The Philadelphia Phillies handed the Mets their first series loss of the season tonight as they pounded the Amazins’ by a score of 7-3 in a game that featured six home runs at hitter-friendly Citizens Bank Park.
Jeremy Hefner took the hill for the Mets and and for the second night in a row a Mets starting pitcher failed to get past the third inning. Hefner struggled right from the get-go surrendering five earned runs including home runs from Chase Utley and Dominic Brown. All of his offerings were up and in the hot zone and the Phillies made him pay dearly for it.
Regarding the poor performances of both Dillon Gee and Hefner, Terry Collins had this to say:
“Obviously they are both command guys. They live and die with the command of their pitches. Both guys were behind in the counts and that’s not them. When those kind of guys get behind, they are going to get hurt.”
The bullpen was forced to deliver six innings of relief for the second night in a row and once again it ...