For the second straight game the Mets lost in extra innings to the Phillies. The Mets have to lead the league in debilitating losses this season, and this is another one. Raul Ibanez hit a 3-run homer off Ken Takahashi in the 10th inning for the win.
The Mets had a 3-1 lead in the fifth inning and Tim Redding was pitching pretty well. Redding ended up going 7 innings and giving up 3 runs. That’s a solid performance that’ll give Jerry Manuel the confidence to run him out there again in five days.
The offense came from Luis Castillo with 3 hits and Carlos Beltran kept driving him in. David Wright also continued his hot hitting going 3 for 4.
Overall, it’s an incredibly disappointing series to lose two extra inning games at home to the Phillies.