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Mets and Phillies wrapped up their third consecutive extra-inning ballgame against each other

Jun 1, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

Ruben Tejada Ruben Tejada

For the first time in the history between the Phillies and Mets, the two clubs have played three consecutive extra-inning games against each other. Friday and Saturday’s affairs each went 14 innings with the Phillies winning the former 6-5 and the Mets winning the latter 5-4. Sunday’s game was knotted at two apiece through 10 innings, but an 11th-inning Lucas Duda two-run home run helped the Mets escape with a 4-3 victory.

The last time the Phillies played three consecutive extra inning games against one team was July 13-14 last season. The Phillies split a doubleheader on the 13th, winning the first half in 11 innings and losing the second half in 13, then winning in 10 innings the following day. The Mets played three consecutive extra-inning affairs against the Astros between July 31 and August 2. All three went ten innings; the Mets lost the first game 3-2, won the second 8-2, and lost the third 4-3.

Adding yet more intrigue, the series was initially scheduled to be a four-game set with both teams getting an off-day after Sunday’s finale, but because a game between the Mets and Phillies was rained out on April 30, they will play a fifth consecutive game on Monday. If Monday’s game goes nine regulation innings, the two clubs will have played 57 consecutive innings against each other.

Jayson Stark, eat your heart out.

  1. greymares - Jun 1, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    mediocre is a huge overstatement !!!

  2. mungman69 - Jun 1, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Neither team is good enough to beat the other team. They propably end up tied for last place.

  3. tfbuckfutter - Jun 1, 2014 at 6:44 PM

    Extra innings that games that won’t end up mattering at all.

    I don’t know why but that’s amusing.

  4. sdelmonte - Jun 1, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    Oddly, impossibly, the Mets are only 2 1/2 out of the wild card, and seem to be playing better of late. So who knows? Maybe these games will matter.

    • tfbuckfutter - Jun 1, 2014 at 7:29 PM

      I know.

      They won’t.

  5. deepstblu - Jun 2, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    These games have been like the battle between the gingham dog and the calico cat, if they were both very old and doped up on Quaaludes.

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