They were the talk of the town.
They very well might have left the most embarrassed team in baseball.
After winning the series opener Friday night, the Mets got roughed up the next two games. Not only did they get roughed up, their two best pitchers were terrible. This series loss came after the Mets had won their previous three, including sweeps of the Atlanta Braves and LA Dodgers.
New York is now a half-game behind Philadelphia in the National League East and have an overall record of 14-11. Here are some more thoughts from the Mets—Phillies Series.
Welcome back to Earth, or reality for that matter. The Mets pitchers had been on such an incredible role, you had to know this was coming at some point. What you didn't expect is that it would come from their two best. Jon Niese started the series off with yet another excellent game. He went seven innings giving up just four hits and one run. Niese struck out seven in the win.
Mike Pelfrey and Johan Santana were scheduled to pitch the next two games, Mets fans had to be feeling good about this.
That's basically what happened next. Pelfrey lasted just four innings on Saturday after giving up six runs on eight hits and a walk. It was Pelfrey's first loss of the season.
Santana went out on Sunday and was even worse. The Mets ace could not get out of the fourth inning. He pitched 32/3 innings and gave up eight hits and ten runs. He only struck out one Philadelphia hitter. Santana was victim of the long ball, giving up four home runs.
The bullpen pitched well for the most part. It did however have to pitch 91/3 innings in the series. That could turn out to be a issue as the Mets have Oliver Perez and John Maine starting their next two games with no day off.
Read more thoughts from this series as well as whats to come at Double G Sports.