Phillies lose to Mets in 14, 5-4

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 31, 2014 at 10:28 pm •  Published: May 31, 2014
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies reliever Jeff Manship knew he had to keep pitching to protect the tired Philadelphia bullpen. He never expected the reason for why he couldn't complete the job.

Manship struck out six in four hitless extra innings and would've come out for the 14th but he strained his right quadriceps trying to beat out a grounder in the 13th.

David Wright had an RBI single with two outs in the 14th inning and Buddy Carlyle, who was called up as an emergency arm prior to the game, tossed three scoreless extra innings to lead the Mets to a 5-4 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday in the second straight marathon game between the teams.

"I was feeling real good pitching," Manship said. "It's definitely an outing to build on, but it's just frustrating the way it ended."

New York needed 5 hours, 32 minutes to win this one after losing to the Phillies 6-5 in a 14-inning game Friday night that took 5:23 to complete.

The Phillies and Mets have played 37 innings in three games with two more still to play in the rare five-game series.

The Mets went without a hit in extra innings until Wright's knock off Antonio Bastardo (3-3). Bastardo walked Ruben Tejada to start the 14th, and Tejada went to second on Juan Lagares' sacrifice bunt. After Daniel Murphy popped out, Wright lined a single to left to score Tejada.

"David Wright was in a big spot and got a big hit," Mets manager Terry Collins said.

Carlos Torres worked out of a jam in the bottom of the 14th to earn his second save in three chances. The Phillies put runners on first and second with no outs, but Torres struck out Ben Revere, got Jimmy Rollins to pop out and struck out Chase Utley.

"The only thing we know is we won, don't ask me how," Collins joked. "There are a lot of tired bodies out there."

Carlyle (1-0) last pitched in the major leagues in 2011 and last earned a victory on June 25, 2008, He was in El Paso, Texas on Friday night pitching for the Mets' Triple-A Las Vegas club when he received a call at 11 o'clock summoning him to Philadelphia after New York used eight pitchers on Friday.

The right-hander said he slept "maybe a couple of hours" before boarding a 6 a.m. flight, arriving at Citizens Bank Park at 2:30 p.m. for the 3:05 scheduled first pitch.

"It feels good just coming back," said Carlyle, who has spent the majority of his 16-year professional career in the minor leagues. "It's a lot of work to get back. I wasn't sure if I'd get another opportunity to play at the major league (level). It just feels good to contribute."

Tejada had three hits, including a homer, with two RBIs for the Mets, who won their fourth in five games.



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