Redemption: Mets Blow Out Phils

Four errors doom Philadelphia in Queens
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2008 12:03 AM CDT
New York Mets on-deck batter Angel Pagan (16) greets Ryan Church (19) at the plate after Church scored on Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Eric Bruntlett's third-inning fielding error.   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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(Newser) – The Philadelphia Phillies fell apart without Jimmy Rollins. Mike Pelfrey gave the Mets' injury-riddled pitching staff an encouraging boost, and the Phillies played a painfully sloppy game without their MVP shortstop in New York's 8-2 victory Wednesday night. The Mets ended a nine-game losing streak to Philadelphia, taking advantage of four errors that led to six unearned runs.

Eric Bruntlett, filling in for the injured Rollins, booted two grounders in a six-run third -- after Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick walked six batters in the first two innings. Handed a comfortable lead, Pelfrey (1-0) tossed five effective innings in his first start of the year to help the Mets bounce back after losing their home opener to Philadelphia on Tuesday.