Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/19/13
The Phillies torched Jeremy Hefner and racked up 11 runs in the first three innings on their way to a 13-8 win over the Mets tonight at Citi Field. Hefner was rocked for eight runs in two-plus innings before being pulled in the third before registering an out. he allowed 10 hits including a home run to Domonic Brown. The Phillies have toasted Hefner throughout his career. Greg Burke and Josh Edgin provided no relief and combined to allow another 5 Philly runs. The Mets showed some fight and did score 8 runs, including home runs from Marlon Byrd and Davis Wright, but they never really had a chance in this one. Defensively, the Mets were awful tonight Omar Quintanilla committed two errors, Byrd added a third, and Kirk Nieuwenhuis misplayed three fly balls that could have been outs rather than hits. Considering how dominant Hefner has been with Anthony Recker behind the plate, I was shocked to see John Buck get the nod. The Mets continue their three game series tomorrow at 1:10 PM, with Zack
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