Monday, June 2, 2014

2014 Phillies Team Issue #30 Justin De Fratus

Mets 4, Phillies 3 (11 Innings)
Game 54 - Sunday Afternoon, June 1st in Philadelphia
Record - 24-30, 5th Place, 6 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies and Mets played their third straight extra-inning game, and the Mets won after the newly recalled Phillippe Aumont allowed a two-run home run to Lucas Duda in the 11th.

What It Means:  The Phillies are a season worst six games under .500 and they have a secure hold on last place in the N.L. East.

What Happened:  Ryan Howard (two-run home run in the fourth) and Marlon Byrd (solo home run in the 11th) provided the offense, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Mets.  The Phillies best chance to add some runs came in the seventh when Cesar Hernandez led off with a bunt single and was advanced to second on a Reid Brignac sacrifice bunt.  Domonic Brown singled next, but was thrown out between first and second in a bone-headed baserunning move.

Cole Hamels once again pitched nicely, allowing just two runs (one earned) in his seven innings of work.  Aumont recorded two quick outs in the 11th, but walked Travis d'Arnaud (hitting .193) setting up Duda's two-run blast.

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Featured Cards:  I'm trying to be positive here folks, but things aren't going well.  I guess the one bright spot so far through the first four games with the Mets has been the work of the bullpen.  By my unofficial tally, here's what each reliever has done over the last four games in descending order of impressiveness:

Jeff Manship - 4 innings, 0 earned runs
Justin De Fratus - 3 1/3 innings, 0 earned runs
Mario Hollands - 3 1/3 innings, 0 earned runs
Jonathan Papelbon - 3 innings, 0 earned runs
Jake Diekman - 1 2/3 innings, 0 earned runs
Mike Adams - 1 1/3 innings, 0 earned runs
Cesar Jimenez - 1 inning, 0 earned runs
Antonio Bastardo - 2 1/3 innings, 1 earned run
Phillippe Aumont - 1 inning, 2 earned runs

Transactions:  Prior to the game, the Phillies summoned Jimenez and Aumont from the IronPigs.  Manship was placed on the disabled list with a strained right quad and Darin Ruf was sent back down.  Jimenez takes Jeremy Horst's spot on the 40-man roster as Horst was designated for assignment.

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