Jamie Moyer was going for career win No. 250 last night, but the Mets jumped all over the veteran pitcher, forcing him out of the game in the third inning. Despite another late-inning rally, the Mets took game two of the series by a 7-5 final score.
For Moyer it was another rough outing, raising concern about his age by some fans. After Ryan Howard's RBI double scored Jimmy Rollins in the first inning to give Moyer an early 1-0 lead Moyer allowed a pair of demoralizing two run home runs in the bottom of the inning.
The Mets scored one more run in the second inning and two more in the third inning before Charlie Manuel took Moyer out in place of JA Happ.
The Phillies bullpen was fantastic and shut down the Mets from the third inning on to help keep the game within reach.
The offense slowly chipped away with one run in the fourth, a solo Howard home run in the sixth and a Jayson Werth two run home run in the eighth inning brought the Phillies as close as 7-5. Werth had a four hit game while Chase Utley was hit-less on the night.
The Phillies loss to the Mets coupled with the Florida%20Marlins">Florida Marlins' loss to the Atlanta%20Braves">Atlanta Braves makes the NL East race the tightest in baseball. The Phillies now hold a half game lead over the Mets and Marlins. The Braves are two games out of first as well. The Phillies play the Braves this weekend.
this was originally published on Macho Row.