Cole Hamels made the start for the Phillies on a rain-soaked Tuesday evening, putting forth his worst start in quite some time. Hamels was smacked around in 4 2/3 innings of work, as he surrendered six runs on eight hits, while also walking five batters.
After being put in a hole early, the Phillies found themselves unable to get out, as they dropped the series opener to the Mets, 6-1.
The Mets would score two more in the fourth, as Hamels surrendered four walks in the frame, including one to Mets' pitcher Jon Niese to walk home a run.
A Marlon Byrd home run in the bottom of the fourth would cut the Phillies' deficit to just two, but the Mets would hop right back on Hamels in the fifth.
Hamels would be tagged for three more runs before being lifted with two outs in the fifth, as the Phillies dropped a rain-soaked outing with the Mets, 6-1.
Kyle Kendrick is scheduled to start for the Phillies on Wednesday night, but it looks doubtful the rain allows this game to be played.
Notes: Roberto Hernandez made a relief appearance on Tuesday night and will be skipped in the rotation, as the Phillies won't need a fifth starter until May 6.
By: Kyle Babcock
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