09/24 22:10 CDT Mets rally from 10 down, come up short in 10-8 loss to Phils
Mets rally from 10 down, come up short in 10-8 loss to Phils
By CHARLES O'BRIEN
NEW YORK (AP) --- The Mets fell behind by 10 runs early and finished just short
of what would have been the largest comeback victory in team history, losing
10-8 to the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.
New York's NL wild-card lead was cut to a half-game over St. Louis and San
Francisco, which played at San Diego later Saturday.
Philadelphia's Maikel Franco and Darin Ruf each hit long a home run for the
second consecutive night as Philadelphia built a 10-0 lead by the fourth.
Sean Gilmartin (0-1) fell behind 3-0 after 12 pitches and left having allowed
five runs in two-thirds of an inning.
Jay Bruce hit his first career pinch-hit home run with one out in the ninth.
The Mets put two on before Michael Mariot got his second save by retiring Lucas
Duda on a popup and Travis d'Arnaud on a comebacker.
Alec Asher (2-0) allowed four unearned runs over five innings.