Bullpen Falters

A quiet offense came up with four runs in the eighth, matching the Phillies biggest inning of the season, but the bullpen couldn’t produce a shutdown inning and the Mets wound up winning, 5-4, in 10 innings last night.

A walk by Giles led to the tying run in the eighth after the Phillies had taken a 4-3 lead in the top of the inning.  Going in to their eighth, the Phillies were 1-25 when trailing after seven.

The Mets have won seven straight series over the Phillies and 19 of the last 24 meetings between the two NL East clubs.  Series and road trip ends this afternoon.

No game on Thursday followed by a three-game weekend series vs. the Rockies at Citizens Bank Park.

Minor Leagues
Lehigh Valley IronPigs (18-27)
Were rained out in Gwinnett.  Anthony Vasquez (1-0) and LH Joely Rodriguez (2-3) in 2 games this evening.

Reading Fightin Phils (24-20)
LH Jesse Biddle (4-1) picked up the win in a 10-1 decision in New Hampshire.  Biddle: 5-5-1-1-1-2. 1B Brock Stassi, 4-5, 2 doubles (11). LF Cameron Perkins, 3-5, including HR (4), 4 RBI. 2B Brodie Green, 3-5, RBI.
Next: RH Zach Elfin (4-3), 7:05 tonight in New Hampshire.

Clearwater Threshers (22-22)
Were rained out at home vs. Ft. Myers.

Lakewood BlueClaws (21-23)
Out-hit West Virginia, 14-7, but lost, 5-2, in 14 innings at home. No decision, RH Tyler Viza, 8-5-2-0-1-4. SS Malquin Canelo, 2-7. 1B Rhys Hoskins, 3-6.
Next: R Ranfi Casimiro (2-3), 11:05 this morning vs. West Virginia.

Today In Phillies History
1986: Steve Carlton makes his 666th start to break Warren Spahn’s NL record for most starts by a left-handed pitcher in a 6-2 win over San Francisco.

Phun Fact
Ben Revere hit a home run in the 7th inning of a 6-2 loss to Colorado a year ago today. It was the first of his 1,566 at-bat career.


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