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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. It is also worth mentioning that you can find all of the latest betting odds for the Mets at sites like

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:

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 155

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 155

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Wilmer Flores, 3b
  3. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  4. Andrew Brown, rf
  5. Lucas Duda, 1b
  6. Juan Lagares, cf
  7. Anthony Recker, c
  8. Wilfredo Tovar, ss
  9. Carlos Torres, rhp

Preview: Game 155 - Mets at Phillies - Torres vs Lee

New York Mets (70-84) at Philadelphia Phillies (71-83) 1:35 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
C. Torres (R) 7 3-5 3.395.00-34.649/14MIAL6.0320-212.06.00
C. Lee (L) 29 14-6 2.956.17-43.409/16MIAW8.0823-024.01.88


The Mets can win their fourth straight meeting with the Phillies on Sunday in Philadelphia, though they'll have to overcome the dominant Cliff Lee.

A win Sunday would mark the Mets' fourth straight win in the overall series, something they haven't accomplished since April 2008. Saturday's result also brought them within one game of the third-place Phillies (71-83) as New York, which has won five of seven, tries to avoid its fifth straight fourth-place finish in the NL East.

Wright is batting .413 with five homers and 12 RBIs during an 11-game hitting streak against the Phillies, and is 8 for 28 off with seven strikeouts lifetime against Lee (14-6, 2.95 ERA).

The left-hander is 4-0 with a 2.05 ERA in his last six starts, including a win in New York on Aug. 26, his second victory in three matchups this year.

Happy Recap: Game 154 - Mets (5) at Phillies (4) - Wright, Murphy Lead Mets to Victory in Rain Shorten Game

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Philadelphia (71-83)010003x470

W: D. Gee (12-10) L: T. Cloyd (2-6)
HR: NYM - D. Wright (18),D. Murphy (12)   PHI - None


David Wright and Daniel Murphy hit solo home runs and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 Saturday night in a game called in the top of the seventh inning because of rain.

Wright connected for the third consecutive game and second straight day since returning from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for more than a month. He has the most homers by any visiting player at Citizens Bank Park with 19.

The Mets have won five of their last six series in Philadelphia.

Murphy broke a 1-all tie with a homer in a four-run sixth. His 12th homer of the season tied a career high set in 2009.

Juan Lagares chased Phillies starter Tyler Cloyd (2-6) from the game with a two-run triple in the sixth. Lagares was 1 for 31 at the plate before the hit.

Dillon Gee (12-10) yielded four runs on seven hits with a walk while going the distance. Three of those runs came in a rain-soaked sixth inning.

Cloyd lasted just five-plus innings for Philadelphia and allowed five runs on six hits, two walks and a hit batsman. In his last four starts, he has surrendered 22 runs in 19 innings.

Domonic Brown singled in the second, made it to third on Darin Ruf's infield hit and scored on a sacrifice fly, barely avoiding catcher Travis d'Arnaud's tag.

Cesar Hernandez, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley hit consecutive doubles in the sixth to spark a three-run inning. Carlos Ruiz picked up an RBI groundout and Utley scored on a wild pitch.

Wright drew a walk with one out in the seventh, heading to first base as the Phillies were already coming off the field because of the rain delay.

The teams played in the rain before the game was halted, and it was called after a wait of 1 hour, 28 minutes.

Game Notes

The Mets said RHP Zack Wheeler will be shut down for the remainder of the year. Wheeler went 7-5 with a 3.42 ERA in his rookie season. ... Collins said Wright will still get his scheduled day off Sunday, despite playing just six innings Saturday. ... Before the game, fans gave a loud ovation for Charlie Manuel, who was not present but received the Phillies' Dallas Green Award for Special Achievement. Manuel won his 1,000th career game as manager days before he was fired on Aug. 16. Rollins and Utley accepted the award in his absence. ... In the series finale and the Phillies' final home game of the year on Sunday, LHP Cliff Lee (14-6, 2.95) will oppose Mets RHP Carlos Torres (3-5, 3.48).

Box Score:

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 154

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 154

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Lucas Duda, 1b
  5. Juan Lagares, cf
  6. Matt den Dekker, rf
  7. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Dillon Gee, rhp

Preview: Game 154 - Mets at Phillies - Gee vs Cloyd

New York Mets (69-84) at Philadelphia Phillies (71-82) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
D. Gee (R) 30 11-10 3.476.07-54.329/15MIAND7.1601-120.22.18
T. Cloyd (R) 9 2-5 5.065.10-35.739/15@WSHL4.01050-213.08.31


Winners of four of six, the Mets (69-84) are trying to overtake the Phillies (71-82) and finish above fourth in the NL East for the first time since 2008.

