The Philadephia Phillies scored 4 runs in the last 2 innings, including a 3-spot off Francisco Rodriguez in the 9th, to down the Mets by a score of 6-4. The Mets fall to 23-27 with the loss.
It was my first live Mets game of the season, and it didn’t disappoint (except for the final score, of course). It was a pretty lively crowd, about as full as you’ll get for a non-Yankee opponent this time of year, and it was just about perfect baseball weather (for once, this year).
The Phillies built a 2-0 lead off of Mets starter Chris Capuano on RBI singles by Jimmy Rollins and starting pitcher Roy Oswalt in the 3rd and 5th innings, respectively. But the Mets were able to strike back with RBI singles of their own — Carlos Beltran in the 5th, Ronny Paulino in the 6th, and Justin Turner in the 7th — to take a 3-2 lead into the 8th inning.
(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)