Comeback Falls Short

Lately, when the Phillies got a rally going in the late innings, a come-from-behind win seems to be in works. But the Mets shaky bull pen held on as they beat the Phils 4-3 Saturday afternoon.

Mike Pelfrey was great until the eighth inning. He lasted 7 1/3 until he allowed two in the eighth. His final line had him giving up two runs on six hits while striking out five.

Kyle Kendrick was sturdy in his start. He gave up two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out one in five innings. He was granted another shot at starting after struggling his last four starts.

Ike Davis was the reason the Mets won. His 4-for-4 game and three RBIs led the Mets. Jose Reyes’ solo homer in the third was the other run scored by New York.

For the Phils, Raul Ibanez had two hits and Mike Sweeney doubled.

They got their lone offense in the eighth with Shane Victorino’s RBI single. Ryan Howard followed that up with a two-run single of his own to make it a 4-3 game.

The Braves beat the Cardinals in walk-off fashion to tie them up with the Phillies in the division.

2B: Sweeney (2).

WP: Pelfrey (14-9). LP: Kendrick (9-9). S: Takahashi (6).

Boxscore.

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