The Mets kicked away several chances to sweep the Phillies tonight.
They climbed out of a four-run hole with four in the sixth, but Pedro Feliciano gave it up in the seventh. Still, Pelfrey had no chance against Chase Utley and the offense, despite the rally, went 3-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Most of those came before Luis Castillo botched a sacrifice in the ninth.
So, where to you think the game was lost? Pelfrey? The offense? Feliciano? Somewhere else?
IN A NUTSHELL
Missed opportunities and no clue as to how to handle Utley.
FROM THE CLUBHOUSE
David Wright on the series: “We had a golden opportunity to pick up three games on them, but we let it slip through our fingers.â€™’
Mike Pelfrey on the second homer he gave up to Chase Utley: “I was going inside and I left it out over the middle of the plate. Heâ€™s such a great hitter. You canâ€™t make mistakes with him.â€™â€™
Willie Randolph’s summary of the game: “It was a good ball game. But, we didnâ€™t execute the way we needed to.â€™â€™
1st INNING: Easton has no problems, but like most pitchers, Pelfrey can’t solve Chase Utley. Philadelphia 1, Mets 0.
2nd INNING: Pelfrey doing a good job, but they don’t even have a sniff of Eaton.
5th INNING: Utley goes deep again. Philadelphia 4, Mets 0.
7th INNING: Big time rally, but did Pedro Feliciano throw it away? Philadelphia 5, Mets 4.