The Mets served up the three-game sweep on a
silver platter, walking 11 and committing six errors as the Phillies took
the final game 10-6 at Shea Stadium. The sweep makes it three on the year, and second time at Shea.
The Mets fell one shy of tying a franchise record for free passes in a game. Six of them came at the hands of starter Oliver Perez, who has now walked 12 Phillies in 8 1-2 innings this season. The walks and errors came back to bite New York in a big way in the 6th when Greg Dobbs put his 10th home run into the right-field seats with no outs and the bases loaded to make it 10-5 Phillies. For Dobbs, the grand slam gave him a league-best 18 pinch hit RBIs on the season. Walks by Guillermo Mota and Jorge Sosa, along with a throwing error by Luis Castillo, accounted for the juiced sacks.
Geoff Geary picked up the win in relief of Adam Eaton. The struggling right-hander couldn't make it through the fifth inning after Carlos Beltran reached out and tagged a fastball for a three-run homer to tie it 5-5. For Eaton, it was his 30th home run allowed. He has not won since July 20.
The Phillies, who've climbed to 3 1-2 back of the Mets, will wait for the result of the San Diego and Los Angeles games. They travel to St. Louis tomorrow.