There were three All-Star pitchers in the game Thursday, and none of them pitched like All Stars. The most damaging, however, was when Jonathan Papelbon allowed two runs to score in the ninth inning as the Phillies suffered yet another debilitating loss, this time 6-5 to the Mets, in a season filled with them. David Wright knocked in the winning run with a bloop single to right field with two outs and the bases loaded. That came after the Mets tied it one batter earlier when Daniel Murphy was safe when his grounder up the middle bounced off Papelbon's glove and his leg.
Closer Papelbon kicks, tumbles away a save chance as Phillies fall to Mets 6-5
Courier-Post | Jul 6