May 29, 2012; Flushing, NY,USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner (53) celebrates his home run with right fielder Mike Baxter (23) during the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

Mets Vs. Phillies: Bullpen Collapse Gives Philadelphia 10-6 Win

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Mets Vs. Phillies: Bullpen Blows It Again In 10-6 Loss

The New York Mets' bullpen was at it again on Wednesday night. Tasked with holding onto a two-run lead with three innings left to play, a parade of pitchers surrendered nine runs to the Philadelphia Phillies in a 10-6 loss.

Starter Dillon Gee was pulled in the seventh with two outs and one man on base. Bobby Parnell gave up a home run to Carlos Ruiz, the first batter he faced. It was all downhill from there. Jon Rauch, who picked up the loss, gave up a run in relief of Parnell. Tim Byrdak gave up one himself, and Ramon Ramirez surrendered three runs.

Lucas Duda was one bright spot for the Mets. He homered twice for his second multi-homer game. One of those long balls came in the ninth, tipping off a short-lived rally in which the Mets score three to close the gap.

The Mets host the Cardinals on Friday for a three-game weekend series.

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Final - 5.30.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia Phillies 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 6 10 14 0
New York Mets 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 6 12 1
WP: Antonio Bastardo (2 - 1)
LP: Jon Rauch (3 - 4)

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Mets Vs. Phillies Final Score: New York Wins, 6-3, After 64-Minute Rain Delay

The New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 6-3, Tuesday at Citi Field in a game delayed 64 minutes in the middle of the eighth inning due to rain. Jeremy Hefner (1-2) got the win for the Mets, giving up three earned runs off six hits over six innings. He also hit a solo shot home run in the fourth inning to give the Mets a 4-2 lead. The homer was the rookie's first of his career.

Joe Blanton (4-5) of the Phillies gave up nine hits, two walks and six earned runs. New York scored two runs off singles from David Wright and Ike Davis in the first inning to take a 2-1 lead. Mike Baxter doubled in the second to put the Mets up 3-2 before Hefner came through with the deep shot to left field in the fourth. Scott Hairston pinch-hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning to give the Mets a 6-3 lead. The home run was his seventh of the year, and seventh career as a pinch hitter.

Jimmy Rollins put the Phillies up 1-0 in the top of the first inning when he scored on a wild pitch to Hunter Pence. The run marked the only time Philadelphia held a lead during the game. Brian Schneider tied the game, 2-2, with a solo home run to right field in the second. Pence doubled in the sixth to score Juan Pierre for the Phillies' final run.

Omar Quintanilla, making his season debut with the Mets, tied a career-high with three hits in four at-bats. Frank Francisco earned his 14th save of the season for New York.

With the win, the Mets improved to 28-22 on the year. They are now 1.5 games behind the Washington Nationals in the NL East. Game 3 of the series will begin at 7:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Dillon Gee (4-3, 4.92 ERA) will take on the Phillies' Cliff Lee (0-2, 2.82).

Final - 5.29.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia Phillies 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 8 0
New York Mets 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 X 6 10 1

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Mets Vs. Phillies: Game Time, TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers

The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies continue their four-game series Tuesday, as rookie Jeremy Hefner will take the mound for the Mets and oppose veteran Joe Blanton in Game 2 at Citi Field (7:10 p.m. ET on SNY). Hefner (0-2) will try to help his team earn a bounce-back victory after losing 8-4 Monday.

Hefner is also looking for a bounce-back outing as he was torched by the San Diego Padres for six earned runs in just 3 2/2 innings. Blanton is in the same boat has Hefner, as he gave up seven runs on 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings against the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. On May 19, Blanton surrendered four home runs to the Boston Red Sox.

Next Game

Philadelphia Phillies
@ New York Mets

Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT
Citi Field

Joe Blanton vs Jeremy Hefner

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to center field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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Mets Roster Moves: Justin Turner To DL, Manny Acosta Likely To Be Released

Monday afternoon’s 8-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies appears likely to be followed by several New York Mets roster moves.

