PHILADELPHIA – If loss is a disease, Mets has mostly been malaria over the past decade.
With Wednesday's 4-0 loss for Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, Mets (70-82) was guaranteed an eighth losing season of 10 years, matching the worst stretch in franchise history.
Noah Syndergaard was flat over four innings and the Mets lineup was dirted by Phillies for a second straight night.
Mets also had eight losing seasons for 10 years from 1974-83, a time generally considered to be the dark time of the organization's history. Unlike that stretch, Mets peaked twice – including the World Series in 2015 – during this decade of decades.
Earlier this week, Mets was eliminated from NL East and wild-card races. It comes after Mets started the season with a franchise-best 1
Syndergaard (12-4) scored three runs. Rhys Hoskins hit a solo blast in the first inning before Odubel Herrera's two-round blast in the fourth finishing point against Syndergaard.
In his start against Red Sox on Friday, the right hand man fired seven shutout innings where he allowed three hits. Syndergaard's last loss had come on August 17, also to Phillies.