Friday, May 30, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 53 - Mets (4) at Phillies (1) - Wheeler Looks Sharp in Win


New York


W: Z. Wheeler (2-5) L: D. Buchanan (1-1) S: J. Mejia (5)
HR: NYM - C. Young (4)   PHI - M. Byrd (7)


Chris Young belted a two-run homer to back a solid start from Zack Wheeler as the New York Mets edged the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-1, in the opener of a rare five-game series.

Wheeler (2-5) struck out nine and allowed just one run on Marlon Byrd's homer. He yielded four hits and did not walk a batter over 6 1/3 innings as the Mets opened a season-long 11-game road trip with their fourth win in five games.

David Buchanan (1-1), who was making his second career start, surrendered four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings to take the loss.

The Mets opened the second inning with three consecutive singles, two of which never left the infield, and they pushed a run across when Travis d'Arnaud bounced into a 6-4-3 double play.

Young, who hit .086 (3-for-35) over his previous 14 games, took Buchanan deep in the fourth, and New York added another run in the fifth, again with only one ball reaching the outfield.

A single, error and botched fielder's choice loaded the bases, and Curtis Granderson took a payoff pitch off the plate to force in a run.

Wheeler struck out the side in the first two innings and retired 14 in a row before Byrd homered off him in the seventh.

Scott Rice and Vic Black finished off the seventh, Black stayed on and pitched a 1-2-3 eighth, and Jenrry Mejia struck out all three batters he faced in the ninth to post his fifth save.

Game Notes

The Phillies, who struck out 15 times, have lost six straight home games to the Mets, their longest skid since Citizens Bank Park opened in 2004 ... D'Arnaud was playing his first game since suffering a concussion on May 13 ... This originally scheduled four-game series was extended when the April 30 game between the clubs was postponed until June 2.

Box Score:

Juan Lagares CF502010000.295
Daniel Murphy 2B400000010.307
David Wright 3B501000000.302
Curtis Granderson RF210100021.202
Lucas Duda 1B311000011.238
Chris Young LF412200100.205
Wilmer Flores SS401000001.233
Travis d`Arnaud C400000001.189
Zack Wheeler P311000001.059
  Scott Rice P000000000.000
  Vic Black P000000000.000
  Bobby Abreu PH100000000.286
  Jenrry Mejia P000000000.000
Ben Revere CF401000000.291
Jimmy Rollins SS400000002.251
Chase Utley 2B400000003.328
Ryan Howard 1B400000004.235
Marlon Byrd RF311100101.284
Domonic Brown LF300000001.200
Carlos Ruiz C301010001.262
Cesar Hernandez 3B301000001.146
David Buchanan P200000001.000
  Mario Hollands P000000000.000
  Tony Gwynn Jr. PH100000001.181
  Justin De Fratus P000000000.000
  Antonio Bastardo P000000000.000

E_C.Hernandez. LOB_NY Mets 8, Philadelphia 3. 2B_J.Lagares, C.Ruiz. HR_C.Young (4) off D.Buchanan, M.Byrd (7) off Z.Wheeler. SB_B.Revere (14). GIDP_D.Wright, T.d'Arnaud. DP_Philadelphia 2 (J.Rollins, C.Utley and R.Howard), (C.Utley, J.Rollins and R.Howard).

Zack Wheeler (W 2-5)6.1411091108-674.31
Scott Rice (H 6)0.10000001-15.40
Vic Black (H 1)1.100003013-110.00
Jenrry Mejia (S 5)1.000003015-103.97
David Buchanan (L 1-1)6.274322196-583.86
Mario Hollands1.100013025-143.50
Justin De Fratus0.11000005-54.91
Antonio Bastardo0.200010010-43.80

T_2:55. A_26668.
Umpires_Home,Doug Eddings; First, Cory Blaser; Second, Marvin Hudson; Third, Brian O'Nora.

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