The Mets dropped the first game of the four game series to the Phillies and wasted another great start by Johan Santana. He went eight innings giving up only two runs on six hits and no walks. He had a hiccup in the sixth giving up two runs but other than that he was masterful.
The offense failed the Mets again tonight. After getting some good hitting in St. Louis the Mets reverted to form. Ramon Castro went 2 for 3 with a double but that was about it for any kind of offensive star of the game.
Duaner Sanchez lost the tie game in the ninth inning after giving up a double to Pedro Feliz, then a single to Shane Victorino scoring Feliz.