The Mets' Bullpen problems came back to haunt them again, leading to a 5-5 defeat of the Phillies on Tuesday night. >> Box Score
Five things to know from Tuesday's game
1) Tuesday was another example of the Mets' inability to use a bullpen. After Walker Lockett missed the Mets a solid 5.1 inning and ended the game with a 5-2 lead and two runners, Wilmer Font had a nightmare of a game. In only one-third of an innings Font allowed three runs with three hits, including two homeruns for Maikel Franco and Brad Miller . In the blink of an eye, Mets's lead was 5-2 down to 7: 5. Font then hit Scott Kingery with a high fastball before being drawn.
2) Lockett had a tough debut for the Mets in Chicago, but his second mission continued smoothly. He allowed a home flight to Kingery, but he had settled in well. Overall, Lockett went 5.1
3) The Mets had a good chance to answer in the eighth. Jeff McNeil came in just a few inches after a two-run homer, but the ball hit a fan glove just below the railing in the right field. McNeil got a double and stopped Wilson Ramos at the third base. Pete Alonso then polluted the first base to end the inning.
4) The Mets hitter jumped on Jake Arrieta early Tuesday and scored two runs in the first inning. McNeil and Alonso were both in the lead, followed by Robinson Cano (19459007) and Michael Conforto (19459007), who put Mets 2-0 up. The Mets held the same lead on Monday and failed to make it on Tuesday.
5) Dominic Smith seems to enjoy meeting in Philadelphia. For the second night in a row, Smith went into the yard and this time brought Arrieta to the field in the left center. Smith's sixth home game of the season extended Mets' lead to 4-1 at the top of the third.
Video: Cano, Conforto Get 2: 0 in the 1st Inning
Video: Amed Rosario reaches 9th home run
Video: Dom Smith goes deep for the second night in a row
Jason Vargas (3-3.3.75 ERA) and the Mets Face Nick Pivetta (4-2, 5.54 ERA) and the Phillies in the third game of a four-game series on Wednesday at 19:05.