Surely this is a mistake. If the Mets beat the Phillies, that means that they had to score more runs than them. And that entails the Mets out-hitting the Phillies, and then having to out-pitch them too. Wait. I’m hearing word that this rumor is in fact true. The Mets did beat the Phillies by the score of 7-4. Well, that’s friggin’ awesome.
Mets starter Mike Pelfrey hurled 6 decent innings, giving-up 9 hits, 3 earned-runs, 2 walks, while striking out 2 batters. The bullpen didn’t betray him. Aside from an unearned run off Tim Byrdak (thanks to Angel Pagan‘s 9th error), the relievers did a pretty stand-up job. Manny Acosta threw 1.6 scoreless innings, and Bobby Parnell–not Jason Isringhausen–collected the save. It was his first of 2011, the second of his career, and hopefully not the last (especially if he becomes the full-time closer in 2012).
The Mets bats did their best impression of the Phillies. Nick Evans continued to swing the bat well, going 3-4 with a double and three-run homerun. David Wright too hit a homerun, and smacked a RBI-single. Angel Pagan and Ruben Tejada each stole a base, and Lucas Duda parked his 36th RBI.
For those keeping track of how Duda’s right fielding has been going, he only made 2 errors today–which was under the Las Vegas line.
The Mets are now 61-68 as they inch closer to qualifying for the NIT Championship Tournament. I mean…
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