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Final Score: Phillies 6, Mets 4-Error and injury

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A short bench got shorter.

Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

The Mets dropped the series finale to the Phillies with a sloppy 6-4 loss. Noah Syndergaard started off with a scintillating first, but some crucial fielding mistakes behind him cost him dearly in the early innings.

Jay Bruce got his first start at first base in a Met uniform and fielded a ground ball cleanly, but some miscommunication between Neil Walker and Noah Syndergaard led to a throwing error at first which cost the Mets a run. The next inning Asdrubal Cabrera committed an error which led to a couple of runs and put the Mets behind early. Syndergaard was not totally at fault for the Phillies’ lead, but they capitalized on the errors and got some hard hit balls off of Syndergaard.

The Mets attempted a comeback against stater Aaron Nola when Neil Walker blasted a three-run home run to cut the lead to one, but that was as close as they would get.

A feeling of dread came over the stadium when Yoenis Cespedes left the game with a hamstring cramp, and emergency backup infielder Juan Lagares had to be inserted into the game.

The bullpen was still a tad shaky when Fernando Salas gave up a run and departed with a mess, but Josh Edgin slammed the door with no further damage to give the Mets a chance. Jeurys Familia also struggled in his season debut but left without giving up any runs.

Michael Conforto’s sparkling defense in both center and left was a welcome sight, but this game was not a good preamble for the big weekend series to follow.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

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  1. MetsFan4Decades: 224
  2. GophersinCNY40: 135
  3. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 103
  4. noahmets: 84
  5. Marquis Grisson: 79
  6. Readymade4007: 72
  7. Adam Halverson: 72
  8. Reflect: 61
  9. Kepler: 55
  10. Gina: 55