By: Stache Staff

A Load of Bull…Pen. Post-Game: Phillies 10, Mets 6


What started out as a great pitchers duel between Dillon Gee and Cliff Lee quickly escalated into a downright mess.

In what was shaping up to be another series win for the Mets against the Phillies was ACOSTA’D by the bullpen, as 5 pitchers gave up a combined 7 runs.  Jon Rauch would give up the game winner in the 8th, when after giving up 2 consecutive singles, striking out Ty Wigginton, he gave up a sac fly to Shane Victorino to give the Phillies their first lead all night.  Tim Byrdak, Ramon Ramirez and Chris Schwinden combined to allow 6 runs in the bottom of the 9th, which included a Jimmy Rollins 3-run homer off Ramirez.  Bobby Parnell was the first victim, giving up a 2-run home run to absent-all-series-pinch-hitter Carlos Ruiz.

Oh, and for the record, just typing the Phillies players’ names makes me sick.

Dillon Gee had another great outing, only giving up 1 run in 6.2 innings.  He allowed 6 hits, 1 run, walked 1 and struck out 5.

The Mets had taken their second lead on Lucas Duda’s two-run home run off Cliff Lee in the 6th.  He then hit his 2nd home run of the night as the Mets tried to chipped away in the 9th, cutting the Phillies’ lead to 10-6.

Turning Point

Carlos F’in Ruiz, who sat out the entire series with a hamstring injury, came in to pinch hit in the 7th and in his only at-bat all series, hit a 2-run homer to tie the game at 3.

Moment(s) of Note

The Shane Victorino Follies continue in CF as he made a couple of bloopers tonight, one of which earned a glare from closer Jonathan Papelbon.

Daniel Murphy practically howling at the moon in celebration of Scott Hairston’s home run.

Game Ball

I’m giving 2 tonight.  One to Dillon Gee, who pitched fantastic and didn’t deserve what happened.  Second to Lucas Duda for hitting a pair of homers, his first in the majors off lefty pitchers.

Next Game

In what should be a truly spectacular matchup (and after a much-needed day off for the Mets), Johan Santana (2-2, 2.75 ERA) will take the mound on Thursday against Adam Wainwright (4-5, 4.45 ERA) as the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals come to town for a 4-game series.  Thursday’s game will start at 7:10 pm EST.  The game can be seen on SNY and heard on WFAN660 AM. @MetsWFAN @dailystache @Meriwyn

Let’s go METS!!

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