Extra painful

Posted on July 24, 2010 by

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The New York Mets (50-48) dropped a 3-2 decision to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chavez Ravine on a 13th inning walk off home run by James Loney off Oliver Perez (0-4, 6.15). 

It was the Mets 12th walk-off loss of the season. They are now 20-32 on the road and 2-8 on the road trip. The series and the 11-game West Coast trip ends Sunday afternoon.

The Philadelphia Phillies move 1 1/2 games ahead of the Mets in the National League East, beating the Colorado Rockies 10-2.

New York Mets @ Los Angeles Dodgers … recap and boxscore

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Post Game Notes:

Mike Pelfrey (10-5, 4.00) pitched five innings, allowing two runs and six hits (82 pitches/56 strikes).

Rod Barajas left the game in the sixth inning with a strained oblique muscle. He initially aggravated the back muscle, fouling off a 1-1 pitch in the third inning. Barajas was 1-for-3 with a game-tying RBI single in the sixth inning. He also struck out with the bases loaded in the third inning.

Jason Bay had two more hits. Jose Reyes added two hits. The Mets were 3-for-14 with runners in scoring position, leaving 11 runners on base.

Raul Valdes pitched two scoreless innings in relief, allowing one hit, two strike outs and one walk. He was pulled after walking the leadoff hitter in the eighth inning.

Manny Acosta made his first appearance since May 21. He was recalled Friday, after Fernando Nieve was designated for assignment. Acosta threw three pitches, struck out Matt Kemp and was relieved. Pedro Feliciano followed, throwing five pitches and recorded two big outs.

Bobby Parnell continues to shine. He pitched two more scoreless innings, striking out two and lowering his season ERA to 1.02.

Elmer Dessens pitched 1 1/3 innings, allowing one hit and recording one strike out. He was relieved in the bottom of the 12th by Oliver Perez, making his first appearance since May 31 against the San Diego Padres. Perez induced Andre Either to pop up behind home plate, intentionally walked Rafael Furcal and got Jamey Carroll to ground into a force at second.

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Post Game Quotes:

Oliver Perez (on giving up the game-winning home run): “It was one mistake. I wanted to throw one down on the corner, but I missed up and he hit it well. Everybody can make mistakes. Today I was the guy who lost the game.”

Jerry Manuel (on Mike Pelfrey): “He’s got to establish that fastball. That’s what I really want to see. That’s what I need to see.”

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