Despite losing a blow-out to little-known Vance Worley, the Mets put up a good fight against Roy Halladay, and beat Cliff Lee (in fourteen innings). Pelfrey didn’t pitch well, but Niese and Young looked solid. The Mets bullpen also kept games two within reach, and game three alive. The bats were pretty silent throughout, though Ronny Paulino did go 5-7 in game three. All in all, the series against the Phillies wasn’t as bleak as it could have been.
METS GAME 1 HIGHLIGHTS:
- Mike Pelfrey pitched 4.3 innings, giving up four earned-runs on eight hits, one walk, and three strikeouts.
- Ike Davis smacked his fifth home-run of the season.
- Jason Pridie hit his second home-run since being called up from Triple-A last week.
- Josh Thole recorded three walks.
- Tim Byrdak pitched 1.3 scoreless innings, striking out two batters.
METS GAME 2 HIGHLIGHTS:
- Carlos Beltran went 2-4 with a RBI-single. He knocked in the lone run.
- David Wright went 1-3 with a walk.
- Jon Niese pitched 6.3 inning, giving up six hits, two earned-runs, two walks, and struck-out three batters.
- The Mets bullpen (Taylor Buchholz, Tim Byrdak, and Jason Isringhausen) combined for 1.6 innings of scoreless baseball.
METS GAME 3 HIGHLIGHTS:
- Jose Reyes went 2-6, with a walk, double, and two stolen bases.
- David Wright went 3-6 with a walk, and two runs scored.
- Ronny Paulino had a monster day, going 5-7 with a double, and one of the game’s two RBI.
- Chris Young shutout the Phillies over seven innings, giving up just two hits, three walks, while striking out seven batters.
- Pedro Beato pitched three scoreless innings, and he (of course) still remains un-scored upon this season.
- Taylor Buchholz got the win in the eleventh inning, pitching two scoreless innings.