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Monday, May 28, 2012

Recap: Game 49 - Phillies at Mets - Mets Get Outblasted by Phillies, Lose 8-4

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

Philadelphia (26-24) «002002103890
N.Y. Mets (27-22)000022000472

W: C. Hamels (8-1) L: B. Parnell (1-1)
HR: PHI - J. Mayberry (2),T. Wigginton (4)   NYM - V. Rottino (2),S. Hairston (5)

Ty Wigginton set a career-high with six RBI as he helped the Phillies take an 8-4 win in the opener of a three-game set against the Mets.

Wigginton hit a two-run double in the third, RBI single in the seventh then sealed the win with a three-run homer in the ninth for the Phillies, who have won five of their last six games. John Mayberry hit a two-run homer in the sixth to account for the rest of Philadelphia's offense.

"I really started to feel good again lately and knew it was just a matter of time," Wigginton said.

Cole Hamels (8-1) won his fifth straight start and remained unbeaten since losing his first game of the season as he gave up four runs on seven hits with a walk and six strikeouts over eight innings. He went 5-0 over six starts in May and is the first eight-game winner in the majors.

Scott Hairston and Vinny Rottino each hit a two-run homer for the Mets, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Jon Niese started on the mound for New York but didn't factor into the decision as he gave up four runs on two hits with five walks and seven strikeouts over five innings. Bobby Parnell (1-1) was tagged with the loss for giving up a run in the seventh inning.

"I didn't have my good stuff, I didn't have good command," said Niese.

Philly went on top by a run in the seventh. Jimmy Rollins started the frame with a single and moved to second on Placido Polanco's groundout back to the mound. After a Hunter Pence walk, Shane Victorino flied out, but Wigginton followed with a single to center for a 5-4 lead.

Hamels then set the Mets down in order in the seventh before getting out of a jam in the eighth.

Andres Torres greeted Hamels with a pinch-hit double to start the inning and moved to third on a Kirk Nieuwenhuis groundout. Daniel Murphy then grounded out to second as Torres was held at third, and David Wright grounded out to third to end the inning.

Wigginton blasted his fourth homer of the year in the ninth and Papelbon set the Mets down in order in the ninth to close the game.

The Phils plated a couple of runs in the third. With two outs, Pence kept the inning alive with a walk and Victorino followed suit with a free pass. Wigginton then punched an opposite field double to the gap in right-center to plate both runners for a 2-0 lead.

Hamels retired the first seven batters he faced until Rob Johnson hit a one- out single in the third. Following a sac bunt from Niese, Justin Turner punched a single to right.

Pence fielded the ball and came up firing and Johnson was held at third. Turner, though, was caught in a run down and eventually tagged out by Rollins. He planted his right foot awkwardly on the bag and had to leave the game after being helped off the field.

New York tied the game in the fifth as Lucas Duda led off with a walk and Rottino followed with a line-drive shot over the wall in left for his second home run of the season.

The Phils took the lead back in the sixth when Wigginton walked to start the frame and Mayberry followed with a big blast over the wall in left, but the Mets got the runs back in the bottom of the inning on a two-out, two-run homer from Hairston.

Game Notes

The Mets announced that Turner has a right ankle sprain and that x-rays came back negative...Philadelphia pitcher Roy Halladay, who left Sunday's start against St. Louis after two innings with a sore right shoulder, will have an examination on Tuesday...New York had not given up a run since the first inning of a game against San Diego on Friday, a streak of 28 scoreless innings...New York has still won five of seven games against Philadelphia this season.

Box Score:

Jimmy Rollins SS511000002.224
Placido Polanco 3B511000000.278
Hunter Pence RF321000022.264
Shane Victorino CF410000011.255
Ty Wigginton 1B323610120.256
John Mayberry LF512200101.238
Freddy Galvis 2B500000003.236
Brian Schneider C400000011.283
Cole Hamels P301000001.227
  Jonathan Papelbon P000000000.000
Justin Turner SS201000000.269
  Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF211000000.290
  Manny Acosta P000000000.000
  Jack Egbert P000000000.000
Daniel Murphy 2B401000000.297
David Wright 3B-SS400000000.373
Scott Hairston CF-LF411200101.256
Lucas Duda RF310000012.250
Vinny Rottino LF-3B411200101.235
Ike Davis 1B300000002.167
Rob Johnson C301000001.321
Jon Niese P100000000.077
  Ramon Ramirez P000000000.000
  Bobby Parnell P000000000.000
  Jon Rauch P000000000.000
  Andres Torres PH-CF101010000.205

E_D.Murphy, D.Wright. LOB_Philadelphia 9, NY Mets 2. 2B_T.Wigginton, A.Torres. HR_J.Mayberry (2) off J.Niese, T.Wigginton (4) off M.Acosta, S.Hairston (5) off C.Hamels, V.Rottino (2) off C.Hamels. S_C.Hamels, J.Niese. GIDP_D.Wright. DP_Philadelphia 1 (F.Galvis and T.Wigginton).

Cole Hamels (W 8-1)8.0744162109-762.43
Jonathan Papelbon1.000001022-152.21
Jon Niese5.0244571115-644.55
Ramon Ramirez1.000002013-93.76
Bobby Parnell (L 1-1)1.021111029-163.05
Jon Rauch1.010000011-74.05
Manny Acosta0.143301120-1511.86
Jack Egbert0.20000007-50.00

J.Niese pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

T_3:03. A_32122.
Umpires_Home,Chris Conroy; First, Mark Carlson; Second, Ed Rapuano; Third, Angel Hernandez.

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