Colon escapes jam after Mets lose challenge

Safe call at second base in sixth stands to load bases before righty fans Asche

Colon escapes jam after Mets lose challenge

NEW YORK -- Another day, another Mets challenge.

New York manager Terry Collins asked umpires to review a call for the fifth game in a row on Monday, this time on a ruling that Philadelphia's Marlon Byrd was safe at second on Carlos Ruiz's infield single in the sixth inning.

After a review of one minute and 51 seconds, the call on the field stood. Officials determined Byrd was indeed safe, loading the bases with two outs for the Phillies against Bartolo Colon. Colon extricated himself from the jam by striking out Cody Asche to preserve his shutout.

On the play, shortstop Ruben Tejada made a nifty grab on a ball to his left before making on off-balance throw to Daniel Murphy at second, where Murphy had trouble finding the bag.

Collins has been successful during two of his five challenges during this stretch.

Tim Healey is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.