The Mets ended up losing this one in 11 innings on a Chase Utleyhome run, his second of the game, off Bobby Parnell. But the good news is that Mike Pelfrey found his form and pitched a very good game. He went 6 innings giving up 4 runs (2 earned). If not for a costly error picking up a ground ball by David Wright, Pelfrey’s line would’ve been much better. A side note is that light-hitting Pelfrey was 2 for 3 with a double off the left field wall and an RBI.
The Mets consistently had opportunities offensively but left 16 runners on base. Compare that to the 5 LOB that the Phillies had. Wright and Omir Santos had 3 hits apiece leading the Mets offense.
The Mets and Phillies will play the rubber game of the series tonight at Citi Field.