After taking a 2-0 lead, the Mets fell to division rival Philadelphia today, 5-2 in the final opener at Shea Stadium.
Oliver Perez finally walked less than five batters, but his bullpen didn’t help. Scott Schoeneweis was charged with the loss, while Jamie Moyer picked up the win for the Phils.
After a solo home run by Carlos Delgado early on, the Mets seemed to be off to a fairly nice start, as they were able to get runners on a few innings later to score their second run. I believe that Delgado’s off-year last season was because of injuries, not because of the fact that he is getting old. So far, he is proving that I was right. Delgado went 2-4 on the day.
The Phillies bats all of a sudden started jumping out at the Mets, scoring five runs in the seventh and eighth inning combined, given up by Schoeneweis and Aaron Heilman.
We all know that Schoeneweis doesn’t know how to pitch at home, we learned that last year, but now Aaron Heilman is falling apart. He was horrible in his last game against Atlanta, and here he is falling apart again. Was it Yadier Molina’s home run in 2006 that started this?
Carlos Muniz, who was called up for today’s game, pitched the final inning of relief for the Mets, who will face the Phillies tomorrow at 7:10 pm.
Jimmy Rollins ended up leaving the game because of injury, so we’ll have to see what his status is there. Speaking of injury, Mets second baseman Luis Castillo also was hurt and left the game with that knee soreness that won’t go away.
Next Mets Test:
Tomorrow (April 9) – Phillies @ Mets – 7:10 pm