Showing posts with label Mets at Phillies. Show all posts
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Preview: Game 9 - Mets at Phillies - Hefner vs Kendrick

New York Mets (5-3) at Philadelphia Phillies (3-5) 7:05 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Hefner (R) 1 0-1 1.505.10-00.004/5MIAL6.0510-16.01.50
K. Kendrick (R) 1 0-1 7.945.10-17.944/5KCL5.2850-15.27.94

Jeremy Hefner hopes for a little run support on Wednesday when the New York Mets conclude a three-game set with the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

Hefner was terrific in his season debut on Friday against Miami, but the Mets couldn't score while he was in the game and absorbed the loss, despite surrendering just a run and five hits in six innings.

"I was just hoping to keep them close, and eventually we did come back," Hefner said. "We just ran out of outs."

Kyle Kendrick takes the hill for the Phillies in Wednesday's finale trying to erase a disappointing first outing. Kendrick cruised through the first 4 1/3 innings of that start against the Kansas City Royals, but then the wheels fell off.

When it was all said and done, Kendrick had been charged with five runs in 5 2/3 innings, as seven of the final 11 batters he faced reached base and exited with the bases full.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Recap: Game 8 - Mets (3) at Phillies (8) - Gee Gets Bombed, Buck Continues Hot Hitting

N.Y. Mets (5-3)000210000382
Philadelphia (3-5)«04310000x8111

W: C. Lee (2-0) L: D. Gee (0-2)
HR: NYM - J. Buck (4)   PHI - R. Howard (1),M. Young (1),J. Mayberry (1)

Cliff Lee turned in another solid performance by lasting 8 2/3 innings, and the Philadelphia Phillies took an 8-3 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park.

Coming in, Philadelphia's starting rotation was pitching to a 7.68 earned run average, but Lee (2-0) showed consistency for the second straight start. He allowed just three runs -- two earned -- on eight hits, didn't walk a batter and had six strikeouts.

The Phillies also got a productive day out of newcomer Michael Young, who fell a double shy of the cycle while knocking in two runs. Ryan Howard also hit his first homer of the season as did John Mayberry, who finished 2-for-4 with three RBI.

Dillon Gee (0-2) had the shortest outing of his career, lasting just three innings. He was torched for seven runs on 10 hits for the Mets, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.

John Buck went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and Jordany Valdespin added a triple and a run scored in the setback.

The Mets had won nine of their past 11 games in Philadelphia, but it's never been an easy place to pitch for Gee, who had a 1-1 record with a 9.00 ERA in four past appearances.

To say the least, the Phillies got a hold of him early.

They plated four runs in the second inning, all coming after a throwing error by Mets left fielder Lucas Duda. The miscue put runners on second and third and Mayberry sent them home with a double down the left-field line.

Two batters later, Lee helped his own cause with an RBI single up the middle. Gee gave up six hits in the inning, and a third in a row when Jimmy Rollins' double to right-center made it 4-0 in favor of Philadelphia.

The Phillies continued to pound Gee in the third, as Howard and Young began the frame with back-to-back homers. Two batters later, Mayberry ripped a solo shot into the left-field stands for a seven-run lead.

Buck put the Mets on the board in the fourth with a two-run homer, and leads the National League in RBI to this point with 14.

Valdespin tripled and scored on a passed ball in the fifth, but Young produced a run-scoring triple in the bottom half of the inning and the Mets remained behind by five, 8-3.

Lee then settled in, retiring 11 batters in a row before giving up a pair of singles in the ninth. Manager Charlie Manuel decided to replace him with Mike Adams, who struck out Ruben Tejada to end the game.

Game Notes:
Lee is 2-0 for the first time since his AL Cy Young Award-winning season with the Cleveland Indians in 2008 ... The Mets have hit a home run in each of their first eight games, tying the 1987 team for the longest such streak to start a season ... Philadelphia was 4-for-8 with runners in scoring position ... The teams will wrap up their three-game set on Wednesday. New York's Jeremy Hefner will counter Philadelphia's Kyle Kendrick on the mound.

Box Score:

Tonight's Starting Lineups - Game 8 - Mets at Phillies - Ike Out, Turner In

Here are the Starting Lineups - Game 8 - Mets at Phillies - 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park.

  1. Collin Cowgill, cf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. John Buck, c
  5. Marlon Byrd, rf
  6. Lucas Duda, lf
  7. Justin Turner, 1b
  8. Ruben Tejada, ss
  9. Dillon Gee, rhp

  1. Ben Revere, cf
  2. Jimmy Rollins, ss
  3. Chase Utley, 2b
  4. Ryan Howard, 1b
  5. Michael Young, 3b
  6. Domonic Brown, lf
  7. John Mayberry Jr., rf
  8. Erik Kratz, c
  9. Cliff Lee, lhp

Ike Davis, who is hitting .148 (4-for-27) this season, sits. Justin Turner gets his ninth career major league start at first base. Davis is 1-for-11 with four strikeouts in his career against Cliff Lee.

