I cringed as Domonic Brown’s three-run home run in the bottom of the first inning disappeared deep into the stands at Citizens Bank Park last night.
Phillies 5, Mets 0 before we even blinked.
But then I realized that Citizens Bank Park is band box, and one or two big swings would get the Mets right back in the game.
Sure enough, homers from the red-hot John Buck and Lucas Duda made it a 5-2 game heading into the fifth.
With one out and runners on second and third in the fifth, Ike Davis lifted a ball to shallow center that it looked like Ben Revere might not get to. Revere made the catch on the run, but there was no way he’d be able to set himself and throw out Jordany Valdespin trying to tag up from third.
OK, we got ourselves a 5-3 game. We’re right back in this.
Hold on just a second.
I again cringed as I saw Daniel Murphy had been doubled off second base on a play that was right in front of him. That’s inexcusable.
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