By: Mike Lanzalotti
The Phillies bullpen once again failed to hold a lead enabling the Mets to edge out a 6-5 win at Citizens bank Park Tuesday night.
Philadelphia battled back from a 3-0 deficit against Mets starter Noah Syndergaard to take a 4-3 lead on home runs by Ryan Howard and Freddy Galvis. Howard’s home run, his 21st, was a titanic shot to lf. Howard has now homered in back to back games.
Starting and losing pitcher Jerome Williams, 4-10, was relieved by Jeanmar Gomez with 2 out and runners on 1st and third in the 6th inning waling the first two batters he faced. The second walk, to C Travis D’Arnaud allowed the Mets to tie the game. A sharp single by PH Michael Cuddyer then put the first place New Yorkers ahead for good.
Phillies bench coach Larry Bowa was ejected in the 6th inning when Mets reliever Hansel Robles attempted to quick pitch PH Darin Ruf. Both benches were warned in an attempt by the umpires to stave off future hostilities.
The Phillies have scored 11 runs in 2 games off the Mets’ heralded starting pitching yet have won neither game. The loss was Philadelphia’s 7th straight to New York this season.
Syndergaard struck out 9 while battling thru 5 innings notching his 8th win of the season. Yoenis Cespedes homered and drove in 2 to pace the Mets offense.
The Phillies and Mets are at it again Wednesday with rookie RHP Jerad Eickhoff facing off against Bartolo Colon.