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Mets fall as key pitching decision misfires

Before arriving at Citizens Bank Park this weekend, Mickey Callaway and his coaches met to discuss their pregame procedures in light of last week’s lineup card snafu, as well as their overall processes as a team. Self-evaluating, Callaway tweaked things here and there in hopes of helping the Mets snap out of their May malaise.

But when it came time to make a significant in-game decision, Callaway pulled the wrong string. Allowing Paul Sewald to face Nick Williams instead of lefty specialist Jerry Blevins in a one-run game Sunday, Callaway watched from the dugout — and Blevins, mouth agape from the bullpen — as Williams hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the Mets’ 4-2 loss to the Phillies. Read More