Mets Drop Phillie Finale in 11 Innings

The Mets dropped the final game of their series in Philadelphia in the extra innings Wednesday night.

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Yoenis Cespedes homered again Wednesday night.

Asdrubal Cabrera briefly joined the Mets home run parade in the second inning. With runners on first and third, he hit what appeared to be a three-run homer. However, it turned out a fan reached over the wall and touched the ball. Cabrera was given a double and one RBI as the Mets took a 1-0 lead. Another run came in on a wild pitch to extend the lead to 2-0.

The Phillies tied the game in the bottom of the inning with a two-run home run by Freddy Galvis. And a sacrifice fly in the fourth gave the Phillies a 3-2 lead.

Then the Mets hit home runs for real in the fifth inning. Yoenis Cespedes hit his fifth homer of the season to tie the score, and then Lucas Duda broke it with a monster shot into the second level in right to give the Mets a 4-3 lead. It was the third straight game Duda has hit a homer.

Bartolo Colon was removed from the game after six innings and just 90 pitches. He allowed three runs on four hits, with four strikeouts and a walk.

Jerry Blevins started the seventh inning. He got the first out, but then David Lough doubled to center, successfully challenging the arm of Cespedes. Addison Reed came on and got the second out. But then he allowed a Peter Bourjos single to tie the game at four.

Neither team could score again, so it was on to extra innings for the first time for the Mets this season. Travis d’Arnaud hit a two-out double in the tenth, but Wilmer Flores grounded out up the middle on a nice play by Galvis.

The Mets managed to get a runner to second with one out in the 11th, but Michael Conforto and Cespedes each struck out to keep the game tied.

Hansel Robles came on in the bottom of the 11th. With one out, Galvis doubled to right. Lough was intentionally walked. The runners advanced on a wild pitch. Then a weird thing happened. d’Arnaud called for the intentional walk to load the bases and a force at any base, and Robles threw the ball to him. But then suddenly d’Arnaud was back behind the plate; an apparent baffling miscommunication. So Emmanuel Burriss’s at bat continued. He flied out to shallow center for the second out. Galvis held at third. Bourjos then his a grounder to third. Wright made a nice play on it, but Bourjos beat the throw to first to win the game.

Mets lose 5-4.

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