Mike Pelfrey had a very rough fourth inning, surrendering five runs in his final inning. Joe Smith got touched up for a two run home run, that was eventually proven to be the winning runs. The Mets battled back in the ninth, getting the winning runs on base, but failed to plate them.
The Mets will fall out of first place with this loss as the Phillies beat the Nationals in their game. They are now 0.5 game out. This loss sealed the first time the Mets lost a series in July.