Despite the fact that he struck out eight batters and joined the short list of Mets pitchers with 200 strikeouts in a season, R.A. Dickey allowed three runs, two of which were earned, in seven inning as the Mets lost. Jimmy Rollins struck out to begin the game but reached first base on a passed ball by Mike Nickeas, and he eventually came around to score the Phillies' first run of the game.
Rollins tacked on a solo home run that just barely cleared the fence and narrowly missed Scott Hairston's glove in right field in the fifth. The Mets answered with a run on a Blue Collar Bloop by Daniel Murphy in the bottom of the frame, but they would not score again in the game. Domonic Brown added a superflous insurance run in the seventh with a solo home run of his own against Dickey.
We knew it was over when...
Rollins hit his home run to plate the Phillies' second run of the game.
- Dickey's going to need a lot more support from the Mets' lineup if he's going to notch 20 wins this year. The stat is a very poor one, but it would only bolster his hopes of a Cy Young award.
- Robert Carson, Josh Edgin, and Ramon Ramirez combined for two scoreless innings out of the bullpen.
Nice job by MetsFan4Decades; her effort in the game thread embiggens us all.
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