Phillies waste 9th-inning lead, lose to Mets

By Howie Rumberg

Associated Press

Published: Thursday, July 5 2012 9:55 p.m. MDT

"I didn't show a lot of consistency early on," Dickey said. "It seemed like they fed off that and waited on pitches. In a case like that you have to build off of when you don't have your best stuff."

Juan Pierre pushed a bunt up the first-base line to score Rollins with the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning after Wright put New York ahead 4-3 in the fifth with a two-out, two-run homer.

Dickey is coming off one of the best months in baseball history. In winning the NL pitcher of the month award for June, he went 5-0 with an 0.93 ERA and had consecutive one-hitters.

His July got off to a rocky start.

Jimmy Rollins, who was a homer shy of the cycle, walked leading off and, after two outs, Dickey hit his potential All-Star batterymate Carlos Ruiz with a pitch. Shane Victorino, a switch-hitter batting from the right side against the righty, lined an RBI single to center field for the first run against Dickey in the first inning this year.

Rollins reached base five times.

The last time these two All-Star pitchers faced each other — in 2010 — Hamels had the Phillies' only hit off Dickey. This time, Hamels popped up a sacrifice bunt attempt in the second inning but beat it out for a single because Dickey was slow to react and his throw to first was late. Rollins then hit an RBI double.

Hairston hit his fifth home run in his 27th at-bat against Hamels, a leadoff shot in the second to pull the Mets to 2-1. Wright's RBI single an inning later tied it.

But the Phillies kept on connecting against Dickey and Pence had a run-scoring single in the fourth.

Hamels' second hit led to two runs in the sixth. He scored on Rollins' triple. Pierre's bunt gave the Phillies a 5-4 lead.

NOTES: The Mets recalled RHP Pedro Beato before the game. ... New York reacquired right-hander Chris Schwinden, claiming him off waivers from the Yankees and optioning him to Triple-A Buffalo.

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