got to play in Baltimore. Morneau is in Colorado. No way he'd be doing anything close here. Choo got 100m. Santana wasn't a need. So if you want to say they should sign Drew, should have kept Hawkins and could have gotten into the Abreu bidding, that's fine. To act as if those other players were ever coming here is unrealistic. Btw, I didn't read too many people waxing poetic about Hawkins. These players also have choices. Do you think Nelson Cruz would rather hit in Camden, in a lineup full of studs, or at Citi Field? Put things in the context to which they are real, not fantasy land.

tigerinblu
tigerinblu

@melmet  the more time goes by, the more Sandy & Co. look totally lost on how to turn this around

cyrus
cyrus

embarrass them

Jerry Colfer
Jerry Colfer

You nailed it! It would be easy to argue an individual player or stat, but when taken in aggregate it paints a pretty ugly story. Once Harvey was down, the FO chose to focus on 2015. They just didn't broadcast it ( and who could blame them).

John Paul Cullinane
John Paul Cullinane

Why wouldn't Cruz take about the same $$$ from NY than with Baltimore at the end?

Morneau has half his homers on the road...is batting .333 on the road...and 13 RBI's on the road...so enough of the Colorado BS.

Santana wasn't a need...OK...but Colon was?

Hawkins?  People on here were pretty upset not keeping him.

...and yes, they didn't sign Abreu or Drew...and Nelson Cruz hitting around a bunch of studs...?  That's the problem...we have NOBODY on this team and nothing was addressed...

grillruben
grillruben

@lindro88  

The issue is we gave Chris Young, a .200 hitter a $7 mil deal right away when there was no reason to do so. Then we are stingy with the rest of the roster. We don't have a shortstop or first baseman!! 

lindro88
lindro88

BTW. It's not Colorado BS. They happen to be red hot, and went from Colorado to Texas. I didn't read one comment about Justin Morneau. Not to mention if you are Morneau, would you rather go play in Colorado or Citi Field?

John Paul Cullinane
John Paul Cullinane

Ding ding...we have a winner..."Pay"

You have to overpay guys on one year deals to have a decent bridge year to become a destination for future free agents too.  Who will ever want to come here if we constantly lose?  If you can't pay, you have to be creative...Sandy has not done anything creative to make this years team successful...nothing.

lindro88
lindro88

Morneau is also in the best lineup in baseball. Stop kidding yourself. Players aren't tripping over themselves to come play here. If you want these guys, you have to pay.

lindro88
lindro88

If you are Nelson Cruz would you rather hit in a lineup with Jones, Davis, etc... Playing in Camden Yards? Or would you prefer playing in a pitchers park, surrounded by lesser hitters. Santana signed late as well. He was looking for a long term deal. You make it sound like all of these players were in the same situation when the Mets made the moves they did. It's just not the case.

Charles Chuck Padolsky
Charles Chuck Padolsky

And that stinking ball park takes the heart out of anyone we bring in. We can't even do that right. What a mess!

John Paul Cullinane
John Paul Cullinane

Never said instead...they needed Granderson and he will be fine...they needed another bat or 2 in addition to Granderson.  $7 million to C Young was an awful deal...and I have been very vocal against Colon since the signing.  Sandy made no trades and did not bring anyone who can produce.  Overall, it's been a complete failure.

lindro88
lindro88

I'm not saying I'm in favor of what they did. I'm just giving my opinion on why its pointless to look at those guys numbers and think of how great it would have been to have signed them. First of all we weren't signing all of them. One player isn't the problem. This team needs a SS, a bunch of Bp arms and better bench players. Put Cruz in RF instead of Granderson and the team isn't any better.

John Paul Cullinane
John Paul Cullinane

...and what if pieces were in place here at the time he signed with Baltimore?  The fact is, there were no pieces in place because Sandy was having a snoozefest all off-season...he was hoping for bargains at the end.

lindro88
lindro88

That's a whole different argument. What we should be able to do, and what we can do are way different

lindro88
lindro88

I'm not disagreeing. I'm just pointing out that the players listed all had different circumstances, and all wound up in better places to set themselves up for big contracts next year. If you really think Nelson Cruz would have signed here for one yr at 8 million, rather than in Baltimore, you must not be paying attention. He's trying to get paid next year. Hitting in a great lineup, in a hitters park seems a lot more attractive than doing it here. If they wanted to give Cruz 50 million bucks, he'd be here.

grillruben
grillruben

@lindro88  

Do we not play in a brand new stadium in freaking New York? We should always have a top ten payroll. It's insulting that they field a team with minor leaguers and charge $22 to park. 


I love the Mets. I will watch games, go to games every season, but it's awful being a fan of this team right now. 


I realize Sandy is probably being squeezed by the Wilpons, but if that's the case then you can't commit a big portion of the off season money to Chris Young and Bartolo Colon to the deals they got. I support the Granderson deal, but the other two were awful. If your just looking for a one year fill in, why go with a project like Young given Cruz's track record?

John Paul Cullinane
John Paul Cullinane

It's not about what they were originally asking for...but what they got.  Teams signed them at low dollar figures and we did not.  Sandy did NOTHING but lower the payroll again.  Granderson is fine and will be OK, but there was no creativity there - he just gave him money.  There were no deals and never signed one of the guys that you mention that WERE asking for a lot of money that ended up signing cheaper deals.  There was no true/sincere investment in this season which is what they have targeted (at least said to Mets fans) for years.  Instead, they punt again.  This is unacceptable.

lindro88
lindro88

Ok. That's a fair point. Still wouldn't have led to signing Cruz, Choo, Santana or Abreu. Cruz was still looking for Peralta money. He gave in late and signed with a team that gives him the best chance to get paid next offseason. Choo was never an option. Santana looks great, but he was also looking for big $. 100 million if I recall. I agree, this payroll is an abomination, but that list is just a bunch of names. Byrd is a guy we could have signed. He wanted to come back. I'm not defending the offseason, just pointing out that unless the Mets were willing to spend real $, none of those guys besides Byrd were realistic.