Tonight, the Mets dropped to .500 (46-46) against the first place Phillies in the opening game of a three game series at Citi Field. R.A. Dickey started for the Mets. Here are some notable performances:
- R.A. Dickey-(L, 4-8) 7 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO, 114 pitches
- Dan Murphy- 2-4, 2B
- Carlos Beltran- 1-2, solo HR, 2 BB, 2 R
- Angel Pagan- 0-5, 3 SO
Notes: R.A. Dickey wasn’t bad against the Phillies tonight, but it clearly wasn’t good enough to win. Dickey had a tough second inning, allowing three runs on a John Mayberry single and a Vance Worley groundout. Raul Ibanez homered in the sixth to put the Phillies up 4-0 behind Vance Worley (5-1, 2.15), who pitched well again on the way to his fifth win. Worley threw 5.1 innings, allowing only one run on a Scott Hairston strikeout that was dropped by Carlos Ruiz, which scored Carlos Beltran. The Mets failed to deliver with runners in scoring position once again, going 0-5. The Mets also left eight runners on bases.
For the Phillies, John Mayberry had a big night, going 2-4 with 5 RBI, including a bases-clearing double that put the Phillies ahead 7-1 in the eighth. The Mets put up another run in the bottom of the eighhth on a Beltran homer, but it wasn’t enough. The Philadelphia bullpen shut them down, allowing one run on two hits in 3.2 innings.
Saturday at 4:10 Jon Niese ( 8-7, 3.88) vs. Cole Hamels (11-4, 2.32)