Mets defeat Phillies 6-1
Phillies Tweetcap 4/30: Hamels struggles in rainy conditions and Phils hitters barely bother to show up in 6-1 loss to the Mets
— ThatBall’sOuttaHere (@FS_TBOH) April 30, 2014
Emotional reaction immediately after the game
Let’s go Flyers!!!
Less emotional reaction after thinking about it a bit
Some pitchers have teams they just don’t do well against. It looks like that’s the case for Cole Hamels and the Mets.
Was it rust, the rain, or simply a bad night? Whatever the reason, Hamels simply didn’t have it last night.
New York Mets (15-11) at Philadelphia Phillies (13-13)
Game time: 7:05 PM
After last night’s soggy affair, the Phillies hope to salvage a split in the two-game series. They’ll send Kyle Kendrick to the mound, and hopefully he can do better in the predicted soggy conditions than Hamels did. I think the Phillies would be happy with a standard Kendrick line of 6.1 innings and three earned runs.
The ageless Bartolo Colon will go for the Mets. Colon’s career looked to be done in 2010, but he’s had a resurgence the past few years. His ERA of 4.50 is skewed by one particularly bad start against the Angels. Aside from that, he’s been quite good.
Link of Interest
Utility infielder Freddy Galvis has struggled with the bat this season. While the team would like to see more offense out of him, his true value lies in his glove. Galvis is probably the Phillies’ best defender, and his ability to play any infield position makes him valuable, especially in late game situations when the team requires a defensive replacement.
Tweet of Importance
Gets better: at the time of this tweet, the 3 highest Phillies affiliates (Cwater, Reading, LV) were down 38-2 in their 3 games combined.
— Ryan Lawrence (@ryanlawrence21) April 30, 2014
So…not a good night for the Phillies organization as a whole. But hey, the Flyers won!
Tags: Philadelphia Phillies