Phillies 4 – Mets 1 July 4, 2009

The Mets got a decent effort from Fernando Nieve, the kind of effort that you would expect from a guy that was claimed off waivers in the spring. He gave up 3 earned runs over 5.2 innings, not bad. Once again, the bullpen was spotless over the final 2.1 innings.

The problem again today was defense and lack of hitting. David Wright let an easy foul ball drop next to him. It appeared that a fan yelled “Got it!” and Wright thought Alex Cora was calling for it. And Omir Santos dropped an easy foul ball too that led to a run.

On offense, Cora was 3 for 4 and that accounted for half of the Mets 6 hits in the game. Even with their “offense” lineup on the field, the Mets couldn’t do anything against Jamie Moyer.

The Mets need a win tomorrow afternoon to avoid the sweep in Philly.

7.4.09

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