Gee (11-10, 3.47 ERA) opened his season in brutal fashion April 9, when he gave up a season-worst seven runs over three innings in Philadelphia. He then was reached for six runs - five earned - in five innings there June 22 but did not get a decision in New York's 8-7 loss.

In each game, the Phillies hit three homers off Gee.

Gee, 0-2 with a 13.26 ERA in his last five appearances at Citizens Bank Park, may fare better with first baseman Ryan Howard sidelined with an inflamed left knee. Howard had three of those home runs and six in 15 lifetime at-bats versus the right-hander.

Happy Recap: Game 153 - Mets (6) at Phillies (4) - Wright Homers in first AB off DL

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W: D. Matsuzaka (2-3) L: C. Hamels (8-14) S: L. Hawkins (11)
HR: NYM - D. Wright (17)   PHI - None


The Captain David Wright homered, Daniel Murphy had three hits and Daisuke Matsuzaka earned his second straight victory in New York's 6-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.

The Mets jumped on Cole Hamels for three runs in the first. After Young led off with a bloop double that bounded off the glove of diving right fielder John Mayberry Jr. and Murphy singled, Wright homered in his first at-bat since being placed on the disabled list Aug. 3 with a strained right hamstring.

Eric Young Jr. singled, doubled and drove in a run for the Mets, who have won four of seven.

Darin Ruf doubled and drove in a pair of runs for Philadelphia, which has lost four of seven.

LaTroy Hawkins pitched a scoreless ninth for his 11th save in 14 opportunities. Hawkins got some help when a retreating Juan Lagares made a leaping, one-handed catch in front of the wall in center to rob Ruf of extra bases leading off the inning.

The homer moved Wright past Mike Piazza into second on the club's career list with 221 homers. Darryl Strawberry is No. 1 with 252.

New York added lone runs in the third and fourth on RBI singles by Andrew Brown and Young, respectively, before the Phillies scored four times in the bottom of the fourth to pull within 5-4. Ruf did the bulk of the damage with a two-run double. Hamels also drove in a run with a groundout to first.

But the Mets got an insurance run in the seventh on Josh Satin's RBI groundout.

Matsuzaka (2-3) pitched six innings, allowing four runs on four hits with six strikeouts and three walks.

Hamels (8-14) lost for the first time since July 26. The left-hander entered Friday 4-0 with a 2.18 ERA in the nine starts since his last defeat. But he left after seven subpar innings, giving up six runs on 10 hits with eight strikeouts and no walks.

Game Notes

Wright's homer was his 18th at Citizens Bank Park, matching his total at Atlanta's Turner Field for his most in road ballparks.. Besides Wright, the Mets activated Wilfredo Tovar before Friday's game. Tovar hit .263 with four homers and 36 RBIs in 133 games with Double-A Binghamton this season.. Young stole his 40th base of the season and MLB-leading 24th since the All-Star break.. The series continues Saturday night when New York right-hander Dillon Gee (11-10, 3.47 ERA) faces Phillies right-hander Tyler Cloyd (2-5, 5.06).

Box Score:

Friday, September 20, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 153

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 153

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Josh Satin, 1b
  5. Andrew Brown, rf
  6. Juan Lagares, cf
  7. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Daisuke Matsuzaka, rhp

Preview: Game 153 - Mets at Phillies - Matsuzaka vs Hamels

New York Mets (68-84) at Philadelphia Phillies (71-81) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
D. Matsuzaka (R) 5 1-3 6.125.20-17.279/14MIAW7.0211-115.24.60
C. Hamels (L) 31 8-13 3.486.13-63.559/14@WSHW6.0832-021.02.57


The Philadelphia Phillies have reached their final home series of the season and will entertain the rival New York Mets Friday in the opener of a three-game set from Citizens Bank Park.

Cole Hamels and the Phillies seek their eighth win in 10 home games Friday night when David Wright is expected to be back in the lineup for the Mets.

