Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 9/21/12
On Thursday night, the Phillies gave the Mets a spanking and then some. It was an outright stomping to the tune of 2 touchdowns and a safety. If you are not a football fan, that is the baseball equivalent of 16 runs. The 16-1 pummeling began with an 8-run 1st inning. The Phillies went all the way through the line-up, batters 1-8, before a single out was recorded by the Mets. The starting pitcher was lifted from the game 7 batters in and his final line read 7 earned runs and zero innings pitched…ouch. The next pitcher who came in hit Erik Kratz with a pitch to force in another run. This was the first time the Phillies had their first 8 batters reach base to start a game since 1975. It was also the first time since 1912 that they scored at least 8 runs in the 1st inning while on the road. Know what else happened in 1912? The Titanic sank. For the Mets, this was a game to forget, if they can. For the Phillies, it was a nice opportunity to bump up their batting averages and stats. Here ...
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