Mets LHP Steven Matz carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning and limited the Phillies to two runs, but received little run support in the Mets' 3-1 loss to the Phillies on Saturday.
Matz allowed four hits, two walks, and struck out a batter. He has now lost five consecutive outings, with his last win being on June 28. He had posted an 11.03 ERA in his last six starts entering the night.
Manager Terry Collins liked what he saw saying Matz "was much, much better."
Matz cruised until Nick Williams picked up the Phillies' first hit of the game in the fifth. He, then, allowed two runs that inning and returned for the sixth inning, but was pulled after hitting Williams his next time up.
The 26-year-old is 2-6 with a 5.54 ERA in 12 games for the Mets this season.