Philly Sports Live

PHILLIES BLOW lead and series to Mets

The announced crowd at Citizens Bank Park Tuesday night was 43,821. As usual, that news was followed by the familiar sellout addendum, a streak that has reached 216 games.

Left unspoken by the team was the fact that the latest crowd was the smallest since July 7, 2009, the date that the streak began. Also left unspoken was this: Customer satisfaction is rapidly declining.

It dwindled again on this night when the Phillies squandered a four-run lead and wasted another solid effort by a starting pitcher in a 7-4 loss to the New York Mets.

The Phillies, with their fourth loss in five games against the Mets, slipped to three games below .500 at 14-17, matching their low-water mark in this early season of mounting frustration.