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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 31 - Mets at Phillies - Comeback Kids Do it Again, Sweep Philly

Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, Pa.)

N.Y. Mets (18-13) «00100134110120
Philadelphia (14-18)0101020116151

W: T. Byrdak (2-0) L: K. Kendrick (0-3)
HR: NYM - I. Davis (4),A. Torres (1)   PHI - None

The Mets came back to defeat the Phillies for the third consecutive game Wednesday, this time scoring seven straight runs to spoil the return of Cliff Lee with a 10-6 victory in the finale of a three-game set.

Ike Davis hit a three-run homer, Andres Torres homered, tripled and knocked in two runs, and David Wright and Scott Hairston collected two hits and an RBI apiece to help New York sweep Philadelphia.

Tim Byrdak (2-0) pitched a third of an inning in relief of Dillon Gee to earn the win.

"We came in and got [the Phillies] at the right time," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "If something happened and they made a mistake, we capitalized on it."

Kyle Kendrick (0-3) gave up four hits, all doubles, two walks and five runs over an inning-plus to suffer the setback.

"I had no command of anything," admitted Kendrick. "It wasn't good."

Freddy Galvis tripled, doubled and drove in three runs as the Phillies dropped their fifth in six tries.

Lee -- placed on the DL on April 21 after suffering a left oblique strain during a 10-inning outing against the Giants -- was strong in his six innings of work, allowing two runs on five hits. He was in line for the win before Philadelphia's bullpen imploded once more.

Trailing 4-2 in the seventh, Justin Turner hit a fly ball over the head of Shane Victorino, allowing Kirk Nieuwenhuis to round the bases from first on the double.

The Mets then loaded the bases on another double and a walk, tied the game when Kendrick plunked pinch-hitter Lucas Duda, and took their first lead of the game on Torres' RBI groundout.

Wright and Scott Hairston each doubled for a run to start the eighth, before Davis crushed Jose Contreras' 2-0 offering off the face of the right-field deck at Citizens Bank Park with Hairston and Justin Turner aboard, pushing New York's lead to 9-4.

Galvis had an RBI triple in the eighth, but Torres launched a home run to lead off the ninth.

Philadelphia took the lead three separate times earlier in the contest.

Lee opened the scoring himself in the bottom of the second by legging out an infield single. That brought home Brian Schneider, who had smacked a two-out single and moved to third on Galvis' base hit.

New York got to Lee for a game-tying run in the third. Daniel Murphy lined a two-out double into the gap in left-center, plating Gee, who reached on a failed-bunt fielder's choice.

Placido Polanco and John Mayberry hit back-to-back singles to begin the home fourth and each moved up a base on Schneider's groundout. Polanco then came home on Galvis' groundout.

Victorino attempted to make a sliding grab on a soft liner by Torres in the sixth but the ball dropped under his glove, and Torres had a leadoff triple. Wright blooped a single to center two batters later to tie the game for a second time.

The Phillies took their final lead of the night with two runs in the sixth. With Schneider running from first on a full-count pitch, Galvis smoked an opposite-field double off the wall in left. Schneider came home on the play, and pinch-hitter Laynce Nix following by roping a single to center, bringing in Galvis.

Hunter Pence tripled home Jimmy Rollins in the home ninth.

Game Notes

Nix left the game in the sixth with a strained left calf. He is day-to- day...To make room for Lee on the roster, Philadelphia optioned reliever Michael Schwimer to Triple-A Lehigh Valley earlier Wednesday...The Phillies also optioned pitcher Joe Savery to Lehigh Valley after the game...Pence committed his first error of the season...Victorino (0-for-5) saw a nine- game hitting streak snapped...Lee threw 84 pitches (57 for strikes).

Box Score:

Andres Torres CF422201110.333
Daniel Murphy 2B502110001.312
David Wright 3B512110000.376
Scott Hairston RF512110001.242
Vinny Rottino LF200000002.000
  Kirk Nieuwenhuis PH-LF210000011.304
Justin Turner SS421110000.205
Ike Davis 1B422310101.179
Rob Johnson C301000011.333
Dillon Gee P210000001.000
  Tim Byrdak P000000000.000
  Lucas Duda PH000100000.247
  Manny Acosta P000000000.000
  Mike Baxter PH100000000.292
  Jon Rauch P000000000.000
  D.J. Carrasco P000000000.000
Jimmy Rollins SS512000000.230
Juan Pierre LF502000003.341
Shane Victorino CF500000000.244
Hunter Pence RF501101002.262
Placido Polanco 3B522000001.275
John Mayberry 1B401000000.225
Brian Schneider C422000000.231
Freddy Galvis 2B413311000.213
Cliff Lee P201100000.375
  Laynce Nix PH101100000.326
  Carlos Ruiz PR000000000.319
  Kyle Kendrick P000000000.000
  Jose Contreras P000000000.000
  Pete Orr PH100000001.294
  Brian Sanches P000000000.000

E_H.Pence. LOB_NY Mets 4, Philadelphia 8. 2B_D.Murphy, D.Wright, S.Hairston, J.Turner, I.Davis, F.Galvis. 3B_A.Torres, H.Pence, F.Galvis. HR_I.Davis (4) off J.Contreras, A.Torres (1) off B.Sanches. GIDP_D.Murphy, S.Hairston, J.Turner, S.Victorino. DP_NY Mets 1 (I.Davis, J.Turner and I.Davis); Philadelphia 3 (J.Rollins, F.Galvis and J.Mayberry), (P.Polanco, F.Galvis and J.Mayberry), (J.Rollins and J.Mayberry).

Dillon Gee5.21044040103-634.78
Tim Byrdak (W 2-0)0.10000004-23.72
Manny Acosta (H 1)1.010001010-78.04
Jon Rauch1.021101019-133.14
D.J. Carrasco1.021101017-109.00
Cliff Lee6.052216084-572.17
Kyle Kendrick (L 0-3;B 1)1.045520030-177.32
Jose Contreras1.012101120-128.59
Brian Sanches1.021101113-911.25

K.Kendrick pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

HBP_by K.Kendrick (L.Duda).
T_2:56. A_43840.
Umpires_Home,Ron Kulpa; First, Jim Wolf; Second, Derryl Cousins; Third, Alan Porter.

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