2013 Game Recaps

Phillies Struggle in Loss to Mets

PHIvNYMFor the first time since 2002, Phillies have clinched a losing season. Tonight marked their 82nd loss on the year. Cole Hamels had a rough night, surrendering six earned runs for the first time since May.

He let up three of those before recording an out in the first, including allowing a homer to David Wright, in his first at-bat since August 2. Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed four (two earned) runs in six innings pitched, and allowed just four hits. Overall, the Phils were only able to scatter five hits in 36 tries at the plate.

These two teams are back at it tomorrow, with Tyler Cloyd scheduled for the Phillies and Dillon Gee scheduled for the Mets.



  1. Papa John

    September 21, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Cole Hamels is grossly overrated. À good pitcher? Sure. But he’s no true ace like Cliff Lee.

    • rellis

      September 21, 2013 at 12:00 pm

      Good grief! It was one sub par start since July!!! Stop with the Hamels-Lee comparisons. Why does the fanbase make it a contest with these guys?? Can’t we just enjoy them both? If you don’t think Hamels is an ace (which he is) then fine. But this putting down Hamels to pump up Lee is mind boggling. Every pitcher including Lee has some bad starts. the constant criticism of Cole Hamels in this town is unfair and undeserving.

      • hk

        September 22, 2013 at 9:00 am

        Great points. Lee is great. He’s an ace. Hamels is great. He’s an ace. End of story. These comparisons are absurd. Why can’t people recognize that this team has two aces, but unfortunately not enough else to contend the last two years?

  2. bacardipr

    September 22, 2013 at 5:27 am

    Meh maybe so but Lee goes though his funks and has choked when it counted.

    • Chuck A.

      September 22, 2013 at 7:59 am

      Yup…I’ve been saying this all along. In the 2009 postseason he was great, no question. But in 2011 not so much. And, as I remember in 2010, when he was with the Rangers, he wasn’t exactly Mr. Shutdown either.

      • hk

        September 22, 2013 at 8:58 am

        Lee had a 2.78 ERA in 5 starts (35 2/3 IP) in the 2010 post-season. He had one game in which SF crushed him in the World Series (6 ER in 4 2/3 IP). Other than that, he had a 1.45 ERA in 4 starts.

    • hk

      September 22, 2013 at 8:54 am

      In his 11 post-season games, 5 of which were in AL parks (meaning he faced a DH), Lee is 7-3 with a 2.52 ERA and 0.927 WHIP with 89 K’s and 10 BB’s in 82 IP. In his 3 post-season losses, he struck out 22 and walked 3. When you start 11 post-season games, of course some playoff team offenses are going to get to you. It’s a real stretch to call it choking – unless you’re a Philadelphia talk show host – when you pitch like that and the opposition scores some runs against you.

    • George

      September 22, 2013 at 9:17 am

      Please name one player who hasn’t gone “through his funks and has choked when it counted.”

      • Lefty

        September 22, 2013 at 11:26 am

        You stole the thought right out of my head, well stated.

  3. Carlos Danger

    September 22, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Hamels and Lee are at the absolute bottom of the list of this team’s problems.

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