Even without their best hitters, the New York Mets are nothing but trouble for Cole Hamels. Scott Hairston, subbing for ailing All-Star Carlos Beltran, hit a long homer and drove in a career-best five runs as New York hammered the Phillies’ ace yet again in an 11-2 victory Saturday.
Held down by Mets starter Mike Pelfrey most of
the night, the Philadelphia Phillies never doubted they were due
for a rally.
Ryan Howard hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning and
Cole Hamels finally beat a familiar nemesis, pitching Philadelphia
past the slumping New York Mets 5-2 on Saturday.