The Mets get pummeled by the Philadelphia Phillies to open the second half


Jul 19, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Omar Quintanilla (3) singles to right during the eighth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
The New York Mets lost to the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.  The final score was 13-8 and the game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York.  Jeremy Hefner started and was not solid, the pen had some good and some bad moments. 

Hefner pitched two innings giving up ten hits and eight runs.  He walked none and struck out three.  He lost his seventh game of the season, Greg Burke pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up two hits and four runs with three walks and two strikeouts, Josh Edgin pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run and Gonzalez Germen pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.  Scott Rice pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings and David Aardsma pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and three strikeouts.

Eric Young Jr. drew a walk, Daniel Murphy had a hit and an RBI and Andrew Brown had a hit.  David Wright had two hits and two RBI, Marlon Byrd had a hit, three RBI and drew a walk and Ike Davis had two hits.  John Buck had two hits, Kirk Nieuwenhuis drew two walks and Omar Quintanilla had a hit and an RBI.  Juan Lagares had two hits and an RBI, Lagares and Buck each hit a double.  Byrd and Wright each hit a homerun and the Mets were 2-13 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Young had a stolen base, Byrd committed an error and Quintanilla committed two errors.

Kyle Kendrick won his ninth game of the season.  He pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up nine hits and six runs.  He walked one and struck out seven.  Luis Garcia pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two walks, Jake Diekman pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk and Justin De Fratus pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs with a strikeout.

Jimmy Rollins had a hit and drew a walk, Michael Young had a hit, three RBI and drew a walk and Chase Utley had two hits and three RBI.  Dominick Brown had three hits and two RBI, Ruf had two hits and Delmon Young had three hits and an RBI.  John Mayberry had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk, Carlos Ruiz had a hit and an RBI and Ruf, Mayberry and Ruiz each hit a double.  Utley hit a triple and Brown, Young and Utley each hit a homerun.  The Phillies were 7-10 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.

The Phillies scored four runs in the first and seven in the third.  They had an 11-0 lead in the game at one point, before the Mets finally realized that they had a baseball game to play.  Utley hit an RBI triple; Brown hit an RBI single, Young an RBI single and Mayberry an RBI single.  In the third Brown hit a solo homerun, Young hit an RBI single and Mayberry hit an RBI double.  Ruiz hit an RBI double and Young hit a three run homerun.  Byrd hit a two run homerun in the fourth to put the Mets on the board.  Utley answered back with a two run homerun in the fifth and it was a 13-2 game.  Murphy hit an RBI groundout in the fifth.  Quintanilla had an RBI groundout and Lagares hit an RBI single in the sixth.  Wright hit a two run homerun in the ninth and the final score was 13-8 Phillies.

The Mets record fell to 41-51 and the Phillies record improved to 49-48.  The two teams will play Game 2 of their three game series on Saturday afternoon.