2. April 29: New York Mets 3, Philadelphia Phillies 0
Losing to a division rival is never fun, but to allow them to throw just the second-ever no-hitter in their franchise’s history is just about rock bottom.
That’s exactly what the Phillies did when facing the Mets in a late-April contest. Just perhaps, that propelled the Mets with extra confidence to their likely 2022 National League East division title — and who knows just how far they will reach in the postseason.
Aaron Nola was credited with the loss despite his quality start — allowing three runs on seven hits in six innings. The Phillies walked six times, but could not produce a hit opposite Tylor Megill, Drew Smith, former Phillie Joely Rodriguez, Seth Lugo and closer Edwin Diaz.
The Phillies were no-hit for the first time since then-Los Angeles Dodgers starter Josh Beckett went the distance on May 25, 2014, at Citizens Bank Park.
3. May 5: New York Mets 8, Philadelphia Phillies 7
The Phillies blowing an early 7-0 lead to the Diamondbacks on Monday was bad enough, but imagine losing a 7-0 lead heading into the top of the ninth inning — at home.
Less than a week after the Mets no-hit the Phillies, they handed the then-Joe Girardi-led team another brutal loss. Like Monday, the offense started the game strongly — with Bryce Harper, Nick Castellanos, J.T. Realmuto and Jean Segura each driving runs home. Three innings later, Harper and Castellanos homered in back-to-back plate appearances against Taijuan Walker — putting the team ahead 7-0.
But then the offense went silent. And then the ninth inning happened with the since-cut James Norwood and since-injured Corey Knebel on the mound.
The Mets would score seven runs on eight hits, after being shut out on just three hits entering the frame.