Wright, who leads the team with a .309 average and .904 OPS, was batting .385 during a six-game hitting streak when he suffered a high-grade right hamstring strain in early August. Following a seven-week absence, the All-Star third baseman appears ready to help the Mets (68-84) in the opener of this three-game series.

It might be perfect timing since Wright is 15 for 38 with three home runs and nine RBIs during a nine-game hitting streak against Philadelphia (71-81). He's also 8 for 20 with two homers and seven RBIs when facing Hamels the past two seasons.

Hamels (8-13, 3.48 ERA) has been on a roll lately, going 4-0 with a 2.18 ERA while limiting opponents to a .220 batting average in nine starts since his last loss July 26. The Phillies have won the left-hander's last seven outings.

Now he'll try to add to an outstanding stretch by Philadelphia starters, who have a 2.79 ERA in victories during a 7-2 home stretch.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 72 - Mets (8) at Phillies (0) - Harvey, Wright Take Care of Phils

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Philadelphia (36-40)000000000041
W: M. Harvey (7-1) L: J. Lannan (0-2)
HR: NYM - D. Wright (12)   PHI - None


The New York Mets' final nail into the Philadelphia Phillies' coffin came in the form of a lazy fly ball in Sunday's 8-0 win, the rubber match of a three-game series.

Matt Harvey was in typical dominant form, holding a 1-0 lead with a firm grip when Juan Lagares lofted a fly ball to center field in the fifth. Ben Revere gloved it but failed to transfer the ball into his throwing hand, allowing Lagares to reach third and pave the way to a three-run rally to put the game out of reach.

Despite only throwing 72 pitches, Harvey (7-1) left the game after six innings because of a 20-minute rain delay. He gave up two hits and fanned six. He also doubled in a run.

"We're going to get really tired of talking about how good this guy has a chance to become," Mets manager Terry Collins said.

David Wright slammed four extra-hits, finishing with a home run, a triple and a pair of doubles. Wright knocked in two and scored twice.

"He's tired and beat up a little bit, yet he rises when you need him," Collins said. "I've been around some stars, this guy is as good as any of those guys were."

Eric Young, Jr. had three hits and scored two runs in the win.

John Lannan (0-2) was tagged for six runs -- four earned -- on eight hits and three walks in five-plus innings.

"I wasn't making pitches," Lannan said. "I struggled with what I wanted to do today."

The Mets grabbed an early lead when Young and Daniel Murphy started the game with back-to-back singles. Young eventually scored on a Marlon Byrd sacrifice fly.

Chase Utley led off the fourth inning with a double and moved to third on Michael Young's groundout to first. After Ryan Howard walked, Domonic Brown struck out and Delmon Young grounded into a fielder's choice to end the Phillies' biggest threat.

Lagares reached third on Revere's misplay to start the fifth inning and scored when Harvey scorched a double to right-center field. Eric Young, Jr. scored Harvey with a double to the left-field corner, then scored when Wright ripped a double to right to give the Mets a 4-0 lead.

Lagares' double scored Josh Satin and Omar Quintanilla's sac fly scored John Buck in the sixth to give the Mets a 6-0 lead.

The Mets scored again in the seventh when Byrd's double glanced off Revere's outstretched glove to score Wright, who crushed a one-out triple.

Wright pulled a long fly ball into the left-field seats to cap the scoring in the ninth inning.

Game Notes

New York is 6-3 in its last nine games ... Harvey has nine starts of at least six innings in which he allowed one or no runs ... Harvey is third in the majors with a 2.05 earned run average ... The Mets went 5-for-17 with runners in scoring position ... Phillies pitcher J.C. Ramirez made his major league debut and struck out the side in the eighth.

Box Score:

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 72

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 72:

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Marlon Byrd, rf
  5. Josh Satin, 1b
  6. John Buck, c
  7. Juan Lagares, cf
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Matt Harvey, rhp

Preview: Game 72 - Mets at Phillies - Harvey vs Lannan

New York Mets (29-42) at Philadelphia Phillies (36-39) 1:35 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
M. Harvey (R) 15 6-1 2.166.14-02.726/18@ATLW7.0331-121.02.14
J. Lannan (L) 4 0-1 5.495.20-03.756/17WSHND5.0620-112.26.39


New York Mets young fireballer Matt Harvey hasn't put together back-to-back winning starts in over two months and looks to achieve that goal Sunday against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

Harvey ended a five-start winless drought (0-1) his last time out in a 4-3 victory at Atlanta on Tuesday, as he struck out a career-high 13 batters and allowed three runs in seven innings. Harvey hasn't prevailed in consecutive outings since opening the campaign 4-0 with a 0.93 earned run average. He is 6-1 overall in 15 starts to go along with a 2.16 ERA.

