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Dillon Gee leaves a 3-2 lead to the bullpen
Dillon Gee and the Mets led 3-1 in the top of the 7th inning. After retiring the first two batters, Gee gave up a double to Brian Schneider.
Terry Collins went to the bullpen and brought in Bobby Parnell. Three pitches later and Carlos Ruiz was circling the bases after hitting a two-run homer. The game was now tied 3-3.
With Parnell having blown the chance for a save, Collins gave Jon Rauch the 8th inning assignment of keeping the game even. He didn't come through. Juan Pierre and Hunter Pence singled putting runners on first and third with no one out. Pierre eventually scored the go ahead run on a Shane Victorino sacrifice fly before Rauch got out of the inning.
Things only got more comical in the top of the 9th. Down by one run, Tim Byrdak walked the first batter he faced.
After Schneider sacrificed the runner to second, Ramon Ramirez took over for Byrdak. Ramirez then gave up a single to John Mayberry and a three-run homer to Jimmy Rollins. Ramirez wasn't done. Pierre doubled and Ramirez was booed off of the mound having given up three straight hits without recording an out.
Next in was Chris Schwinden. After retiring Pence on a fielder's choice, Schwinden allowed a Ty Wigginton double and a Shane Victorino single. Three more runs came in giving Philadelphia six for the inning.
While it didn't contribute to any further damage, the blooper reel was completed after Daniel Murphy made a throwing error allowing Placido Polanco to reach base.
The Mets staged a comeback in the bottom of the 9th, but the game ended 10-6 in favor of Philadelphia.