When New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes led off the bottom of the 3rd inning with a home run off the right field foul pole to tie the game at 1-1 it was anybody’s game. But the Mets made Philadelphia Phillies’ starter Kyle Kendrick (8-5) look like Cy Young while the Phillies made Mets starter Mike Pelfrey (11-7) look like, well, Mike Pelfrey. Big Pelf was very good, throwing 113 pitches inducing 21 ground balls 17 of which were converted into outs over 7 innings, but was no match for Cyle Kendrick. Pelfrey allowed the Phillies 3 runs on 7 hits, walking none and striking out 1. Their 1st run came in the top of the 3rd when Shane Victorino doubled home Jimmy Rollins who had stolen both 2nd and 3rd base in the inning. They broke the 1-1 tie in the top of the 5th when Victorino singled, stole second, then scored on a single by Placido Polanco. Philadelphia added an insurance run in the 6th when Jayson Werth led off with a triple and scored 1 out later on a Carlos Ruiz single for the final score of Philadelphia 3, New York 1. Meanwhile the Mets, aside from the home run by Reyes, were flat offensively mustering a mere 5 singles against Kendrick and relievers Chad Durbin, Ryan Madson and Brad Lidge who recorded his 16th save of the season. Newsday’s David Lennon noted on twitter that the Mets were a robust 3 for 34 with runners in scoring position on this homestand.