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Monday, August 26, 2013

Recap: Game 129 - Phillies (2) at Mets (1) - Zach Impresses, Bats Flutter

Philadelphia (60-71)«000200000260
N.Y. Mets (58-71)010000000150

W: C. Lee (11-6) L: Z. Wheeler (6-3) S: J. Papelbon (22)
HR: PHI - None   NYM - None


Cliff Lee pitched eight solid innings and Cody Asche hit a two-run triple as the Philadelphia Phillies took a 2-1 win over the New York Mets to open a four-game series.

Lee (11-6) gave up just one run on five hits with a walk and seven strikeouts to win for the first time since July 5 against Atlanta. He was 0-4 in his previous six starts.

Michael Young had two hits and scored once, while Darin Ruf also scored for the Phillies, who have won seven of their past nine games.

Zack Wheeler (6-3) was the hard-luck loser as he worked 6 2/3 innings and gave up just two runs and five hits with a walk and seven strikeouts. Andrew Brown drove in the lone run of the game for the Mets, who have dropped five straight.

Before the game, the Mets received some terrible news as phenom pitcher Matt Harvey's season is over after an MRI on Monday revealed that he has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow.

He earned his first career All-Star nod this season and finishes his second campaign 9-5 with a 2.27 earned run average in 26 games.

The Mets got on the board in the second inning as Marlon Byrd doubled to start the inning and quickly came home when Brown singled to center. Lee limited the damage by retiring the next three batters.

Philadelphia went on top in the fourth inning. With two outs, Young kept the inning alive with a single and Ruf worked a walk. Asche then launched a pitch that rolled to the wall in right for a triple.

After giving up a one-out single in the fourth, Lee got Brown to hit into a double play and didn't allow a man on base over the next three innings.

Travis d'Arnuad singled with one out in the eighth and pinch-hitter Lucas Duda drew a two-out walk to bring the tying run to scoring position, but Lee struck out Juan Lagares.

Jonathan Papelbon worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his 22nd save of the season.

Game Notes

The Phillies have won eight of the 13 games against the Mets this season ... Lee moved to 6-2 in 11 career starts against the Mets ... Philly left seven men on base after batting 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Roger Bernadina CF401000001.179
Jimmy Rollins SS300000011.247
Chase Utley 2B400000000.271
Carlos Ruiz C400000000.279
Michael Young 1B412000001.265
Darin Ruf LF310000012.266
Cody Asche 3B302201010.253
John Mayberry RF301010012.242
Cliff Lee P300000002.152
  Domonic Brown PH100000000.275
  Jonathan Papelbon P000000000.000
Juan Lagares CF401000001.259
Daniel Murphy 2B400000001.272
Josh Satin 1B400000002.289
Marlon Byrd RF412010000.285
Andrew Brown LF301100000.276
Wilmer Flores 3B300000001.268
Travis d`Arnaud C301000002.143
Justin Turner SS300000001.260
Zack Wheeler P200000000.154
  Pedro Feliciano P000000000.000
  Scott Rice P000000000.000
  Carlos Torres P000000000.200
  Lucas Duda PH000000010.235
  Gonzalez Germen P000000000.000

LOB_Philadelphia 7, NY Mets 3. 2B_J.Mayberry, M.Byrd. 3B_C.Asche. CS_C.Utley. GIDP_A.Brown. DP_Philadelphia 2 (C.Utley and M.Young), (C.Utley, J.Rollins and M.Young).

Cliff Lee (W 11-6)8.0511170121-843.07
Jonathan Papelbon (S 22)1.000001011-62.49
Zack Wheeler (L 6-3)6.2522170105-673.42
Pedro Feliciano0.10000104-33.38
Scott Rice0.110010014-83.47
Carlos Torres0.20000005-42.96
Gonzalez Germen1.000021023-132.82

T_2:53. A_25784.
Umpires_Home,Dana DeMuth; First, Paul Nauert; Second, Angel Hernandez; Third, Doug Eddings.

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