Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mets show fight in come back but end up losing to Phillies

The New York Mets lost to the Philadelphia Phillies tonight by the score of 10-7.  The Mets were down 7-0 in this game and showed a lot of fight by coming back and tying the game but then they ended up losing 10-7.  Mike Pelfrey was the starter and got knocked around once again.  He is being counted on as the ace until Johan Santana comes back if he does at all.  Pelfrey isn't pitching like an ace though.  He hasn't pitched well in two starts so far this season. 

Pelfrey pitched two innings giving up eight hits and seven runs with six of them being earned.  He walked and struck out one batter.  He is going to need to pick it up for this team to have a chance in the NL East and wildcard race.  The bullpen wasn't great either, if they would of shut down the Phillies then the Mets would of maybe been able to steal a win in this game. 

The Mets offense is performing really well.  They have a lot of talent in the lineup even without Jason Bay.  The Mets are also doing it with aggressive baserunning and getting hits, walks, extra base hits but not waiting for the two or three run homerun.  It is something that Terry Collins has preached and it has worked so far.  The Mets are now 3-2 on the season and will play the rubber game of this series and last game of the opening roadtrip.  The Mets can go 4-2 and make it a really good roadtrip tomorrow afternoon.  The Mets will play their home opener on Friday afternoon with R.A. Dickey making the start against the Washington Nationals. 

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