Mike Pelfrey and the Mets snatched the most extraordinary feat of pitching, hitting, cutting the Philadelphia third straight game and handed waving Phillies 3-0 loss Thursday night.
Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and the NL champions were swept in the series without scoring a run - the first time since 1983 that Philadelphia is empty, one of three days in a row.
Pelfrey (7-1) and two relievers held the Phillies four singles matches and won their fifth game. Big right-hander after top act Knuckleballer RA Dickey and Japanese Hisanori Takahashi newcomers blanking the Mets threw back-to-back-to-back for the first time since 1988.
In the current context of hitters generally, it seems almost impossible. Not since 2004 have been excluded from the second team has completed the three-game series - has been the Minnesota pitching three in a row against Kansas City, STATS LLC, said.