The IronPigs lost to Buffalo 6-3 at Coca-Cola Park Saturday night, and saw their playoff hopes vanish along the way.
Even before the 'Pigs' game ended, Pawtucket's win over the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees eliminated the 'Pigs from playoff contention.
Mets top prospect Zack Wheeler outdueled Phillies prospect Jonathan Pettibone on the mound.
Pettibone (4-1, 2.55) struck out five, walked five, and gave up five earned runs in his first career triple-A loss.
Cody Overbeck had two hits and two RBIs, including his 14th home run of the season.
The IronPigs (74-68) will play their next-to-last game of the season on Sunday at 5:35pm against Buffalo at Coca-Cola Park.