The New York Mets were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 7-2. Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and didn't pitch very well. Matt den Dekker had two hits to lead the offense who only managed five hits.
Colon pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up nine hits and six runs. He didn't walk a batter and he struck out two and lost his 11th game of the season. Buddy Carlyle pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit, Dana Eveland pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts and Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched two innings giving up a hit and a run with two walks and two strikeouts.
Jerome Williams won his fifth game of the season pitching 6 1/3 innings and giving up four hits and two runs with three walks and three strikeouts. Justin De Fratus pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout, Antonio Bastardo pitched to one batter and struck him out and Ken Giles pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. Jonathan Papelbon pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.
Juan Lagares had an RBI and drew a walk, David Wright drew two walks and Lucas Duda had a hit. den Dekker had two hits, Delson Herrera had a hit and drew a walk. Wilmer Flores had a hit and an RBI, the Mets were 2-4 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.
Ben Revere had a hit, Jimmy Rollins had two hits and drew a walk and Chase Utley had a hit. Ryan Howard had a hit and three RBI, Marlon Byrd had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Dominick Brown had a hit and an RBI. Carlos Ruiz had two hits and an RBI, Cody Asche had three hits and an RBI and Grady Sizemore drew a walk. Asche, Rollins and Ruiz each hit a double and Byrd hit a homerun. The Phillies were 5-15 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Rollins had a stolen base.
In the fifth Byrd hit a solo homerun to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead. In the sixth Howard hit a two run single, Brown hit an RBI single, Ruiz hit an RBI single and Asche hit an RBI single to give the Phillies a 6-0 lead. In the seventh Flores hit an RBI single and Lagares drew an RBI walk to cut the lead to 6-2. The Phillies added a run in the ninth on a Howard sacrifice fly to make it 7-2 and that was the final score. The two teams will play the rubber game of the three game series on Sunday afternoon.