The Mets can't beat the Phillies every single time they play them, and they certainly did not beat them on Saturday night at Citi Field. Philadelphia got on the board first with a Marlon Byrd solo home run in the fifth against Bartolo Colon, but they scored five times in the sixth to open up an insurmountable lead.
With four straight singles from the top of their order, the Phillies scored twice. Colon struck out Byrd, but he gave up back-to-back run-scoring singles after that. That ended his night, and when Buddy Carlyle took over, he gave up—you guessed it—a single, which plated Philadelphia's sixth run of the night.
In the seventh, Wilmer Flores singled in one run with the bases loaded. With two outs, Juan Lagares drew a walk to score another, but Curtis Granderson—the tying run at the plate—struck out next to end the inning. The Mets did not score again, and the Phillies tacked on a run on a sacrifice fly in the ninth.
On the bright side, Dilson Herrera got his first major league hit, a single in the seventh, and drew a walk.
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