The Mets three-game winning streak ended tonight against the Phillies, as pitcher Mike Pelfrey got rocked for eight hits and six earned-runs in just two innings. Despite the seven-run deficit in the third inning, the Mets scored two runs in the fourth, and another five runs in the fifth inning to almost make an incredible comeback.
In the fourth inning, the Mets got on the board when Carlos Beltran got hit by a pitch, and then Angel Pagan swatted a two-run shot to centerfield. However, the Mets offense really picked up steam in the fifth inning, when seven-straight Mets players reached base.
The hit parade started with a Jose Reyes double to deep leftfield. Willie Harris then continued to be a menace for opposing pitchers, drawing a key walk–paving the way for David Wright to knock in a RBI with a single to center. Carlos Beltran took a page out of Wright’s book, blasting an RBI-single of his own. Pagan recorded his second hit of the night, and Ike Davis doubled-in both Wright and Beltran.
Emaus, who went 2-3 on the night, drew a walk and became the last of the seven-straight Mets hitters to reach base. After a Josh Thole strikeout, Dan Murphy, who was pinch-hitting for the pitcher, hit a run-scoring single to tie the game at 7-7.
Unfortunately the Phillies weren’t done hitting either, and scored two runs in the fifth, and a third run in the sixth off a Ben Francisco homerun.
Even though the game resulted in a loss, the Mets never seemed to lose hope despite being down as many as seven runs.
Other game notables: Taylor Buchholtz’s five strikeouts in two innings, Pedro Beato’s scoreless streak continued, and Jose Reyes stole his second base of the season.