The Mets are now owners of a five game losing streak as well as proprietors of last place in the National League East after losing to the Phillies on Saturday night.
The Phillies jumped out to an early lead on Dillon Gee — a sacrifice fly and a single gave the Phillies at 2-0 lead in the first.
But David Wright tied it up with one swing of the bat in the bottom of the inning — a two-run shot for his first home run since Opening Day to make it a 2-2 game.
But it was short-lived as Jimmy Rollins hit a solo home run in the top of the second to give the Phillies a 3-2 lead.
The Mets took the lead in the sixth. With runners on first and second Wright doubled to tie the game at three. Making his major league debut, Eric Campbell was called on to pinch hit with the bases loaded. He hit a sacrifice fly to give the Mets a 4-3 lead.
Gee was done after six innings and just 81 pitches. He allowed three runs on six hits, striking out one and walking one.
In the seventh Scott Rice allowed an infield hit to Rollins, a wild pitch to advance him to second and then a double by Utley to tie the score at four.
The Mets had a golden opportunity to take the lead in the eighth. Wright and Curtis Granderson led off the inning with singles. Chris Young stupidly was asked to sacrifice to put runners on second and third. Then it was Campbell’s turn to write a Hollywood ending. However, the Phils decided to intentionally walk him, but after one pitch they changed their minds and pitched to him. So weird. Campbell ended up striking out for the second out. Wilmer Flores walked to load the bases, but pinch hitter Bobby Abreu grounded out to the pitcher to end the threat.
Kyle Farnsworth was on the mound for the Mets in the ninth. He got the first two outs, but a walk to Rollins and a single by Chase Utley put runners on first and third. Ryan Howard singled to center for his fourth hit on the night to give the Phillies a 5-4 lead.
Jonathan Papelbon got the first two outs in the ninth but then walked Murphy. Wright, already with three hits in the game, was next. Murphy stole second. But Wright popped up to the first baseman in foul territory to end the game.
Mets lose 5-34.