MMO Game Recap: Phillies 7, Mets 2

bartolo colon

The Mets lost to the Phillies tonight by a score of 7-2 at Citi Field.

Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and was cruising until the sixth inning when it all unraveled for the veteran righthander. The Phillies tagged him for six earned runs on nine hits in 5.1 innings of work. Colon struck out two and saw his ERA rise to 4.01 for the season.

Marlon Byrd hit his 25th home run of the season in the fifth inning off Bartolo Colon on his 37th birthday.

Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched two innings out of the bullpen and allowed the seventh Philly run to score in the ninth.

bay granderson bobble heads

On Curtis Granderson bobblehead day, the G-Man went 0-for-4 to bring his batting average down to .212 for the season. Representing the tying run in the bottom of the seventh with the bases loaded, Granderson struck out. He’s batting .148 in August.

The Mets had only five hits in the game, two of them by Matt den Dekker. Wilmer Flores and Juan Lagares each collected an RBI accounting for the Mets’ only two runs.

dilson herrera first hit

In his fifth official at-bat, Dilson Herrera singled in the seventh for his first major league hit. Herrera also walk in the game to finish 1-for-3 on the night. Congratulations kid!

The Mets will try to take the series on Sunday when Dillon Gee (5-6, 3.77) opposes A.J. Burnett (7-14, 4.30) at 1:10 PM in the final meeting between the two clubs this season.

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