It’s incredible that a guy who couldn’t hit his weight for the first two months of the season in now being talked about in the NL MVP conversation. But Carlos Delgado did it again tonight with two homers (35 for the season) and back to back with Carlos Beltran in the sixth inning.
Oliver Perez reverted to his early season form giving up seven runs over 3.1 innings. An ugly game for Perez tonight, it was reminiscent of his early season beatings he took with regularity.
The bullpen held on with only Brandon Knight allowing a run in the fifth. Luis Ayala got a chance to close out a game against his former team. That must’ve felt good.
The Phillies lost so the Mets lead goes to 2.5 games with the magic number at 16.