The night belonged to Charlie Manuel in the beginning. By the end of the night, after 11 innings, it once again belonged to the Phillies opponent.
Antonio Bastardo surrendered the go-ahead run on an RBI single by Lucas Duda in the 11th, giving the Mets a 2-1 win over the Phillies on Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park.
Cole Hamels and Dillon Gee dueled for four innings with very little allowed. Hamels carried a no-hitter into the fourth. Gee allowed two hits early but settled in nicely.
The Mets struck for the game’s first run in the fifth, getting a run on a force out at second.
The Phillies tied the game off Gee in the seventh, as Carlos Ruiz belted a solo home run to left.
Hamels allowed one run on five hits in seven innings. He walked three and struck out five.
Jake Diekman, Jonathan Papelbon and Ken Giles each worked scoreless innings in relief, extending the bullpen’s scoreless innings streak to 20 innings.
Bastardo had one out before allowing a one-out single to David Wright that moved Curtis Granderson to third. After a walk to Eric Campbell, Duda singled in the go-ahead run.
Justin De Fratus got the final two outs while leaving the bases loaded to hold the lead at one. Ryan Howard got a two-out hit in the 11th and Marlon Byrd walked to put the tying run in scoring position. to end the game.
The Phillies had just five hits, two by Jimmy Rollins, two by Ruiz and Howard’s single in the 11th.
Saturday’s game marked the 16th extra-inning game for the Phillies this season. They are now 7-9 in those games. It also marked the Phillies 11th loss in their last 12 games against the Mets at home.
The Phillies return to face the Mets on Sunday afternoon. Kyle Kendrick starts against Zach Wheeler.
L: Antonio Bastardo (5-5)
S: Jeurys Familia (2)