Bullpen Blows Third Straight Against Mets
Mets 2B Daniel Murphy bats against the Phillies. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
New day, same result.
The Phillies got swept by the Mets, blowing leads in all three games. The Phillies blew a 2-0 lead in the 6th on Monday, a 4-1 lead in the 7th on Tuesday and a 4-2 lead in the 6th tonight, losing 10-6.
It is the first time since May 9, 2007 that the Phillies were four games under .500.
The Phillies took a big two-run lead in the 6th inning, putting Cliff Lee in line for the win. Freddy Galvis hit a go-ahead double to make it 3-2 and Laynce Nix followed with a pinch-hit single to make it a 4-2 game.
The bullpen woes continued for the Phillies. After Lee pitched well through six innings, the wheels fell off for Kyle Kendrick in the 7th, immediately blowing a two-run lead Lee left the pen to hold on to.
Kendrick started the 7th walking Kirk Nieuwenhuis before Justin Turner and Ike Davis hit back-to-back doubles to make it a 4-3 game. Kendrick then walked the bases loaded before hitting Lucas Duda to bring home the tying run.
He surrendered one more run on an Andres Torres ground out to give the Mets a 5-4 lead.
Kendrick started the 8th inning, giving up back-t0-back doubles to make it a 6-4 game before he was lifted in favor of Jose Contreras. Contreras didn’t fair any better, coughing up a three-run homer to Ike Davis to give the Mets a 9-4 lead.
Galvis had a career night for the rookie, going 3-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs, falling a home run shy of the cycle.
2B: Galvis (7). 3B: Galvis (1).
WP: Byrdak (2-0). LP: Kendrick (0-3).