Losing to the Mets is no fun. Luckily for the Phillies, the past few years have been
relatively easy as far as beating the Mets has been concerned, however, with an injured lineup and some timely Mets hitting, this year’s task was not as easy and the Phillies dropped their first two games of the season against the Mets. Of course, not all of the pain was inflicted by the Mets in the Phillies first two games, going 0-8 with runners in scoring position in game one and managing only six total hits in the second. Both efforts were further diminished by an atypical five runs allowed by the Phillies on both nights.
The Phillies took the field on Jackie Robinson day looking to erase their Mets-related troubles with a start from Cole Hamels, against Mike Pelfrey, someone who, historically, has had all sorts of trouble against the Phillies. Continue reading