Justin Turner left Monday’s game with an ankle injury, and will be headed to the disabled list, according to a published report. When Turner left Monday’s game third baseman David Wright was forced to play shortstop. The team will recall infielder Omar Quintanilla from Triple-A Buffalo to start at shortstop Tuesday. Quintanilla has major league experience with the Rockies and Rangers, but the Mets will have to remove someone from the 40-man roster.

The player removed could be Manny Acosta, who surrendered three runs Monday and now has an 11.86 ERA. The Mets also announced that pitcher Chris Schwinden will be recalled on Tuesday. That means a pitcher — seemingly Acosta — will be removed from the 25-man roster.

— For reaction to these moves, and all things Mets, see Amazin’ Avenue


Mets Vs. Phillies: New York Drops Series Opener, 8-4, On Monday

The New York Mets were defeated, 8-4, by the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday at Citi Field in the first game of a three-game series.Ty Wigginton set a career-high with six RBI to power the Phillies.

Wigginton hit a two-run double in the third, RBI single in the seventh then sealed the win with a three-run homer in the ninth for the Phillies, who have won five of their last six games. John Mayberry hit a two-run homer in the sixth to account for the rest of Philadelphia's offense.

Cole Hamels (8-1) won his fifth straight start and remained unbeaten since losing his first game of the season as he gave up four runs on seven hits with a walk and six strikeouts over eight innings. He went 5-0 over six starts in May and is the first eight-game winner in the majors.

Scott Hairston and Vinny Rottino each hit two-run homers for the Mets, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Jon Niese started on the mound for New York but didn't factor into the decision as he gave up four runs on two hits with five walks and seven strikeouts over five innings. Bobby Parnell (1-1) was tagged with the loss for giving up a run in the seventh inning.

Philly went on top by a run in the seventh. Jimmy Rollins started the finning with a single and moved to second on Placido Polanco's groundout back to the mound. After a Hunter Pence walk, Shane Victorino flied out, but Wigginton followed with a single to center for a 5-4 lead.

Hamels then set the Mets down in order in the seventh before getting out of a jam in the eighth.

Andres Torres greeted Hamels with a pinch-hit double to start the inning and moved to third on a Kirk Nieuwenhuis groundout. Daniel Murphy then grounded out to second as Torres was held at third, and David Wright grounded out to third to end the inning.

Wigginton blasted his fourth homer of the year in the ninth and Papelbon set the Mets down in order in the ninth to close the game.

The Phils plated a couple of runs in the third. With two outs, Pence kept the inning alive with a walk and Victorino followed suit with a free pass. Wigginton then punched an opposite field double to the gap in right-center to plate both runners for a 2-0 lead.

Hamels retired the first seven batters he faced until Rob Johnson hit a one- out single in the third. Following a sac bunt from Niese, Justin Turner punched a single to right.

Pence fielded the ball and came up firing and Johnson was held at third. Turner, though, was caught in a run down and eventually tagged out by Rollins. He planted his right foot awkwardly on the bag and had to leave the game after being helped off the field.

New York tied the game in the fifth as Lucas Duda led off with a walk and Rottino followed with a line-drive shot over the wall in left for his second home run of the season.

The Phils took the lead back in the sixth when Wigginton walked to start the frame and Mayberry followed with a big blast over the wall in left, but the Mets got the runs back in the bottom of the inning on a two-out, two-run homer from Hairston.

Mets shortstop Justin Turner left the game in the third inning with a right ankle sprain. David Wright shifted over to shortstop after Turner left the game. X-rays of the ankle came back negative.

-- Sports Network contributed to this report.

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Current Series

Phillies lead the series 1-0

Mon 05/28 WP: Cole Hamels (8 - 1)
LP: Bobby Parnell (1 - 1)
4 - 8 loss
Wed 05/30 7:10 PM EDT

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