The right-hander sports a 4-0 mark in six road assignments and defeated the Phillies back on April 8 with seven innings of one-run ball to back his team's 7-2 triumph. Harvey is 2-0 with a 1.77 ERA in three career starts against Philadelphia.

Recap: Game 71 - Mets (7) at Phillies (8) - Frandsen ruins Mets comeback

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W: J. Papelbon (2-0) L: C. Torres (0-1)
HR: NYM - J. Valdespin (4)   PHI - R. Howard (9),M. Young (4),R. Howard (10),K. Frandsen (3)


Jonathan Papelbon blew his third save in his last four chances, but Kevin Frandsen picked up the Philadelphia closer.

A pinch-hitting Frandsen crushed a leadoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Phillies to an 8-7 win over the New York Mets in the middle test of a three-game set at Citizens Bank Park.

Frandsen's blast was a no-doubter to left field off Carlos Torres (0-1).

"We did a nice job of battling back and in one pitch it was over," said Mets third baseman David Wright. "That's the way the game goes."

A day after rallying from a three-run hole to win Friday's series opener 4-3, the Mets battled back from a 7-1 deficit to tie things up in the ninth.

Philadelphia starter Jonathan Pettibone held the Mets to one run on five hits before lower back tightness ended his outing after six innings. Pettibone appeared to tweak his back on a swing in the bottom of the sixth. He grounded softly in front of the plate and grimaced as he trotted slowly down to first for the final out.

After attempting to warm up for the next inning, Pettibone gave way to the bullpen with the Phillies ahead by six runs.

The Mets, however, made things interesting in the seventh by putting up a four-spot against the relief corps.

Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel needed three pitchers to get through the frame.

Michael Stutes faced four batters and didn't retire one, allowing an RBI single to Omar Quintanilla and exiting with the bases-loaded. Eric Young, Jr. then greeted Justin De Fratus with a two-run double to left field and Jordany Valdespin added an RBI groundout.

De Fratus then fanned Wright, but a walk to Marlon Byrd prompted another pitching change. Jake Diekman ended the rally by retiring Daniel Murphy on a called third strike.

Valdespin homered to right field off Papelbon (2-0) to shrink the gap to 7-6 with one out in the ninth. Wright then reached on a fielding error by third baseman Michael Young and scored the tying run from first on Daniel Murphy's two-out single. Wright ran on the pitch, drawing Rollins to second base, and Murphy found the hole on the left side of the infield. Ben Revere overran the ball, but no error was charged to the center fielder.

"I don't feel like I'm in a funk at all," Papelbon said. "There's no reason to sit here and try to figure out what's wrong. I feel like the ball is coming out of my hand good. It's been a pretty confusing week for me."

Slugger Ryan Howard helped Philadelphia build what seemed to be a comfortable lead.

Howard has thrived against Dillon Gee in the past and that trend continued on Saturday. He hit a pair of solo homers and a two-run single off the New York starter.

The first baseman is now 7-for-15 lifetime against Gee, with all but one of those hits a home run.

Howard gave the Phillies an early advantage in the first, driving in Chase Utley and Young with the third straight base hit given up by Gee.

Quintanilla scored on a fielder's choice to put New York on the board in the third, but Philadelphia looked to pull away over the middle frames.

Howard led off the fourth with an opposite-field blast to left-center and Revere contributed a run-scoring single later in the inning. Young and Howard then hammered back-to-back, two-out homers in the fifth to put the Phillies up 6-1.

Revere's speed helped the Phillies tack on a run in the sixth. The center fielder singled and swiped two bases, with a wild throw to third by Mets catcher John Buck allowing Revere to score.

Game Notes

Revere extended his hitting streak to 12 games ... The Phillies improved to 10-2 in their last 12 games against the Mets ... Earlier Saturday, Philadelphia setup man Mike Adams was placed on the 15-day disabled list with bicep tendinitis. The Phillies also selected the contract of pitcher J.C. Ramirez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and designated utility man Michael Martinez for assignment to make room for Ramirez on the 40-man roster.

