Mets 6, Phillies 4
Game 142 - Sunday Afternoon, September 9th in Flushing
Record - 74-68, 2nd place, 4 1/2 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: Failing to take advantage of Jacob deGrom being scratched from his start due to the rainy weather, the Phillies dropped this game 6-4 to the Mets.
What It Means: The Phillies have not won a series since sweeping the Marlins at the beginning of August. They've dropped nine consecutive series of three games or more. As Larry Shenk Tweeted, the Phillies are now 15-17 against the (bad) Marlins and Mets this season while the Braves are 26-9 against those two teams. That's going to end up being the difference between a postseason appearance and no October baseball.
What Happened: Rhys Hoskins gave the Phillies a 2-0 lead with a two-run home run (30) in the 1st. The Phillies led until Michael Conforto hit a 3-run home run in the 5th off Vince Velasquez. The offense couldn't recover.
Featured Card: I'm cranky and it's still raining as I'm writing this. Here's a card signed by Tug McGraw featuring a smiley face drawn by Tugger.
Ya gotta believe. (Right?)