The New York Mets were defeated today by the Philadelphia Phillies by the score of 8-2. However, the Mets won the series with their two wins on Friday and saturday.
Mike Pelfrey pitched six innings and let up one run on eight hits and two walks. Pelfrey also struck-out two batters. Pelfrey, once again, looked shaky in his first couple of innings, but hung in there and battled. He pitched very well after the third inning, and really looked like the old Pelf.
Personally, I would have liked to see Big-Pelf go out there in the seventh inning. I understand he had 99 pitches under his belt, but so did Hamels… And Pelf has always been one of those pitchers that has been able to go over 100 pitches, and sometimes get better.
Ramon Ramirez then came in to pitch the seventh inning in relief for Pelfrey. Rollins started the inning with a bloop single. Then with first and second base both occupied, Mike Nickeas failed to block another ball, and both runners advanced. After a Ty Wiggington sacrifice fly, the Phillies had tied the game at two a piece with 2 outs. Ramon Ramirez then gave up a double on an 0-2 PITCH… with two outs and the go-ahead runner on third base… I have no clue why Ramirez threw an 0-2 pitch anywhere near the zone. But, he threw it, and Laynce Nix took advantage.
Manny Acosta would pitch the eighth inning, and it wasn’t much better. Acosta loaded the bases in a one run game, and then walked in the fourth run for the Phillies. He didn’t even let the Phillies earn it… At least throw one down the middle and see what happens…. right?
However, the inning would have been over before that If Tejada didn’t nonchalantly botch a routine throw to first base.
Look on the bright side:
- The Mets took the series 2-out-of-3.
- Ike Davis hit his first homerun of the season.
- Mike Pelfrey finally looked solid again from the mound.
Tomorrow, Dillon Gee and the New York Mets (0-1, 5.06 ERA) will take on Tommy Hanson (1-1, 2.70 ERA) and the Atlanta Braves. First pitch will be at 7:10 PM EDT.