Box Score:

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 71

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 71:

  1. Eric Young Jr., cf
  2. Jordany Valdespin, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Marlon Byrd, rf
  5. Daniel Murphy, 1b
  6. John Buck, c
  7. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, lf
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Dillon Gee, rhp

Preview: Game 71 - Mets at Phillies - Gee vs Pettibone

New York Mets (29-41) at Philadelphia Phillies (35-39) 4:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
D. Gee (R) 14 5-7 4.566.03-45.686/17@ATLL8.1522-122.01.64
J. Pettibone (R) 11 3-3 4.405.12-12.726/15@COLL3.01060-214.16.91


New York Mets starter Dillon Gee appeared to be headed for his fourth straight win the last time out, but gave up a late home run to fall back into the loss column.

Gee will take the mound Saturday in the middle portion of a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. In Monday's 2-1 loss at Atlanta, Gee was cruising through eight innings until Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman stroked a one-out two-run homer to win it.

Gee's three-game winning streak came to an end and the right-hander fell to 5-7 with a 4.56 earned run average in 14 starts. He has allowed a total of five runs in his last four starts and lost to Philadelphia on April 26. In eight lifetime meetings (7 starts) with the Phillies, Gee is 2-3 with a 7.49 ERA.

Jonathan Pettibone gets the nod for the Phillies and pitched a career-low three innings of a 10-5 loss at Colorado last Saturday. Pettibone gave up seven runs, six of which were earned, and 10 hits to fall to 3-3 in 11 starts to go along with a 4.40 ERA.

Pettibone is 0-3 in his last six starts and has allowed 10 runs over his past two. The young right-hander defeated the Mets the first time he faced them on April 27, when he lasted five innings and allowed three runs in a 9-4 win.

The Mets were able to erase an early 3-0 deficit by handing the Phillies a 4-3 setback in Friday's series opener. Jeremy Hefner outdueled Cole Hamels and earned the win with six solid innings, allowing three runs -- two earned -- and 10 hits with six strikeouts and one walk.

Happy Recap: Game 70 - Mets (4) at Phillies (3) - The Juan Lagares Show

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Philadelphia (35-39)0300000003100

W: J. Hefner (2-6) L: C. Hamels (2-11) S: B. Parnell (12)
HR: NYM - None   PHI - None


Not many would have expected Cole Hamels to be the majors' first 11-game loser this season.

Juan Lagares doubled home the go-ahead run with two outs in the sixth inning off the former World Series MVP, and the New York Mets rallied to beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-3, in the opener of a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park.

Hamels (2-11) didn't yield a hit through the first three innings, but the Mets scored at least a run in three straight frames from the fourth to erase a 3-0 deficit and end a five-game losing streak to Philadelphia.

"Today was game that I feel like we could have seized. It was a good opportunity and I wasn't able to take care of what I needed to take care of on the field," Hamels said.

Eric Young Jr. played a key role in New York tying the game. He scored the team's first run on a David Wright single after leading off the fourth with a double, then drove in a pair with a two-out single into center field during the next inning.

After catching a Carlos Ruiz fly ball in center for the final out with the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth, Lagares put the Mets ahead. He sent a Hamels offering to the gap in left-center and Lucas Duda, who walked earlier, scored all the way from first base after sliding just under the tag.

New York relievers Scott Rice, Carlos Torres and Bobby Parnell each tossed a hitless frame to close out the game, with Parnell finishing things off in the ninth for his 12th save.

"I thought this was a great win for us. We're down 3-0 with Cole Hamels on the mound. To come back and win this one was big," said New York manager Terry Collins.

The Phillies scored all three runs in the second inning against New York starter Jeremy Hefner (2-6). Ryan Howard and Domonic Brown opened the frame with back-to-back doubles to produce a run. Brown advanced to third on a Delmon Young single and scored on a fielder's choice.

Ruiz then singled in front of a Hamels sacrifice bunt before Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy misplayed a routine ground ball hit by Jimmy Rollins, allowing Ben Revere to score.