Mets Matchup Report: Dillon Gee vs Phillies Hitters

Philadelphia Phillies Career statistics vs. Dillon Gee
Domonic Brown1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Freddy Galvis3 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667
Ryan Howard7 2 0 0 2 6 0 3 .286 .286 1.143 1.429
John Mayberry Jr.9 2 0 0 1 3 1 1 .222 .300 .556 .856
Laynce Nix6 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 .333 .429 .333 .762
Humberto Quintero2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jimmy Rollins9 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 .667 .700 .667 1.367
Carlos Ruiz5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .400 .600
Chase Utley8 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .333 .375 .708
Michael Young3 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 .667 .667 1.667 2.333

Preview: Game 8 - Mets at Phillies - Gee vs Lee

New York Mets (5-2) at Philadelphia Phillies (2-5) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
D. Gee (R) 1 0-1 1.426.00-00.004/4SDL6.1310-16.11.42
C. Lee (L) 1 1-0 0.006.10-00.004/4@ATLW8.0201-08.00.00

Cliff Lee tries to follow up a terrific first start on Tuesday when the Philadelphia Phillies resume a three-game set with the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park.

Lee beat the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, holding them to just two hits over eight scoreless innings. He also struck out eight without walking a batter. Of course, Lee didn't pick up his first win last season until July 4.

"Last year, I got the first win on the Fourth of July," Lee said. "It's nice to get it out of the way on the first one, no doubt."

Lee's start was an aberration for Philadelphia's staff, which is pitching to a 7.08 ERA thus far.

Monday, April 08, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 7 - Mets (7) at Phillies (2) - Harvey Dazzles, Buck sets tone with HR

N.Y. Mets (5-2)«031030000791
Philadelphia (2-5)000100010240

W: M. Harvey (2-0) L: R. Halladay (0-2)
HR: NYM - J. Buck (3)   PHI - None

Matt Harvey dazzled with nine strikeouts and the New York Mets roughed up Roy Halladay and the Philadelphia Phillies, 7-2, in the opener of a three-game set at Citizens Bank Park.

Much like his first start, Harvey (2-0) sliced through the opposition's batting order and yielded just one run on three hits over seven innings of work. He became just the second Mets pitcher to produce those statistics in consecutive starts to begin a season.

The only other to accomplish the feat, a guy named Nolan Ryan.

John Buck continued his torrid start, contributing a three-run homer. Ruben Tejada drove in a pair, while David Wright and Lucas Duda had an RBI apiece in New York's third straight win.

Halladay (0-2) was ineffective for the second straight start, as he surrendered seven runs on six hits over four-plus frames in a loss that ended his eight-game winning streak against New York.

Ryan Howard had a sacrifice fly and Jimmy Rollins drove in a run for the Phillies, who are off to a 2-5 start.

Halladay's struggles were apparent in the second inning, plunking Duda after giving up a double to Marlon Byrd. Buck then came to plate and crushed an opposite field homer well into the right field seats for a 3-0 Mets lead.

Duda came to bat again in the following frame and delivered an RBI single for a four-run New York edge. Howard got the Phillies on the board with a sacrifice fly in the fourth, but the Mets answered with three runs in the fifth.

Daniel Murphy's leadoff double started the inning and he came around to score on a single from Wright. Halladay was chased after giving up a hit to Ike Davis, and has failed to throw five innings in either of his first two starts.

Chad Durbin replaced him and recorded two outs, but then gave up a bases- loaded single to Tejada, who plated two runs with his line drive to center and New York had a 7-1 lead.

Harvey struck out the side in the bottom half of the fifth and kept the Phillies hitless over his last three innings of work. Erik Kratz doubled off Mets reliever Josh Edgin in the eighth and Rollins got him home soon after on a groundout.

Game Notes

For the first time in his 16-year career, Halladay's had consecutive games with four or fewer innings pitched and five or more earned runs allowed ... New York defeated Halladay for the first time since 2006 ... Murphy went 2- for-4 with two doubles.

Box Score:

Tonight's Starting Lineups - Game 7 - Mets at Phillies

Here are Tonight's Starting Lineups - Game 7 - Mets at Phillies (7:05 PM)


  1. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Marlon Byrd, rf
  6. Lucas Duda, lf
  7. John Buck, c
  8. Ruben Tejada, ss
  9. Matt Harvey, rhp


  1. Ben Revere, cf
  2. Jimmy Rollins, ss
  3. Chase Utley, 2b
  4. Ryan Howard, 1b
  5. Michael Young, 3b
  6. Domonic Brown, lf
  7. Laynce Nix, rf
  8. Humberto Quintero, c
  9. Roy Halladay, rhp

Preview: Game 7 - Mets at Phillies - Harvey vs Halladay

New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies 7:00 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
M. Harvey (R) 1 1-0 0.006.00-00.004/3SDW7.0101-07.00.00
R. Halladay (R) 1 0-1 13.506.20-00.004/3@ATLL3.1650-13.113.50

Roy Halladay appears as though he is entering the twilight of his outstanding career.

