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Monday, September 23, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 155 - Mets (4) at Phillies (3) - Tovar's First MLB Hit delivers Mets to Victory and Sweep in Series

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Philadelphia (71-84)010001010391

W: C. Torres (4-5) L: C. Lee (14-7) S: L. Hawkins (12)
HR: NYM - None   PHI - None


Wilfredo Tovar knocked in two runs with a single in the seventh to put the Mets ahead by one with his first major-league hit -- off Cliff Lee no less.

Carlos Torres (4-5) struck out six in six innings for New York and allowed two runs on seven hits and three walks.

Cliff Lee (14-7)gave up three runs, two earned, and eight hits in seven innings. He struck out eight without a walk in Philadelphia's final home game of the season.

LaTroy Hawkins nailed down a landmark save -- No. 100 in his long career as a major-league reliever.

The 40-year-old right-hander finished off New York's 4-3 win over Philadelphia on Sunday, striking out Jimmy Rollins to end it and pull the Mets into a tie for third place with the Phillies in the NL East.

Domonic Brown put the Phillies ahead in the sixth with a one-out RBI single that made it 2-1, but the Phillies missed a chance to add on, leaving the bases loaded.

After Kevin Frandsen hit an RBI double in the second inning, the Mets' Andrew Brown answered with an RBI groundout in the fourth.

Cody Asche struck out with the tying run on third in the eighth. Philadelphia pulled within one when Carlos Ruiz tagged and scored from third on a foul-ball pop up by Darin Ruf.

The Phillies fell to 18-17 under Sandberg.

Game Notes

The Mets won the season series over the Phillies, 10-9. ... The Phillies eclipsed the 3-million mark in attendance for the seventh straight season in their final home game Sunday, finishing with a total gate count of 3,012,403. Philadelphia led the major leagues in attendance in 2011 and 2012. ... Mets manager Terry Collins gave 3B David Wright the day off Sunday after Wright played the first two games of the series. New York activated Wright from the disabled list Friday. ... The Phillies finished the year with a home record 43-38. ...

Box Score:

Eric Young LF512010001.248
Wilmer Flores 3B501010003.211
Daniel Murphy 2B411000002.284
Andrew Brown RF400100000.231
  Vic Black P000000000.000
  LaTroy Hawkins P000000000.000
Lucas Duda 1B300000012.229
Juan Lagares CF413110000.254
Anthony Recker C412010000.212
Wilfredo Tovar SS402100000.500
Carlos Torres P200000002.071
  Josh Satin PH100000000.277
  Scott Atchison P000000000.000
  Matt den Dekker RF100000001.226
Cesar Hernandez CF501000001.308
Jimmy Rollins SS411010012.252
Chase Utley 2B402000001.281
Carlos Ruiz C411000001.277
Domonic Brown LF211100021.274
Darin Ruf RF300100010.257
Cody Asche 3B400000003.253
Kevin Frandsen 1B402110000.235
  Roger Bernadina PR000000000.180
Cliff Lee P201000001.190
  Pete Orr PH100000001.158
  B.J. Rosenberg P000000000.000
  Jonathan Papelbon P000000000.000
  Freddy Galvis PH000000000.233

E_D.Brown. LOB_NY Mets 7, Philadelphia 8. 2B_E.Young, W.Flores, J.Lagares, A.Recker, J.Rollins, K.Frandsen. S_F.Galvis. SB_W.Tovar (1). GIDP_W.Tovar, J.Rollins. DP_NY Mets 1 (D.Murphy, W.Tovar and L.Duda); Philadelphia 1 (J.Rollins and K.Frandsen).

Carlos Torres (W 4-5)6.072236095-593.36
Scott Atchison (H 9)1.000002014-93.98
Vic Black (H 4)1.011111021-113.86
LaTroy Hawkins (S 12)1.010002014-93.01
Cliff Lee (L 14-7)7.083208088-662.93
B.J. Rosenberg1.021111019-103.63
Jonathan Papelbon1.010002015-102.56

WP_C.Torres, V.Black.
T_2:56. A_44398.
Umpires_Home,Phil Cuzzi; First, Ron Kulpa; Second, Chris Guccione; Third, Mark Ripperger.

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