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Phillies 3, Mets 1: Kendrick Orders Code Red Of Mets' Lineup

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Boring games such as this one are even worse when the Mets lose. The lineup customarily failed, against one of the worst starting pitchers maintaining a job in MLB, Kyle Kendrick. No runs against Roy Halladay? Understandable. One run against a pitcher with the fourth worst FIP in the league? Unacceptable. A Misch-esque start from Mike Pelfrey went to waste (seven innings, three runs, one strikeout, no walks). Via fxcarden and ESPN, I present your 2010 Mets offense:

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The Mets are now 10 games behind the NL East leading Braves and eight games behind the Wild Card leading Phillies and Giants. They head to Houston this week for a four game set with the 'Stros. Monday's pitching match-up is Jon Niese vs. Wandy Rodriguez.

Poem by Howard Megdal

Scoring once and winning is awfully tricky
When the man on the mound is not R.A. Dickey

SB Nation Coverage

* Traditional Recap
* Boxscore
* Amazin' Avenue Gamethread
* The Good Phight Gamethread

Win Probability Added

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Big winners: Luis Castillo +4.6%, Hisanori Takahashi +1.6%
Big losers: Ike Davis -13.4%, Angel Pagan -11.8%
Teh aw3s0mest play: Jose Reyes home run +12.4%
Teh sux0rest play: Placido Polanco RBI single -13.8%
Total pitcher WPA: -1.8%
Total batter WPA: -48.2%
GWRBI!: Shane Victorino

Game Thread Roll Call

Nice job by MookieTheCat; his effort in the game thread embiggens us all.

Num Name # of Posts
1 MookieTheCat 190
2 Gina 161
3 NetsMets4Life 160
4 aparkermarshall 135
5 deadspy3 134
6 Syler 123
7 metsguy234 120
8 Brooklyn Dodgers Mets Fan 95
9 James Kannengieser 94
10 Evan_S 84