Mets Game 123: Loss to Phillies
Phillies 4 Mets 1
This time, the bullpen couldn’t hold the fort.
Phillie killer Tim Redding allowed no runs and only one hit through five frames, giving the bullpen a golden opportunity to hand him and the Mets a win. Four innings was all they had to cover, but one night after shutting down the Phils, the bullpen caved.
Immediately upon being inserted into the game to start the sixth, lefthanded specialist Pat Misch walked Shane Victorino and allowed a homer to Chase Utley to give the Phillies a lead they’d never relinquish.
JA Happ scattered 8 hits through 7 innings to get the win for Philadelphia.
Luis Castillo collected another two hits, and is now at .317 on the season — fifth in the NL.
Jeff Francoeur scored the Mets’ only run, driven in by Omir Santos.
Jerry Manuel needed six arms to cover those final four frames.
Next Mets Game
Game three of the series begins at 1:10 PM on Sunday. Oliver Perez pitches against Pedro something or another.