Can this season end soon enough? The Mets lost Thursday’s game against the Phillies before they even had a turn at bat.
Jeremy Hefner got the start, and he turned in one of the worst starts in Mets history. He allowed singles to the first six batters and before he could blink the score was 3-0 with the bases loaded. Hefner then walked in a run and Terry Collins walked to the mound to end Hefner’s misery. Collin McHugh came in and promptly hit a batter to make it 5-0. McHugh induced opposing pitcher Tyler Cloyd to hit into a double play. But then the lineup turned over and the Phillies started hitting again. Three more hits brought in three more runs to up the score to 8-0 before McHugh finally got the final out of the awful inning.
Hefner ended up allowing seven runs on six hits and a walk without recording an out. Not particularly good.
The Mets finally got on the board in the fifth when Mike Baxter hit a solo home run off the facade in right to make it an 8-1 game.
The Phillies added a run in the eighth and seven more in the ninth, if you can believe it, capped off by a Ryan Howard grand slam off of Josh Edgin — the second straight night he served up a homer to Howard.
The Mets lose 16-1. They have now lost five straight and 11 of their last 12. Fine way to close out the season.