ALL the extra innings: Philadelphia Phillies fall to New York Mets in extra innings (again)


Jun 1, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda (21) hits a two run home run during the eleventh inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Mets won in the eleventh inning 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Who likes free baseball? After this weekend, I’m guessing that not many Philadelphia Phillies fans do. The Phillies and Mets played their third straight extra-inning game, and for the second straight day, the Mets were the team that came out on top.

The good news is that this one didn’t last quite as long as the 14 innings we got on Friday and Saturday. Due to the overworked bullpen, the Phillies were forced to call Phillippe Aumont up to the major league roster, and then utilize him in the 11th inning. That bit of information should be enough for you to deduce that the game ended in the 11th.

If you want to take some positives from a game that saw the Phillies fall further into last place in the National League East, there were a few bright spots. Cole Hamels pitched seven strong innings, Ryan Howard continued his recent power resurgence with another home run, and aside from Aumont, the bullpen continued to perform surprisingly well.

Those positives aside, these last two days have been miserable for the Phillies. Matched against a Mets team that doesn’t seem to be particularly good, the Phillies have somehow managed to play even worse.

This has been a long, sloppy series that has seen plenty of poor baseball from both sides. And the best news is, the series continues for one more game!