Zack Wheeler lasted just 3.2 innings and the bullpen allowed four runs in relief, but the Mets' pitching staff was bailed out by a seven-run effort by the offense in the team's 7-6 win over the Phillies on Saturday.
Wheeler tossed three scoreless innings to start the game, but would never make it through what became a sloppy fourth inning by the Mets. T.J. Rivera's throwing error put a runner on base, and Wheeler walked two batters in a row. The Phillies scored on a fielder's choice and Wheeler committed an error of his own before allowing another single, which sent the Mets to the bullpen early.
Wheeler ended his outing with no earned runs, two walks, and four strikeouts. He threw 82 pitches.
Erik Goedell entered in relief and pitched 1.1 innings, allowing a run on two hits. Fernando Salas came on to pitch two innings, but allowed three runs on four hits.
Paul Sewald and Addison Reed combined to pitch the final two innings without allowing a run.