Saturday, July 20, 2013

Recap: Game 92 - Phillies (13) at Mets (8) - Phillies beat down Mets at home


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Philadelphia (49-48)«40702000013150
N.Y. Mets (41-51)0003120028123

W: K. Kendrick (9-6) L: J. Hefner (4-7)
HR: PHI - D. Brown (24),M. Young (7),C. Utley (12)   NYM - M. Byrd (16),D. Wright (14)

Recap:

The Philadelphia Phillies came out of the All- Star break swinging and as a result, are back over the .500 mark for the first time in over a month.

Domonic Brown went 3-for-5 with a home run and was one of five Phillies with multiple hits in Friday's 13-8 thumping of Jeremy Hefner and the New York Mets at Citi Field.

The Phillies wasted no time in hanging 11 runs on the board in the first three frames. Michael Young stroked a three-run homer, John Mayberry knocked in two runs and Delmon Young ended with three hits and an RBI in the outburst.

Hefner (4-7) took the brunt of it, charged with eight of the runs on 10 hits in two-plus innings of work. New York ended with five unanswered runs, capped on David Wright's two-run homer, but the deficit was too great to overcome.

"It was execution," Hefner said. "A couple of not hard hit balls dropped in. Previously, especially in the last two months, those balls were getting caught."

The Met starter was undefeated in his previous six outings coming in, but his struggles against the Phillies continued. He owns a 13.75 ERA in six career games against the club, and Philadelphia has won seven straight in Queens.

Kyle Kendrick (9-6) served up a three-run homer to Marlon Byrd and was charged with six runs in 5 2/3 innings, but was good enough to get a win behind an offense that generated 15 hits.

Chase Utley added a two-run homer late and had three RBI for the Phillies (49-48), winners in nine of their last 12 and above .500 for the first time since June 6.

"We just have to keep it rolling. Guys are playing good right now," Kendrick said.

The Phillies made Hefner's fantastic end to the first half seem like a distant memory from the get go, battering the right-hander with six hits -- including five in a row -- during a four-run first inning.

It started with Utley's RBI triple over the head of Kirk Nieuwenhuis in center, and the Phillies received three run-scoring singles on Brown's knock into left, Delmon Young's infield hit and Mayberry's slapper into left.

Brown's towering leadoff homer in the third opened a five-run edge for Philly, and Hefner's day ended without getting an out in the frame, with Delmon Young and Mayberry chasing him from the contest following run-scoring hits.

Reliever Greg Burke didn't fare much better, immediately serving up an RBI double to Carlos Ruiz. Philadelphia sent 10 batters to the plate in the inning and Michael Young added the final blow with a three-run homer to make it 11-0.

The Mets didn't record their first hit until the fourth when they strung together five in a row to start the frame, which was highlighted by Byrd's three-run homer.

Utley's two-run shot in the fifth made it 13-3, but New York got a run back in the home half on an RBI groundout from Daniel Murphy.

The Mets pushed two more runs across the following frame and were behind 13-6 with a threat going, but pinch-hitter Josh Satin grounded out with the bases loaded to end the inning.

Wright stroked a two-run homer in the ninth to account for the final margin.

Game Notes

Philly's seven straight wins on the road against the Mets matches a similar streak from June 5-Sept. 14, 2007 ... The Phillies boast a 315-198 record in post All-Star break play since 2007 ... Philadelphia's Jimmy Rollins went 1- for-5 to extend a hitting streak against New York to 15 games ... The Mets fell to 17-28 at home this season ... Omar Quintanilla and Juan Lagares each knocked in a run for New York.

Box Score:

PhiladelphiaABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Jimmy Rollins SS521000012.257
Michael Young 3B421300112.288
Chase Utley 2B522301101.275
Domonic Brown LF523200100.278
Darin Ruf 1B522010000.333
Delmon Young RF513100001.271
John Mayberry CF412210011.254
Carlos Ruiz C511110000.265
Kyle Kendrick P300000001.125
  Luis Garcia P000000000.000
  Jake Diekman P000000000.000
  Laynce Nix PH100000001.198
  Justin De Fratus P000000000.000
Totals4213151231339
NY MetsABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Eric Young LF-2B300000010.265
Daniel Murphy 2B311100000.270
  Gonzalez Germen P000000000.000
  Josh Satin PH100000000.355
  Scott Rice P000000000.000
  Andrew Brown 1B111000000.255
David Wright 3B522200101.306
Marlon Byrd RF411300113.270
Ike Davis 1B412000001.171
  David Aardsma P000000000.000
  Anthony Recker PH100000000.169
John Buck C512010000.221
Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF-LF200000021.205
Omar Quintanilla SS401100001.239
Jeremy Hefner P000000000.000
  Greg Burke P100000001.000
  Josh Edgin P000000000.000
  Juan Lagares PH-CF312110000.243
Totals37812820248


E_M.Byrd, O.Quintanilla 2. LOB_Philadelphia 6, NY Mets 7. 2B_D.Ruf, J.Mayberry, C.Ruiz, J.Buck, J.Lagares. 3B_C.Utley. HR_D.Brown (24) off J.Hefner, M.Young (7) off G.Burke, C.Utley (12) off J.Edgin, M.Byrd (16) off K.Kendrick, D.Wright (14) off J.De Fratus. S_K.Kendrick. SB_E.Young (17). GIDP_C.Ruiz, I.Davis, O.Quintanilla. DP_Philadelphia 2 (J.Rollins, C.Utley and D.Ruf), (J.Rollins and D.Ruf); NY Mets 1 (O.Quintanilla, D.Murphy and I.Davis).

PhiladelphiaIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
Kyle Kendrick (W 9-6)5.2966171103-633.94
Luis Garcia1.100020018-70.00
Jake Diekman1.010010015-83.65
Justin De Fratus1.022201116-125.23
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
Jeremy Hefner (L 4-7)2.0108803163-443.93
Greg Burke2.224432148-265.28
Josh Edgin0.121100110-54.26
Gonzalez Germen1.000001012-104.50
Scott Rice1.100000011-74.25
David Aardsma1.210003028-182.33


J.Hefner pitched to 4 batters in the 3rd.

HBP_by K.Kendrick (E.Young).
T_3:27. A_35021.
Umpires_Home,Tim Timmons; First, Will Little; Second, Mike Winters; Third, Mark Wegner.
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