With Harvey shelved with a UCL tear, the Mets turned to AAAA Reliever Carlos Torres and the Phillies turned to stone. The Phillies were unable to generate much offense in this game until it didn't really matter anymore.
Now before anyone thinks this is the fault of my curse, it really isn't. Trev and Cohen both volunteered to do the recapping duties, but the game went on too long for either to do a recap.This either means the curse is now affecting others schedules and forcing me to recap losses or, well, let's be honest that first option is logical enough to just stop there.
If there is a good takeaway from this game it's that holy crap Ethan Martin might be an awesome reliever. Too bad he starts. His first 2 innings: 1H, 5K, 1 BB, 0 ER. Third inning: 2 H, 1 ER, 2 K, 0 BB. His Fourth inning meltdown? 1 H, 1 HR, 2 K, 2 BB, 2 ER. His final line was 4.0 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 9 K, 3 BB. Look at that line over the first 2 innings, it's a thing of beauty. I'm certainly aware he went 2/3 of an inning on Saturday giving up infinite runs, but hey, everyone has a bad game. I'll say it now that Martin can be an absolute lock down reliever.
Meanwhile Carlos Torres, International League Man of Mystery, mowed down the Phillies for 6 innings, which was more than long enough to drown the Phillies in Mets runs. Your big run producers this game were Roger Bernardina and John McDonald, and no that's not a typo. Bernardina actually had a Homer with McD on base. Of course, by the time he hit that bomb, the Phillies were down 10-1.
Kudos to the Mets for their efficiency getting 11 runs on 11 hits (to go with 6 walks. I'd get into how rough a game Justin deFratus had, but what's the point? Fangraph of horror: