So the Phillies beat the Mets 8-2 Sunday. Big deal. They still won the series, and if the Mets can get on a run and win series after series, they will be all right.
The game started out nicely enough — Ike Davis hit a two-run homer in the first inning for the early lead. It was the struggling Davis’s first home run of the season, and the third straight game the Mets scored in the first inning against the Phils.
Mike Pelfrey (left) promptly gave one run back in the bottom of the inning, but that was the only run he would allow in six innings. Pelfrey pitched reasonably well, although he always seemed to be in some sort of trouble. But he was always able to get out of it, which is promising.
The bullpen, which has been performing so well thus far this season, did not have a good day. Ramon Ramirez gave up two runs in the seventh to lose the lead, and then in the eighth Manny Acosta and Miguel Batista combined to give up five runs. The four runs against Acosta were unearned because of a Ruben Tejada throwing error.
The Mets would be smart to just forget about this game and move on — games like this will happen over the course of a long season. Now it’s on to Atlanta to take on the Braves. The Mets swept them at home to open the season; let’s do it again down South!