The least you should know…
The Mets bats struggled against Cliff Lee, who limited the Mets to just five hits. Lee also struck out seven and walked one batter over his 8 innings.
Jonathan Papelbon notched the save with a 1-2-3 9th inning.
Marlon Byrd was the only Met to have two hits, one of which was a double.
Travis d’Arnaud threw out his first runner in the 8th inning at second base with a runner on third.
The Mets dropped their fifth straight game.
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Andrew Vazzano, SNY.tv
A stinging loss to cap off an awful day. This is truly adding insult to injury.
Not much to say. Offense didn’t show up to support the great starting pitching. Seems like a theme this season, eh?
Terry Collins pulled Wheeler with one on two out in the sixth inning with the Lee coming to the plate. Pedro Feliciano struck out Lee to end the inning, but the cameras showed Wheeler talking to Collins when he was removed, and again later in the next inning. I like to see a pitcher who wants to stay in a game and battle. I like that intensity. It was an odd move, but on a day like today, with the news of Matt Harvey, I guess you can never be too careful with young pitchers…
W.B. Mason Post Game Extra
Tonight at Citi Field, the Mets and Phillies continue their four-game series at 7:10 pm, with Jon Niese taking on Kyle Kendrick.