Things are just getting started for youngster Matt Harvey.

Harvey looks to build on an impressive first victory of the season on Monday night when his New York Mets begin a three-game series and lengthy road trip versus Halladay's Philadelphia Phillies.

The 24-year-old Harvey went 3-5 with a 2.73 earned run average in 10 starts a season ago to begin his major league career and he opened up the 2013 season by recording the third double-digit strikeout game of his career with a victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. He fanned 10 over seven innings while scattering one hit and two walks over the scoreless outing.

"He's got a presence on the mound that not everyone has," said New York first baseman Ike Davis. "I'll tell you what, I wouldn't like to hit against the guy."

The right-handed Harvey faced the Phillies twice last season and was solid, going 1-0 with a 2.03 ERA and 13 strikeouts over 13 1/3 total innings.

Philadelphia slugger Ryan Howard went 0-for-5 against him with three strikeouts.

The Phillies, meanwhile, are hoping that Halladay can bounce back tonight after a rough season debut last Wednesday at the Atlanta Braves. The two-time Cy Young Award winner lasted just 3 1/3 innings at damp Turner Field, though nine of those outs were recorded by strikeout.

However, the 35-year-old righty yielded five runs on six hits, two homers and three walks while getting denied his 200th career win.

"I'm frustrated. I should have gone deeper than that," Halladay said of his short outing. "Obviously horrible conditions to pitch in. It made it no fun, but that's no excuse."

Friday, August 31, 2012

Recap: Game 131 - Mets at Phillies - Mets See the light and lose 3-2

Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, Pa.)
N.Y. Mets (61-70)110000000271
Philadelphia (62-69) «00111000x3120
W: K. Kendrick (8-9) L: J. Niese (10-8)
S: J. Papelbon (30)
HR: NYM - M. Baxter (2),S. Hairston (15)   PHI - None

Kevin Frandsen contributed an RBI single among four hits and scored the go-ahead run as the Philadelphia Phillies avoided a three-game sweep with a 3-2 win against the New York Mets .

Ty Wigginton knocked in a run for the Phillies, who had dropped five in a row at Citizens Bank Park to the Mets, including the first two installments of this three-game set.

Kyle Kendrick (8-9) continued his terrific play of late, tossing 7 2/3 effective innings to win his fourth straight start. The Philadelphia right- hander gave up home runs to two of the first six batters he faced, but scattered only five more hits during his outing.

"Give the team a chance to win and I was able to do that," Kendrick said.

Jon Niese (10-8) allowed three runs on nine hits over six innings for New York, which had its winning streak snapped at four games.

"He threw the ball fine," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "He had the flu three days ago, so I thought he pitched very well."

In the third, Frandsen plated Jimmy Rollins, who had reached on a two-out double and was later benched after not hustling on a dropped popup.

Wigginton tied the game with a double in the fourth and Ryan Howard's sac fly put the Phillies on top in the fifth.

Frandsen had led off the fifth with a double and was moved to third by a Chase Utley groundout.

Rollins was pulled after committing a pair of mistakes in the sixth. With Kendrick on third and one out, Rollins failed to run hard on a popup that Niese failed to catch. He wound up stealing second base, but was then caught in a rundown on a grounder and tagged out.

The former National League MVP was replaced by Michael Martinez at shortstop to begin the seventh inning.

New York threatened in the eighth inning as Kendrick gave up consecutive two- out singles. Raul Valdes, though, needed one pitch to retire Ike Davis on a 3-1 grounder.

Jonathan Papelbon tossed a scoreless ninth for his 30th save of the season.

Mike Baxter crushed Kendrick's second pitch of the game for his first career leadoff homer. Scott Hairston went deep in the second.

Game Notes

Kendrick notched his first home win against the Mets since September 13, 2009. He had dropped five straight decisions ... The Phillies wrapped up a 10-game homestand with a 6-4 mark ... Philadelphia catcher Steve Lerud went 1-for-4 in his major league debut ... Phillies infielder Hector Luna was outrighted off the 40-man roster and elected free agency ... The Mets posted a 7-2 record in Philadelphia this season.

