MMO Game Recap: Phillies 3, Mets 2

jenrry mejia

The Mets lost their fourth straight game as the Phillies beat them 3-2 in extra-innings on Friday night at Citi Field.

Jenrry Mejia started and allowed two earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out four. The young righty labored from the start and a Domonic Brown RBI single in the fifth would send him to the showers after 4.2 innings. He matched his career-high 101 pitches tonight and it’s pretty clear where this is heading. I’d be shocked if Mejia isn’t moved to the bullpen by next week.

Daisuke Matsuzaka, Scott Rice, Kyle Farnsworth and Jose Valverde combined for 4.1 shutout innings, allowing just one hit. But the usually effective Carlos Torres allowed the game-winning run in the top of the 11th – an RBI double by Marlon Byrd.

david wright

The Mets got on the board first when Curtis Granderson drove in a run after singles by Daniel Murphy and David Wright in the first inning.

In the eighth inning after Daniel Murphy worked out a walk, David Wright stroked a run-scoring double to tie the game at 2-2 and that would be the only runs they would score tonight.

The Mets squandered numerous scoring opportunities, leaving the bases loaded twice, and also failing to score in the fifth when they had runners on second and third with nobody out. All in all the Mets left 15 runners on base, went 1-for-11 with RISP, and struck out 12 times.

Wilmer Flores made his debut at shortstop and had two hits plus turned a nice double-play in the field, showing off his strong arm.

The Mets and Phillies will do it again on Saturday night at 7:10 PM. Dillon Gee (3-1, 2.51) starts for the Mets, while RHP Kyle Kendrick (0-3, 3.58) goes for the Phillies.

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