Mets 7, Phillies 6
Game 79 - Saturday Afternoon, July 1st in Flushing
Record - 26-53, 5th place, 20 games behind the Nationals
Overdue and Unnecessary Post-Vacation Catch-Up, Part 5
One Sentence Summary: Pat Neshek suffered through his first rough outing with the Phillies as the Mets won, 7-6.
What It Means: Neshek has been nearly unhittable this year, and he was recently named the team's solo representative at this year's All-Star Game. Checking the box score while on vacation, I had expected to see any other reliever besides Neshek as the culprit in this loss and it was shocking to see he had allowed three earned runs (including a two-run home run to Asdrubal Cabrera) in the seventh.
What Happened: The comeback from the Mets wasted a four RBI day from Tommy Joseph, who doubled in the fifth to tie the game and hit a three-run home run (14) in the seventh to give the Phillies a temporary lead.
Featured Card: Neshek has appeared in the Topps Heritage and Gypsy Queen sets this year with the Phillies, but this is his only baseball card to date featuring him in a non-Photoshopped actual Phillies uniform.