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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|WP: Antonio Bastardo (2 - 1)
LP: Jon Rauch (3 - 4)