Mets Defeat Phillies 3-1

Fifth inning Michael Conforto and Curtis Granderson home runs accounted for the entire Mets offense tonight-as the Mets defeated the Phillies once again, improving their record to 13-1 against them this season. Besides the two of them, pitcher Bartolo Colon was the only other Mets player to record a hit. Yeah, that’s right.

Colon struck out nine over eight innings, being as dominant as ever throughout his two-year tenure as a Met. Jeurys Familia struggled in the ninth inning, getting into a bases loaded jam that paved the way for a Jeff Francouer RBI groundout, the only run the Phillies scored.

Despite a win, the Mets received some bad news today. Although Lucas Duda is scheduled to come off the Disabled List this upcoming Sunday, he hasn’t swung a bat yet (surprise, surprise.) Terry Collins and the Mets are now ‘unsure’ of when the slugging first baseman will be coming off the DL, reports Anthony McCarron.

Oy.

This will add to the list of approximately one hundred injuries the Mets have completely underestimated (or merely falsely reported to the public) this year. This list includes, but not limited to, David Wright, Erik Goeddel, Steven Matz, Travis d’Arnaud, Jerry Blevins, Buddy Carlyle, Rafael Montero, Bobby Parnell, Michael Cuddyer, and Jack Leathersich. Whether the Medical Staff is awful, the players are being lied to, or fans are being lied to-Ray Ramirez, Jay Horowitz and the entire Mets organization should be ashamed of the horrible job they’ve done this year at reporting injuries. This frustrates me to no end as a fan.

The Mets, led by Jon Niese, will be taking on Aaron Harang and the Phillies tomorrow at 7:10 in New York. The game will be broadcasted on SNY.

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3 comments

  1. Tom Franklin

    Bartolo Colon is a baseball treasure Matt. Has anyone enjoyed playing the game more? He’s been lights-outs. Hitting too. Wow, Never have I seen a pitcher, who no longer throws hard, get batters out with so few pitches in his arsenal. Amazing.

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    • Matt

      I must admit, I wasn’t too happy that he was signed last year, I thought he was blocking young talent such as Syndergaard and Matz. I was even unhappier mid-season when he had quite a rough patch, but these past few starts have been simply dominant. Given his starts have been against lower-tier teams of late, but I think his veteran presence is similar to Cuddyer’s, such that it’s helping the younger players develop.

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