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Bullpen impresses in Friday's extra-inning win

PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies' bullpen, which has the second-highest ERA in the National League, has been a source of inconsistency all year, but Friday night was a positive change of pace.

Jake Diekman, Mike Adams, Jonathan Papelbon, Antonio Bastardo, Mario Hollands and Justin De Fratus allowed a combined three hits, four walks and struck out eight to hold the Mets scoreless in seven innings of relief.

"They gave us a chance," Phillies manager Ryan Sandberg said.

"From the bullpen's perspective, it's awesome to go out there and hang that many zeroes," De Fratus said.

Bastardo, who walked five batters over one inning pitched in appearances on Wednesday and Thursday, pitched a flawless 1-2-3 11th inning.

"I think it's going to be a definite confidence builder for sure," De Fratus said. "Antonio went out there, had an awesome inning. Myself, I feel a had a good couple of innings and I'm going to build off of that confidence-wise. Diekman, Mario, Pap, Adams, everybody did a great job."

Erik Bacharach is an associate reporter for Paul Hagen is a reporter for
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