The Phillies torched Jeremy Hefner and racked up 11 runs in the first three innings on their way to a 13-8 win over the Mets tonight at Citi Field.
Hefner was rocked for eight runs in two-plus innings before being pulled in the third before registering an out. he allowed 10 hits including a home run to Domonic Brown. The Phillies have toasted Hefner throughout his career.
Greg Burke and Josh Edgin provided no relief and combined to allow another 5 Philly runs.
The Mets showed some fight and did score 8 runs, including home runs from Marlon Byrd and Davis Wright, but they never really had a chance in this one.
Defensively, the Mets were awful tonight Omar Quintanilla committed two errors, Byrd added a third, and Kirk Nieuwenhuis misplayed three fly balls that could have been outs rather than hits.
Considering how dominant Hefner has been with Anthony Recker behind the plate, I was shocked to see John Buck get the nod.
The Mets continue their three game series tomorrow at 1:10 PM, with Zack Wheeler (3-1, 3.54 ERA) opposing Cole Hamels (4-11, 4.05 ERA) for the Phillies.