We can all come off the ledge now… The Mets beat the Phillies behind a good effort by Mike Pelfrey. Maybe he needs to get 11 days between outings on a regular basis.
Although the Mets played a solid game offensively and defensively, with only one error by Jose Reyes, the game was decided by the Phillies playing horrible baseball. They had four errors including two by fill-in shortstop Eric Bruntlett. They’re a completely different team without reigning National League MVP Jimmy Rollins in the lineup. They really needed him in the field and at bat.
Carlos Delgado and Angel Pagan both had doubles in the game, the only extra base hits for the Mets. I’m starting to think that the Citi Field construction is making Shea even more of a pitchers park than it was before. It may just be the cold April weather but I think the wind patterns are impacting play. It’ll be interesting to see what happens as the season goes on.
The Mets needed to break the Phillies nine game win streak over them badly. The win tonight also gives the Mets a good chance to win the series with John Maine on the mound tomorrow night.