Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 4/15/12
Ike Davis got the Mets off to a quick start with this two run shot in the first inning off Cole Hamels to put the Mets up 2-0 over the Phillies this afternoon at CBP. But that would be all the scoring in the game for the Mets as they fell to Phillies 8-2 Mike Pelfrey started and tossed six innings while working himself in and out of trouble. Luckily, he allowed just one run after allowing eight hits, two walks, and a wild pitch while striking out two. He was able to avoid a lot of damage thanks to some timely groundballs he was able to induce. The bullpen, which had been a strength for the Mets during their hot start, looked tired and pitched ineffectively. Ramon Ramirez relieved Pelfrey and allowed the Phillies to take the lead, letting up two runs on three hits.The Mets porous defense had a lot to do with the scoring – get used to hearing that a lot this season. Miguel Batista, Manny Acosta and more bad defense allowed the game to get out of hand in the eighth inning when the Phi...
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