The Mets are keeping hope alive as they march toward 100. One hundred losses, that is.
The Mets fell to the Phillies by a score of 4-2, loss number 79 of the season. With 21 games remaining, the Mets would have to lose every game to reach 100 losses.
Though the score was close through the entire game, it never felt as though the Mets would win. Nelson Figueroa tiptoed through 5 1-3 innings, allowing nine hits and walking five, but only allowed two earned runs.
Elmer Dessens and Brian Stokes surrendered the other two runs in relief.
Jeff Francoeur stayed hot at the plate, pounding out three hits. Francoeur is now 6-for-his-last-8 with two doubles.
Luis Castillo drove in one run with a sac-fly to center field. Cory Sullivan grounded into a double play to kill a rally in the ninth inning, but it allowed a run to score.
But hey, no one got hurt.