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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Recap: Game 35 - Phillies (5) at Mets (4) - Phillies take it to the Mets Again



New York

W: M. Adams (2-1) L: K. Farnsworth (0-3) S: J. Papelbon (11)
HR: PHI - J. Rollins (4)   NYM - D. Wright (2)


Ryan Howard registered four hits, including a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the ninth inning that sent the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-4 triumph over the New York Mets in the second tilt of a three-game set Saturday at Citi Field.

With the game tied 4-4, Jimmy Rollins worked a two-out walk off Kyle Farnsworth (0-3) and Chase Utley singled before Howard stroked a single to center, scoring Rollins easily to break the deadlock.

Jonathan Papelbon worked around a two-out walk in the bottom of the ninth to nail down his 11th save of the season. Mike Adams (2-1) picked up the win after working out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth.

Rollins smacked a solo homer among his three hits and scored four times, while Domonic Brown added an RBI single for the Phillies, who have won two straight on the heels of a four-game slide.

David Wright launched a two-run homer and drove in three runs for the Mets, who have lost five straight and eight of their last nine games.

Neither starter factored in the decision, as Philadelphia's Kyle Kendrick allowed four runs on four hits over 5 1/3 frames, while New York's Dillon Gee gave up three runs on six hits over six innings.

Gee entered the game riding a 16-inning scoreless streak, but saw it snapped in the opening frame, as Ben Revere and Rollins opened the game with back-to- back singles before Utley's sacrifice fly scored Revere.

Howard then doubled into the gap in left-center field and Marlon Byrd was hit by a pitch to load the bases for Brown, who looped a single into shallow center field to score Rollins for a 2-0 lead.

Wright responded for the Mets in the home half, launching a two-run blast deep to left to tie the contest. Daniel Murphy reached on a fielder's choice before trotting home on Wright's second homer of the season.

Rollins crushed a two-out, two-strike homer in the second to give the Phillies a 3-2 lead, but Wright answered again in the sixth.

After Juan Lagares walked and Murphy singled, Wright smacked a soft fly ball down the right-field line. Byrd was unable to make a diving grab on the play, allowing Lagares to score while Murphy moved to third and Wright found second.

Kendrick then fanned Curtis Granderson, but walked Chris Young to load the bases and spell the end of his outing.

Jake Diekman entered from the bullpen and was greeted by pinch-hitter Eric Campbell making his major league debut. In his first big league at-bat, Campbell smacked a sac fly to right, scoring Murphy for a 4-3 lead.

Philadelphia retied the tilt in the seventh when Rollins reached on a one-out infield single and then moved to second on a Scott Rice wild pitch before scoring on Utley's double off the wall in center field.

In the eighth, Adams allowed consecutive singles to Wright and Granderson before Young's sacrifice bunt moved both runners into scoring position.

After fanning Campbell, Adams walked Wilmer Flores, but got pinch-hitter Bobby Abreu to tap one back to the mound to end the inning.

Game Notes

Wright's RBI double in the sixth was his 1,600th career hit ... New York finished 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base ... Revere stole his 12th base of the season ... Howard recorded his 21st RBI of the season.

Box Score:

Ben Revere CF511000001.279
  Jonathan Papelbon P000000000.000
Jimmy Rollins SS443100110.274
Chase Utley 2B302210000.344
Ryan Howard 1B504110000.256
  John Mayberry PR-1B000000000.143
Marlon Byrd RF400000001.306
Domonic Brown LF401100000.234
Carlos Ruiz C400000000.279
Cody Asche 3B300000010.221
Kyle Kendrick P300000001.071
  Jake Diekman P000000000.000
  Mike Adams P000000000.000
  Tony Gwynn Jr. PH-CF100000000.213
Juan Lagares CF311000010.307
Daniel Murphy 2B421000010.305
David Wright 3B513310100.295
Curtis Granderson RF402000001.187
Chris Young LF200000011.221
Lucas Duda 1B200000001.260
  Eric Campbell PH-1B100100001.000
Wilmer Flores SS300000010.167
Travis d`Arnaud C300000001.204
  Bobby Abreu PH100000000.167
  Kyle Farnsworth P000000000.000
Dillon Gee P200000001.000
  Scott Rice P000000000.000
  Jeurys Familia P000000000.000
  Eric Young PH100000001.218
  Carlos Torres P000000000.000
  Anthony Recker C100000001.222

LOB_Philadelphia 9, NY Mets 8. 2B_C.Utley, R.Howard, D.Wright. HR_J.Rollins (4) off D.Gee, D.Wright (2) off K.Kendrick. SF_C.Utley, E.Campbell. S_C.Young. SB_B.Revere (12), D.Murphy (7). CS_C.Utley.

Kyle Kendrick5.144424189-603.98
Jake Diekman1.210002026-164.74
Mike Adams (W 2-1)1.020011025-134.70
Jonathan Papelbon (S 11)1.000011014-71.76
Dillon Gee6.063311181-512.73
Scott Rice (B 2)0.231100018-126.23
Jeurys Familia0.10000103-33.45
Carlos Torres1.000000014-103.00
Kyle Farnsworth (L 0-3)1.021111022-123.38

HBP_by K.Kendrick (J.Lagares), by D.Gee (M.Byrd,C.Utley). 
T_3:16. A_29170.
Umpires_Home,Tim Timmons; First, Tim Welke; Second, Todd Tichenor; Third, Gabe Morales.
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