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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Recap: Game 51 - Phillies at Mets - 6 Run Rally by Phillies in Ninth Dooms Mets

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

Philadelphia (27-25) «01000021610140
N.Y. Mets (28-23)1000020036121

W: A. Bastardo (2-1) L: J. Rauch (3-4)
HR: PHI - T. Wigginton (5),C. Ruiz (8),J. Rollins (2)   NYM - L. Duda (6),L. Duda (7)

The Phillies rallied for a win, though not for snakebitten starter Cliff Lee.

The left-hander will enter June winless despite his team's 10-6 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday night in the rubber match of a three-game set.

Carlos Ruiz pinch-hit for Lee in the seventh inning and hit a two-run homer to tie the game, and Philadelphia went ahead on Shane Victorino's sacrifice fly an inning later before running away with it.

Lee remained 0-2 after eight starts despite an earned run average that reached 3.00 only after he gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks to the Mets. He struck out seven.

The Phillies bookended the series with wins, moving to 6-2 in their last eight games.

Jimmy Rollins hit a three-run homer to highlight a six-run ninth inning and Ty Wigginton had a solo homer and two RBI, finishing 6-for-11 in the series with two home runs and eight RBI.

Mets starter Dillon Gee yielded two runs in 6 2/3 innings and Lucas Duda hit two homers for three RBI.

Lee got double plays in the second and third -- facing the minimum in both innings -- and pitched around two singles in the fourth before going 1-2-3 again in the fifth.

The Mets took a 3-1 lead in the sixth after Scott Hairston doubled and Duda knocked his first homer of the game deep over the right-center field fence.

But Brian Schneider doubled with two outs in the seventh, knocking Gee out of the game, and Ruiz hit his eighth homer of the season off Bobby Parnell to tie the game at 3-3.

Antonio Bastardo (2-1) pitched the seventh for Philadelphia, working around a single by Andres Torres, and Juan Pierre led off the eighth with a base hit against Jon Rauch (3-4). Pierre went to third on Hunter Pence's single and slid ahead of the tag on Victorino's sac fly to center to make it 4-3.

The Phillies scored six runs in the ninth inning against three Mets pitchers. Rollins stroked a three-run shot into the upper deck above right field while Wigginton had an RBI double and Victorino added a two-run single.

Duda hit his second homer of the game, and seventh of the season, leading off the ninth against Raul Valdes. Andres Torres added an RBI double before the Phils brought in closer Jonathan Papelbon, who gave up an RBI single to Daniel Murphy before getting the last out.

Earlier, Murphy walked in the first inning and scored after running through a stop sign from Mets third base coach Tim Teufel on David Wright's double off the center field wall, sliding to beat the tag at home for a 1-0 lead.

Wigginton led off the second inning with a long homer to left field, his fifth of the season, to tie the game.

Game Notes

The Phillies hadn't scored more than two runs in Lee's previous three starts before Wednesday. Lee has never gone this long without a win in a season...The Mets are 6-3 against the Phillies this season...New York placed infielder Ronny Cedeno on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained calf and recalled Jordany Valdespin from Triple-A Buffalo. Valdespin pinch-hit in the seventh and struck out...The Phillies went 5-2 on a seven-game road trip and head home for seven in a row...The Mets fell to 4-3 on an 11-game homestand that continues with a four-game series against the Cardinals starting Friday.

Box Score:

Jimmy Rollins SS513300100.239
Juan Pierre LF523010000.324
  Raul Valdes P000000000.000
  Jonathan Papelbon P000000000.000
Hunter Pence RF511000002.262
Ty Wigginton 1B422210112.263
Shane Victorino CF401300000.250
Placido Polanco 3B500000000.275
Mike Fontenot 2B301000000.429
  Freddy Galvis PH-2B110000010.229
Brian Schneider C311010001.283
Cliff Lee P200000001.333
  Carlos Ruiz PH111200100.371
  Antonio Bastardo P000000000.000
  Jose Contreras P000000000.000
  John Mayberry PH-LF111000000.244
Andres Torres CF512110001.213
Daniel Murphy 2B412100011.301
David Wright 3B501110001.365
Scott Hairston LF412010001.274
Vinny Rottino 1B300000011.200
Lucas Duda RF423300201.257
Rob Johnson C401000002.313
Omar Quintanilla SS400000001.375
Dillon Gee P200000000.067
  Bobby Parnell P000000000.000
  Jordany Valdespin PH100000001.095
  Jon Rauch P000000000.000
  Tim Byrdak P000000000.000
  Ramon Ramirez P000000000.000
  Chris Schwinden P000000000.250
  Kirk Nieuwenhuis PH111000000.294

E_D.Murphy. LOB_Philadelphia 6, NY Mets 6. 2B_J.Pierre, T.Wigginton, B.Schneider, A.Torres, D.Wright, S.Hairston. HR_T.Wigginton (5) off D.Gee, C.Ruiz (8) off B.Parnell, J.Rollins (2) off R.Ramirez, L.Duda (6) off C.Lee, L.Duda (7) off R.Valdes. SF_S.Victorino. S_B.Schneider. SB_J.Rollins (10). GIDP_H.Pence, D.Wright. DP_Philadelphia 2 (C.Lee and J.Rollins), (M.Fontenot and T.Wigginton); NY Mets 1 (O.Quintanilla, D.Murphy and V.Rottino).

Cliff Lee6.073327199-623.00
Antonio Bastardo (W 2-1)1.010001014-91.84
Jose Contreras (H 4)1.000002016-95.27
Raul Valdes0.233300123-143.00
Jonathan Papelbon0.11000008-82.18
Dillon Gee6.2622151110-724.69
Bobby Parnell (B 1)0.11110015-33.27
Jon Rauch (L 3-4)1.021101016-114.09
Tim Byrdak0.10111008-43.14
Ramon Ramirez0.03330019-64.78
Chris Schwinden0.222200020-1312.46

R.Ramirez pitched to 3 batters in the 9th.

T_3:13. A_30064.
Umpires_Home,Ed Rapuano; First, Angel Hernandez; Second, Chris Conroy; Third, Mark Carlson.

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