Final: Mets 17, Phillies 0 ❖ Attendance: 35,093
FLUSHING, N.Y. — On the heels of the tragic death of fellow National League East divisional opponent RHP Jose Fernandez, the Philadelphia Phillies (70-86) and New York Mets (83-73) met on Sunday for their final Citi Field matchup of the season featuring right-handed starters Jake Thompson and Robert Gsellman.
Behind Gsellman's seven shutout innings, the Mets ultimately came out on top to capture the win series victory of the four-game set in which they outscored the Phillies 44-23. The Phillies allowed 25 unanswered runs to conclude the series.
The Phillies mustered just three hits on offense off the bats of shortstop Freddy Galvis, left fielder Cody Asche and catcher Jorge Alfaro. Center fielder Odubel Herrera and third baseman Maikel Franco each walked in the contest. Thompson allowed three runs on five and three walks through four innings, suffering his sixth career losing decision.
Prior to the game, a moment of silence honoring the life and career of Fernandez, who was killed in a boating accident off of Miami Beach early Sunday morning, was held. Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes also hung a Mets jersey with Fernandez' name on it in their dugout.
WP: Robert Gsellman (3-2, 2.56 ERA) ❖ LP: Jake Thompson (3-6, 5.70 ERA)