The Mets managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory today as they lost to the Phillies 7-6 at Citizens Bank Park, wasting some early offense and some brilliant relief pitching by Josh Edgin. The Amazins lit up Kyle Kendrick, scoring one run in the first, one in the second, two in the fourth, and two in the fifth off of consecutive homers by Lucas Duda and Travis d'Arnaud.
Zack Wheeler was hot and cold today. After allowing a solo homer to Chase Utley in the first inning, he held the Phillies at one until the sixth, when Domonic Brown drove in two runs on a double to right. The Phillies added two more on a Chase Utley triple in the seventh off of Vic Black, but Josh Edgin came in to strikeout Ryan Howard and keep the Mets in front.
Jenrry Meija remedied that in the ninth by giving up a leadoff double to Cody Asche, who was driven in by pinch hitter Marlon Byrd to tie the game. Byrd stole second, and the Mets opted to intentionally walk Chase Utley after he did so to get to Ryan Howard, who singled to right to drive in the winning run for Philadelphia.
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