Final Score: Phillies 3 Mets 1

The Mets (66-81) lost to the Phillies (74-74) by the score of 3-1 tonight at Citi Field.

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R.A. Dickey started for the Mets and pitched well despite losing his sixth game of the season – he allowed two earned runs in seven innings.

Dickey allowed an unearned run in the first thanks to a passed ball by Mike Nickeas – he allowed a solo home run to Jimmy Rollins in the fifth and a solo home run to Domonic Brown in the seventh.

Dickey now has 205 strikeouts and became the fifth Met in the last 20 years to strikeout 200 or more in a season – David Cone (214 in 1992), Al Leiter (200 in 2000), Pedro Martinez (208 in 2005) and Johan Santana (206 in 2008) are the others to do it over that span.

Robert Carson, Josh Edgin, and Ramon Ramirez combined for two innings of scoreless relief.

The Mets scattered seven hits, six of which were singles.

The Mets have lost seven straight home games, and 23 of their last 27 home games and have scored three runs or less in 14 straight games at Citi Field.

Michael Baron, Contributor

Dickey certainly deserved better tonight. Yes, he gave up two home runs, but he gave the Mets seven strong and struck out eight with only two walks – with some offense, that kind of performance is good enough for a win. But the Mets put on yet another anemic offensive display tonight. What’s worse is that it was a low scoring game, yet it felt like the Mets were never really in it. I find it mind boggling how they can play so poorly at home (although they aren’t exactly winning on the road either). I keep watching every day hoping to find something positive to take into the winter, but outside of Dickey, Matt Harvey, and some of these young guys in the bullpen, there isn’t much to take away from these games. That’s pretty scary.

W.B. Mason Post Game Extra