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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 94 - Phillies (0) at Mets (5) - Harvey shuts down Phillies, Mets hit 3 HR's

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N.Y. Mets (43-51)«20030000x570

W: M. Harvey (8-2) L: C. Lee (10-4)
HR: PHI - None   NYM - D. Wright (15),M. Byrd (17),J. Lagares (2)


Matt Harvey stifled the Philadelphia Phillies' bats over seven strong innings and the New York Mets supported the phenom with three home runs in Sunday's 5-0 win.

Harvey (8-2), back on the Citi Field mound after starting Tuesday's All-Star Game, recorded 10 strikeouts and did not walk a batter in his first home win since April 19.

The right-hander didn't allow a hit until Chase Utley's one-out single in the fourth. The Phillies mustered only two more hits, a Michael Young single and a Delmon Young double, before Harvey gave way to Scott Atchison after throwing 112 pitches in the rubber match of a three-game set.

Fellow All-Star Cliff Lee (10-4) got the starting nod for Philadelphia and he was victimized by the long ball again. The southpaw, making his 300th career start, lasted six frames and surrendered seven hits, three of which were homers. Lee gave up four solo homers in his final pre-All-Star outing, a 5-1 loss to Washington.

David Wright and Marlon Byrd hit consecutive homers to left field with two outs in the first inning, the first time this season the Mets went back-to- back.

It remained a 2-0 game until the fourth inning, when a second video review resulted Juan Lagares being credited with a three-run blast, not an RBI double.

The umpires had signaled the ball hit by Wright in the opening frame a home run, but still looked at the replay to confirm their ruling. The liner clearly ricocheted off the railing above the wall.

Lagares' drive was not as definitive as the ball appeared to hit the top of the wall in left. However, the video evidence showed a carom off the railing, too.

Game Notes

Harvey was 0-2 in his previous nine home starts despite a 2.56 ERA ... Wright now has 219 career home runs, one behind Mike Piazza for second place on the Mets' all-time list ... Byrd has driven in at least one run in five straight games ... The Phillies were looking to win their fifth straight series ... Lee suffered his second loss in 12 road starts this season and first since May 1 at Cleveland ... Atchison allowed one hit in two innings of work ... New York second baseman Daniel Murphy had a 10-game hitting streak come to an end after going 0-for-4.

Box Score:

Jimmy Rollins SS401000001.259
Michael Young 3B401000000.286
Chase Utley 2B301000001.279
Domonic Brown LF400000004.274
Delmon Young RF401010001.279
Kevin Frandsen 1B300000001.286
John Mayberry CF300000001.250
Erik Kratz C300000002.224
Cliff Lee P200000001.175
  Antonio Bastardo P000000000.000
  Laynce Nix PH100000000.194
  Jonathan Papelbon P000000000.000
Eric Young LF400000001.261
Daniel Murphy 2B400000000.270
David Wright 3B422100100.308
Marlon Byrd RF412100101.277
Josh Satin 1B311000000.338
  Ike Davis PH-1B100000001.171
John Buck C300000001.219
Juan Lagares CF312300101.265
Omar Quintanilla SS200000011.231
Matt Harvey P200000002.109
  Andrew Brown PH100000001.250
  Scott Atchison P000000000.000

LOB_Philadelphia 5, NY Mets 3. 2B_D.Young. HR_D.Wright (15) off C.Lee, M.Byrd (17) off C.Lee, J.Lagares (2) off C.Lee.

Cliff Lee (L 10-4)6.075516399-723.05
Antonio Bastardo1.000002014-92.52
Jonathan Papelbon1.000001011-82.27
Matt Harvey (W 8-2)7.03000100112-752.23
Scott Atchison2.010002027-173.98

HBP_by M.Harvey (C.Utley).
T_2:33. A_32127.
Umpires_Home,Mike Winters; First, Mark Wegner; Second, Tim Timmons; Third, Will Little.

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