When Cole Hamels allowed two runs in the first inning of today’s game, you could almost hear the collective, “Here we go again…” spilling from the minds of everyone present at the ballpark. But as it turned out, that was all the Mets would score for the entire game.
In 7 innings, Hamels collected 10 strikeouts and allowed just 6 hits and one walk. The defense stayed strong behind him as well.
Now all the Phillies needed was some offense, which has not been easy to come by recently. And through the first 6 innings, things were not looking good. But in the 7th, Jimmy Rollins and Hunter Pence hit back-to-back singles and then advanced to 2nd and 3rd on a wild pitch.
And then, a small miracle occurred. Ty Wiggington hit a long sac fly to score Rollins and tie the game 2-2. And then Laynce Nix doubled in Pence. This was monumental on a number of levels. First, the Phillies had not seen an extra-base hit since Friday. Also, it was Nix’s first hit as a Phillie. Whew! Bet he was glad that...