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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 130 - Phillies (0) at Mets (5) - Niese pitches complete game shut out

Philadelphia (60-72)000000000032
N.Y. Mets (59-71)«00100400x550

W: J. Niese (6-6) L: K. Kendrick (10-11)
HR: PHI - None   NYM - None


Jonathon Niese pitched his second career shutout and added a three-run double, and the new-look New York Mets snapped a five-game losing streak with a 5-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Prior to the game, the Mets traded outfielder Marlon Byrd, catcher John Buck and cash considerations to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for minor league infielder Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later.

However, despite dealing their home run leader in Byrd, and the Mets still playing without their franchise star David Wright, who is battling a strained hamstring, New York generated more than enough offense in the second portion of this four-game series.

Niese (6-6) allowed just three hits and a walk while striking out five for his first shutout since June 10, 2010. The 26-year-old southpaw has been performing great since returning from the disabled list, picking up his third win in four starts.

Daniel Murphy and Travis d'Arnaud had an RBI apiece for New York.

Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick (10-11) gave up all five runs -- one earned -- on five hits and four walks over six innings.

The Mets got on the board in the third. Niese walked with one out and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt from Eric Young. Murphy then knocked a single to right, scoring Niese.

They added four more runs in the sixth. With one out and the bases loaded, d'Arnaud hit a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Andrew Brown. Kendrick then intentionally walked Omar Quintaniila, before giving up a bases-clearing double to left-center from Niese.

Meanwhile, Niese didn't allow a runner past first until the eighth, when he gave up a leadoff double to Michael Young. However, that would be it, as he retired the next three batters.

In the ninth, he walked Jimmy Rollins with two outs, but got Chase Utley to fly out to center field to end the game.

Game Notes

The Mets also placed pitcher Matt Harvey on the 15-day disabled list with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament of his right elbow ... Niese entered the game 3-2 with a 2.25 ERA in six career starts against the Phillies. He also has a 2.54 ERA at home this season ... The Mets have won three of their last four at home against the Phillies, but are 6-11 over the last two years versus Philadelphia at Citi Field ... The Phillies lost for just the third time in their last 10 games.

Box Score:

Roger Bernadina CF400000000.175
Jimmy Rollins SS301000010.247
Chase Utley 2B400000001.268
Erik Kratz C300000001.209
Michael Young 3B302010000.267
Darin Ruf LF300000001.261
Kevin Frandsen 1B300000001.225
John Mayberry RF300000000.240
Kyle Kendrick P200000000.120
  Zach Miner P000000000.000
  Justin De Fratus P000000000.000
  Carlos Ruiz PH100000001.278
Eric Young LF200000010.246
Daniel Murphy 2B401100002.272
Andrew Brown RF411000000.275
Ike Davis 1B310000010.205
Wilmer Flores 3B400000001.250
Juan Lagares CF311000010.260
Travis d`Arnaud C300100000.125
Omar Quintanilla SS311010011.223
Jon Niese P211310010.207

E_K.Frandsen, K.Kendrick. LOB_Philadelphia 3, NY Mets 6. 2B_M.Young, O.Quintanilla, J.Niese. SF_T.d'Arnaud. S_E.Young. GIDP_D.Ruf. DP_NY Mets 1 (D.Murphy and I.Davis).

Kyle Kendrick (L 10-11)6.0551430101-604.40
Zach Miner1.000011017-93.46
Justin De Fratus1.00000008-63.68
Jon Niese (W 6-6)9.0300150113-783.69

IBB_off K.Kendrick 2 (J.Lagares,O.Quintanilla).
T_2:19. A_25700.
Umpires_Home,Paul Nauert; First, Angel Hernandez; Second, Doug Eddings; Third, Dana DeMuth.

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