Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/21/12
Tonight at Citi Field, the Mets (66-83) lost to the Phillies (76-74) by the score of 16-1 and were officially eliminated from post-season contention. Just a pathetic game in every dimension for the Mets. Starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner didn’t even record an out before allowing seven earned runs, and the bullpen was awful! The only offense was a solo shot by Baxter and a total of three hits off of a nobody pitcher. It was simply an embarrassing game to watch and it was very clear they quit halfway through that 8-run first inning. The Mets have lost 11 of their last 12, they’ve lost nine straight home games and 24 of 28 at home since the All-Star Break. This game was just sickening to watch, not just because of the lopsided score, but the complete and utter lack of effort. It seems like once an opposing team takes the lead, this club packs it in. Terry Collins has lost this club, and it was very much exemplified when he said “ask them” when responding to whether they quit on him. All ...
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