Friday, September 21, 2012

Pittiful Recap: Game 149 - Phillies at Mets - Mets Get Shelled 16-1

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
Philadelphia (76-74) «80000001716210
N.Y. Mets (66-83)000010000130
W: T. Cloyd (2-1) L: J. Hefner (2-7)
HR: PHI - R. Howard (12)   NYM - M. Baxter (3)

Pittiful Recap:
The Phillies brought 13 hitters to the plate and scored eight runs during a 33-minute first inning en route to thumping the New York Mets, 16-1, and finishing off a three-game sweep at Citi Field.

Jimmy Rollins, Juan Pierre and Chase Utley combined for 11 hits, eight RBI and six runs scored to help keep the Phillies within four games of the St. Louis Cardinals for the second wild card spot.

"We didn't have things go the way we wanted them to go in Houston," Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard said. "Four down, the only thing we can do is continue to win and let everything else sort itself out."

Jeremy Hefner (2-7) did not record an out, becoming the Mets' first starter who failed to do so since John Maine in 2010. He allowed the Phillies' first seven batters to reach base on six hits and a walk, with each runner scoring.

Making the fifth start of his career, Tyler Cloyd (2-1) pitched excellent behind plenty of run support. The right-hander spun eight innings, scattering just three hits and one run while striking out six to earn the victory.

The Mets, who fell to 4-24 at home since the All-Star break, didn't get their second hit of the game until the fifth inning, when Mike Baxter hit a homer.

"Obviously we aren't hitting," Mets first baseman Ike Davis said. "Nothing's really falling."

Rollins and Pierre both reached on singles in the first before Utley plated Rollins with a soft fly ball to center. Howard then stroked a base hit to right to score Pierre. John Mayberry reached on a single to load the bases before Domonic Brown scorched a base hit up the middle to bring home Utley.

Hefner's night was finished after he walked Kevin Frandsen with the bases loaded to force in Howard. Colin McHugh came in from the bullpen and plunked Erik Kratz to score another run for the Phillies before getting Cloyd to hit into a double play.

However, McHugh wasn't out of the woods just yet. Rollins came to bat for the second time in the inning and drove in two with a ground ball up the middle. Pierre followed with a soft liner to left before Utley capped the eight-run inning with an RBI base hit.

After Utley drove in another run in the eighth, the Phillies put seven more on the board in the ninth.

Jeurys Familia loaded the bases before walking Rollins to plate Frandsen. Pierre then reached on infield hit to score Kratz from third, ending Familia's night. Josh Edgin came into the game and plunked Utley to score Nate Schierholtz before surrendering a grand slam to Howard to make it 16-1.

Game Notes

The Mets have scored three runs or less in 16 consecutive home games ... Of the Phillies' 21 hits, only two were for extra-bases ... Rollins has hit safely in 16 of 18 games in September ... The Mets used 10 different pitchers on Thursday ... The Phillies were 11-for-16 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Jimmy Rollins SS532300010.254
  Pete Orr 2B000000000.306
Juan Pierre LF625100000.318
  B.J. Rosenberg P000000000.000
Chase Utley 2B514410000.266
  Michael Martinez PR-SS010000000.172
Ryan Howard 1B622500100.228
John Mayberry CF612000001.259
Domonic Brown RF-LF503100000.253
Kevin Frandsen 3B421100010.329
Erik Kratz C321100011.256
Tyler Cloyd P310000010.111
  Nate Schierholtz PH-RF111000000.242
Fred Lewis RF-LF201000020.200
Daniel Murphy 2B300000000.292
  Manny Acosta P000000000.000
  Ronny Cedeno SS100000000.267
David Wright 3B301000000.309
  Andres Torres CF100000000.220
Ike Davis 1B300000001.224
  Elvin Ramirez P000000000.000
  Jeurys Familia P000000000.000
  Josh Edgin P000000000.000
  Ramon Ramirez P000000000.000
Lucas Duda LF-1B200000011.243
Justin Turner SS-3B300000001.273
Mike Baxter CF-RF311100101.258
Kelly Shoppach C300000001.220
Jeremy Hefner P000000000.063
  Collin McHugh P000000000.000
  Josh Thole PH100000000.239
  Justin Hampson P000000000.000
  Jenrry Mejia P000000000.000
  Jason Bay PH100000001.153
  Robert Carson P000000000.000
  Jordany Valdespin 2B100000000.242

LOB_Philadelphia 7, NY Mets 2. 2B_C.Utley. HR_R.Howard (12) off J.Edgin, M.Baxter (3) off T.Cloyd. GIDP_K.Frandsen, T.Cloyd, D.Murphy 2, A.Torres. DP_Philadelphia 3 (C.Utley, J.Rollins and R.Howard), (T.Cloyd, J.Rollins and R.Howard), (P.Orr, M.Martinez and R.Howard); NY Mets 3 (C.McHugh, K.Shoppach and I.Davis), (D.Murphy and J.Turner), (D.Wright, J.Valdespin and I.Davis).

Tyler Cloyd (W 2-1)8.031126188-643.86
B.J. Rosenberg1.000010020-129.00
Jeremy Hefner (L 2-7)0.067710030-175.79
Collin McHugh3.031100051-353.86
Justin Hampson1.000000010-73.86
Jenrry Mejia1.030000021-159.00
Robert Carson1.020000015-114.85
Manny Acosta1.010000011-67.13
Elvin Ramirez1.021111026-156.48
Jeurys Familia0.235521027-1311.12
Josh Edgin0.01220019-34.56
Ramon Ramirez0.10000003-14.27

J.Hefner pitched to 7 batters in the 1st. J.Edgin pitched to 2 batters in the 9th.

HBP_by C.McHugh (E.Kratz), by J.Edgin (C.Utley).
T_3:07. A_20010.
Umpires_Home,Brian Gorman; First, Tony Randazzo; Second, Todd Tichenor; Third, Bob Davidson.
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