The Phillies slipped below .500 on Monday as they lost 2-0 to the New York Mets in their home opener at Citi Field.
Starter Aaron Harang had another stellar start in red pinstripes going six innings and surrendering just one earned run on four hits, walking two and striking out just one. His counterpart, right-handed pitcher Jacob deGrom, went six and one-third innings giving up seven hits, while striking out three and walking just one batter.
The Mets tacked in an unearned insurance run off reliever Jeanmar Gomez in the bottom of the eight due in part to a throwing error by second baseman Chase Utley, his first of the year.
The Phillies, while plating seven hits, failed to get a single extra-base hit on the day, stranding 14 runners. The lone bright spot at the plate for the Phils was shortstop Freddy Galvis who went 3 for 3, raising his average to .400 on the season.
The Fightins look to rebound on Tuesday at 7:10 PM against these same Mets as righty David Buchanan takes the hill against fellow righty Matt Harvey. Harvey (1-0) won in his debut this season against the Washington Nationals, his first start since season ending Tommy John surgery last year. In that game, Harvey went six strong striking out nine while surrendering only four hits and walking one.