The New York Mets lost the weekend series versus the Philadelphia Phillies on their home turf Sunday afternoon. Starter Kyle Kendrick silenced their bats, while the Phillies walked all over the Mets pitching. Mike Pelfrey couldn’t pitch passed the 5th after allowing a three-run homer with one out in the inning. The Mets are currently back at .500 with a 47-47 record and are 8.5 games out of the wild card lead.

Bay had a bad day, including a misplay in the field.

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My Reaction:

It amazed me to see how Kyle Kendrick dominated the Mets over seven innings. He gave up hits and allowed walks, but kept away from the big inning. I have to put most of the blame on the bats here. I mean, Kendrick is the worst pitcher in the Phillies rotation and they completely missed an opportunity to win a very important series. The Mets had no trouble against the bullpen though, scoring four of their five runs in the final two innings of the game.

Mike Pelfrey was unimpressive again today. He is now 5-9 on the season with an ERA just under 5. I’d hate to give up on a guy that should be in his prime at 27 years old, but if the Mets decide to ship him to another team in the offseason I wouldn’t miss him one bit. Can you honestly tell me that you would?

Interesting Facts:

  •  Daniel Murphy is hitting .500 (14 for 28) during his current seven-game hitting streak.
  • Mike Pelfrey has already lost as many games (9) as he did over the course of the 2010 season.
  • Lucas Duda tripled for his third time this season.

What’s Next?: The New York Mets play a makeup game against the Florida Marlins at CitiField Monday night. Game Time 7:10 PM on SNY.

NYM Chris Capuano (8-8) 4.12 ERA vs. FLA Clay Hensley (0-2) 3.60 ERA