Philadelphia Phillies defeat New York Mets, 6-3

John Maine's shoulder "hurts a little bit" in the area where he had surgery last Sept.

30 to remove a bony growth from the socket, the righthander admitted. So the Mets opted to place Maine on the disabled list after Thursday night's 6-3, 10-inning loss to the Phillies.

GM Omar Minaya labeled the injury shoulder fatigue. Maine speculated it resulted from overwork because he had been pushing nonstop since Dec.1 to return from surgery. The righthander, who gave up a caree...

Outside the Mets' clubhouse late Thursday night, after the team had blown a second straight extra-inning game to the Phillies, 6-3, you got the feeling that maybe this was finally the tipping point.

Omar Minaya was talking to reporters, breaking the bad news that now John Maine was headed to the DL with "right shoulder weakness" and that the GM didn't really have a starter for the game tomorrow at Yankee Stadium. The bodies were falling, the schedule was not getting eas...

Carlos Delgado fiddled with a bat while chatting with Alex Cora in the Mets' clubhouse Thursday, but the first baseman won't do any real swinging for at least three weeks - and probably longer than that. Delgado already believes his surgery was worthwhile, since he doesn't feel the "pinching" sensation in his right hip that he felt before the May 19 procedure to repair a torn labrum and remove a bone spur. Still, he can't be fully sure he'll continue progressing just yet.
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Jerry Manuel didn't want a repeat of Bobby Parnell's ill-fated extra-inning matchup Wednesday with Chase Utley. So he summoned lefthander Ken Takahashi Thursday night.

The result: Parnell was tagged with his second loss in two nights anyway as the Mets headed into the Subway Series with a 6-3, 10-inning loss to the Phillies. The rubber-game defeat dropped the Mets four games behind Philadelphia in the NL East.

Afterward, Manuel suggested the Mets simply need to ride ...