David Murphy sliced a double down the left-field line, and Carlos Torres and Curtis Granderson crossed home plate in the top of the 13th inning. The New York Mets piled on two more runs, and a half-inning later the Phillies’ ninth consecutive loss to their division rivals was in the books.
Phillies lose in 13 as Mets finish sweep
Aaron Altherr’s start in left field Thursday was his fifth in the Phillies’ 10 games since his promotion from triple-A Lehigh Valley. Each has come when a lefthander started for the opposition.
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Phillies Notes: Altherr to get more playing time, Mackanin says
A day after FoxSports.com reported that the Phillies intended to install more protective netting at Citizens Bank Park, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manred addressed the topic of fan safety during his stop Thursday in Philadelphia.
MLB commissioner visits Phillies
The biggest news today will probably be C Jorge Alfaro made his first appearance since joining the Phillies organization as a key piece of the Colbert Hamels trade. Alfaro hadn’t played since June 12th when he was lifted for a pinch runner and limped from the field.
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