|N.Y. Mets (5-3)||0||0||0||2||1||0||0||0||0||3||8||2|
|W: C. Lee (2-0) L: D. Gee (0-2)|
HR: NYM - J. Buck (4) PHI - R. Howard (1),M. Young (1),J. Mayberry (1)
Cliff Lee turned in another solid performance by lasting 8 2/3 innings, and the Philadelphia Phillies took an 8-3 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park.
Coming in, Philadelphia's starting rotation was pitching to a 7.68 earned run average, but Lee (2-0) showed consistency for the second straight start. He allowed just three runs -- two earned -- on eight hits, didn't walk a batter and had six strikeouts.
The Phillies also got a productive day out of newcomer Michael Young, who fell a double shy of the cycle while knocking in two runs. Ryan Howard also hit his first homer of the season as did John Mayberry, who finished 2-for-4 with three RBI.
Dillon Gee (0-2) had the shortest outing of his career, lasting just three innings. He was torched for seven runs on 10 hits for the Mets, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.
John Buck went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and Jordany Valdespin added a triple and a run scored in the setback.
The Mets had won nine of their past 11 games in Philadelphia, but it's never been an easy place to pitch for Gee, who had a 1-1 record with a 9.00 ERA in four past appearances.
To say the least, the Phillies got a hold of him early.
They plated four runs in the second inning, all coming after a throwing error by Mets left fielder Lucas Duda. The miscue put runners on second and third and Mayberry sent them home with a double down the left-field line.
Two batters later, Lee helped his own cause with an RBI single up the middle. Gee gave up six hits in the inning, and a third in a row when Jimmy Rollins' double to right-center made it 4-0 in favor of Philadelphia.
The Phillies continued to pound Gee in the third, as Howard and Young began the frame with back-to-back homers. Two batters later, Mayberry ripped a solo shot into the left-field stands for a seven-run lead.
Buck put the Mets on the board in the fourth with a two-run homer, and leads the National League in RBI to this point with 14.
Valdespin tripled and scored on a passed ball in the fifth, but Young produced a run-scoring triple in the bottom half of the inning and the Mets remained behind by five, 8-3.
Lee then settled in, retiring 11 batters in a row before giving up a pair of singles in the ninth. Manager Charlie Manuel decided to replace him with Mike Adams, who struck out Ruben Tejada to end the game.
Lee is 2-0 for the first time since his AL Cy Young Award-winning season with the Cleveland Indians in 2008 ... The Mets have hit a home run in each of their first eight games, tying the 1987 team for the longest such streak to start a season ... Philadelphia was 4-for-8 with runners in scoring position ... The teams will wrap up their three-game set on Wednesday. New York's Jeremy Hefner will counter Philadelphia's Kyle Kendrick on the mound.
|Collin Cowgill CF||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||.130|
|Daniel Murphy 2B||4||0||2||0||1||0||0||0||1||.333|
|David Wright 3B||4||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.286|
|John Buck C||4||1||2||2||0||0||1||0||0||.393|
|Marlon Byrd RF||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.269|
|Lucas Duda LF||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.227|
|Greg Burke P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Mike Baxter PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.222|
|Scott Rice P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|LaTroy Hawkins P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Brandon Lyon P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Anthony Recker PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.250|
|Justin Turner 1B||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.400|
|Ruben Tejada SS||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.192|
|Dillon Gee P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jordany Valdespin LF||2||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||.300|
|Ben Revere CF||5||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.229|
|Jimmy Rollins SS||4||0||1||1||1||0||0||0||1||.294|
|Chase Utley 2B||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||.345|
|Ryan Howard 1B||4||1||1||1||0||0||1||0||1||.161|
|Michael Young 3B||4||2||3||2||0||1||1||0||0||.345|
|Domonic Brown LF||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.233|
|John Mayberry RF||4||2||2||3||1||0||1||0||0||.333|
|Erik Kratz C||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.200|
|Cliff Lee P||4||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||2||.167|
|Mike Adams P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
E_L.Duda, J.Turner, J.Rollins. LOB_NY Mets 5, Philadelphia 5. 2B_D.Murphy, J.Rollins, J.Mayberry. 3B_J.Valdespin, M.Young. HR_J.Buck (4) off C.Lee, R.Howard (1) off D.Gee, M.Young (1) off D.Gee, J.Mayberry (1) off D.Gee. SB_C.Utley 2 (3). GIDP_J.Turner. DP_Philadelphia 1 (J.Rollins, C.Utley and R.Howard).
|Dillon Gee (L 0-2)||3.0||10||7||7||0||2||3||56-37||7.71|
|Cliff Lee (W 2-0)||8.2||8||3||2||0||6||1||106-75||1.08|
Umpires_Home,James Hoye; First, John Hirschbeck; Second, Bob Davidson; Third, Jim Reynolds.