Game Notes

Hefner gave up a career high-tying 10 hits, but struck out six over six innings ... Hamels was tagged for four runs on seven hits with three walks and five strikeouts in six frames. The 11 losses equals a career high for Hamels (2009 and 2010) ... Revere extended his hitting streak to 11 games ... Phillies second baseman Chase Utley came off the disabled list and went 0- for-5 on Friday. To make room for Utley, who missed a month with an oblique strain, the club optioned utility man Michael Martinez to Triple-A Lehigh Valley ... The Mets placed starting pitcher Jonathon Niese on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a partial tear of the left rotator cuff and recalled pitcher Greg Burke from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Box Score:

Friday, June 21, 2013

Preview: Game 70 - Mets at Phillies - Hefner vs Hamels

New York Mets (28-41) at Philadelphia Phillies (35-38) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Hefner (R) 13 1-6 3.965.11-35.146/16CHCND5.0610-118.01.50
C. Hamels (L) 15 2-10 4.406.11-55.326/16@COLL7.0631-120.02.70


The Philadelphia Phillies have a good shot at bouncing back into the win column when they open a three-game series Friday versus the NL East-rival New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park.

The Phillies have won five of six matchups with the Mets this season and are 9-1 in the last 10 meetings between the clubs.

Philadelphia had won two straight and four of six games overall, but was denied a three-game sweep of the visiting Washington Nationals with Wednesday's 6-2 loss in 11 innings. Ian Desmond delivered a huge blow with a grand slam in the top of the 11th inning off Phillies reliever Michael Stutes.

"He came back with a slider. The ball was down and Desmond hit it out," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.

Michael Young hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Kyle Kendrick pitched well in the no-decision, as he allowed one run in 7 2/3 innings. Ben Revere extended his hitting streak to 10 games.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Recap: Game 9 - Mets (3) at Phillies (7) - Hefner gets hammered, Buck Hits Another HR

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W: K. Kendrick (1-1) L: J. Hefner (0-2)
HR: NYM - J. Buck (5),L. Duda (2),L. Duda (3)   PHI - C. Utley (2),D. Brown (2),L. Nix (1)

Chase Utley had a two-run homer and Domonic Brown's three-run shot capped a big first inning, as the Philadelphia Phillies outlasted the New York Mets, 7-3, to take the rubber match of a three-game set at Citizens Bank Park.

Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard and Michael Young each had two hits and a run scored, helping the Phillies capture their first series win of the season. Laynce Nix added a two-run homer in the victory.

Although he frequently had to work his way out of trouble, Kyle Kendrick (1-1) was much better than his first start of the season. He tossed six innings of two-run ball while allowing eight hits and two walks with six strikeouts.

For the second straight night, the Mets only got three innings of work out of their starter. Jeremy Hefner (0-2) was tagged for five runs on six hits with three walks as New York dropped a second straight game.

Lucas Duda hit two solo homers and John Buck had a solo shot as well for New York, which had won the previous three series between the teams held in Philadelphia. Duda and Jordany Valdespin each had three hits in the setback.

The Phillies jumped all over Mets starter Dillon Gee early on Tuesday, and wasted no time in pounding Hefner for five runs in the first inning.

Hefner had struggled mightily against Philadelphia in his most recent outing, a start last September in which he gave up seven runs without recording an out. Utley put him in a familiar hole when he delivered a two-run blast over the center-field wall.

Howard then singled, Young drew a walk and Brown's towering shot reached the second tier of the upper deck in right for a 5-0 Philadelphia lead.

Buck got New York on the board in the second inning with a solo homer, his fifth of the season. Hefner had a chance to help his own cause when the Mets later loaded the bases, but he struck out looking. Valdespin then took a called strike three after a lengthy at-bat, ending the inning.

Duda provided a solo homer in the fourth to make it 5-2 just before the contest was suspended for a 27-minute rain delay.

The Mets squandered an opportunity in the fifth when Daniel Murphy was doubled up at second on an Ike Davis shallow fly ball. The Mets had runners on second and third with one out after a wild pitch from Kendrick.

Philadelphia pulled away for good in the sixth, when Nix pinch-hit for Kendrick and delivered a two-run homer off Mets reliever LaTroy Hawkins. The blast to center gave the Phillies a five-run cushion at 7-2.

Another solo homer from Duda in the eighth accounted for the final margin.

Game Notes

The Mets set a new club record by hitting a home run in each of their first nine games ... With his fifth homer, Buck has matched the total amount of home runs hit by Mets catchers last season ... The Phillies had four home runs over their first seven games before hitting six in the last two games of this series ... Philadelphia center fielder Ben Revere was caught stealing in the first. The Phillies were 10-for-10 on stolen base attempts prior.

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