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The Mets dropped the rubber match against the Phillies on Thursday night, falling 6-4. A pair of costly errors from Jay Bruce—making his first start at first base for New York—and Asdrubal Cabrera in the second and third innings, respectively, helped the Phils amass a 5-1 lead against Noah Syndergaard.
A three-run Neil Walker home run off starter Aaron Nola cut the lead to one, but the Mets’ bats were once again baffled by the Philadelphia bullpen, who allowed one hit and no walks through four innings.
The Mets’ string of poor health continued on Thursday. Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday’s contest with an ailing hamstring, and is expected to miss two or three games. Wilmer Flores spent Wednesday night in the hospital with a knee infection.
Jeurys Familia made his return to the field following a 15-game suspension, much to Terry Collins’s relief. He labored through 30 pitches for a scoreless ninth.
To make room for Familia, the Mets sent Rafael Montero down to Triple-A. He may never return to the majors.
Around the NL East
The Good Phight recapped last night’s Phillies victory.
Around the Majors
Yesterday at AA
The Mets carried out a series of roster moves yesterday, most notably bringing Familia back into the fold.
Todd Zeile stopped by Amazin’ Avenue Audio to talk about his Mets tenure.
This Date in Mets History
Former Mets closer Jesse Orosco turns 60 today. The two-time All-Star still holds the MLB record for appearances by a reliever, ahead of two other former Mets: Mike Stanton and John Franco.