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Phillies 9, Mets 2

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Suckiest suck that ever sucked: Mets offense - 2r, 8h vs J.D. Durbin and Philly's beleaguered bullpen

Yep, that's Pat "The Bat" giving y'all the bird. Burrell went 2-for-4 with a homerun and a couple of ribs, Chase Utley drove in a couple more in his first game back from the disabled list, and that was enough for Steve Carlton J.D. Durbin who dominated the Mets with a sharp breaking ball and otherwise pedestrian pitching arsenal.

The game turned in the bottom of the fifth inning. The Mets had just plated two runs to draw to within 3-2 but Brian Lawrence couldn't hold down the fort, allowing the Phillies to take those two runs right back. The Mets never got any closer and Scott Schoeneweis gave a stirring rendition of Operation Shutdown by allowing three runs to score in the seventh, thereby cementing the win for the Phillies.

It's very easy (and fun) to disparage Schoeneweis, but even without his sieve impersonation the Mets offense managed something approaching nil against the third worst pitching staff in the league (according to ERA) in the fifth easiest park in th e league in which to score runs.

I'm looking for something in the boxscore to speak well of and all I can come up with are Lo Duca's two hits and Aaron Sele pitching a scoreless inning. Yea, it was that bleak.