Box Score:

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 131

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Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 131:
  1. Mike Baxter, rf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Lucas Duda, lf
  6. Scott Hairston, cf
  7. Ronny Cedeno, ss
  8. Josh Thole, c
  9. Jonathon Niese, lhp

Preview: Game 131 - Mets at Phillies - Mets Look For Sweep

New York Mets (61-69) at Philadelphia Phillies (61-69) 1:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Niese (L) 25 10-7 3.515.25-33.108/24HOUL7.0632-122.11.61
K. Kendrick (R) 18 7-9 4.125.13-64.768/24WSHW6.2423-021.20.83

The New York Mets simply own the Philadelphia Phillies this season, and will shoot for a three-game sweep when the two NL East rivals collide this afternoon from Citizens Bank Park.

The Mets are 10-4 against the Phillies this season and have taken the first two installments of this series, including last night's 3-2 victory. Lucas Duda put the visitors ahead for good with a two-run homer in the top of the third inning and starting pitcher Matt Harvey had an RBI single.

Harvey also allowed both runs in 6 1/3 innings for the win, and four relievers kept the Phillies off the board the rest of the way. Frank Francisco fanned a pair of batters in the ninth inning for his 22nd save.

"He has extraordinary stuff," Mets manager Terry Collins said of Harvey. "He kept the damage down and pitched very well."

New York, which squeezed out a 9-5, 10-inning win on Tuesday, has won four in a row overall and is unbeaten (2-0) so far on a nine-game road trip through Philadelphia, Miami and St. Louis. Last night's win for the Mets marked the first time they have prevailed in at least seven games in Philadelphia since 1972, when they won eight of nine at Veterans Stadium.

The Mets look for another win in the City of Brotherly Love with Jonathon Niese on the mound Thursday. Niese is 2-0 with a 2.55 earned run average in four starts against the Phillies this season and last faced them in an 11-1 victory on July 3, when he fired eight innings of one-run ball.

Happy Recap: Game 130 - Mets at Phillies - Mets show life, Win 3rd in a Row 3-2

Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, Pa.)
N.Y. Mets (61-69) «012000000381
Philadelphia (61-69)110000000260
W: M. Harvey (3-3) L: T. Cloyd (0-1)
S: F. Francisco (22)
HR: NYM - L. Duda (13)   PHI - None

Lucas Duda hit the go-ahead two-run homer in the third inning, and the New York Mets escaped with a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in the second edition of a three-game set.

Matt Harvey (3-3) lasted 6 1/3 innings, allowing six hits and two runs, fanning six with two walks. He also contributed an RBI single for the Mets, winners of four straight games.

"He has extraordinary stuff," Mets manager Terry Collins said of Harvey. "He kept the damage down and pitched very well."

Frank Francisco tossed a scoreless ninth for his 22nd save as New York improved to 7-1 this season in Philadelphia.

Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins drove in the runs for the Phillies, who have lost two in a row after sweeping Washington over the weekend.

Tyler Cloyd (0-1) acquitted himself well in his major-league debut, but lost after being charged for seven hits and three runs over six full frames.

"I thought he did fine, kept the ball down, had good location," said Phillies manager Charlie Manuel. "He gave us a chance to win the game. He looked in control and his command was good."

Cloyd, who was recalled from Triple-A after going 12-1 with a 2.35 earned run average in 22 starts there, took the hill in place of Cole Hamels. The veteran lefty was felled by stomach issues.

Down 2-1, the visitors got a one-out single from Ike Davis before Duda deposited a pitch deep into the right-field seats near the foul pole for a 3-2 edge.

Harvey, who tied the game with a second-inning single, didn't run into trouble until the fifth. With two on and one out, he escaped the jam as Chase Utley lined to right and Howard lined out to deep left.

Josh Edgin finished off the seventh, then Robert Carson and Jon Rauch took care of the eighth. Francisco retired the side in order in the final frame.

Pierre's leadoff single in the home first turned into the game's first run after he advanced to third on an Utley hit and scored on Howard's fly to left.

After the Mets tied the game in the second, Rollins knocked in Kevin Frandsen with a two-out double in the home half.

Game Notes

The win marks the first time the Mets have won at least seven games in Philadelphia since 1972, when they won eight of nine at Veterans Stadium ... Prior to the game, the Phils placed pitcher Vance Worley on the 15-day DL and announced that he will undergo surgery for bone chips in his pitching elbow within the next 10 days.

Box Score:

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Preview: Game 130 - Mets at Phillies - Harvey vs Cloyd

New York Mets (60-69) at Philadelphia Phillies (61-68) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
M. Harvey (R) 6 2-3 2.756.02-23.008/22COLND6.0311-119.21.83
T. Cloyd (-) 0 0-0 0.000.00-00.00---ND0.0000-00.00.00

A pair of highly-touted rookies square off on Wednesday when the New York Mets return to Citizens Bank Park for the middle game of a three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Mets start first-year righty Matt Harvey, a 23-year-old Connecticut native making the seventh start of his initial big-league stint, while the Phillies turn to right-hander Tyler Cloyd, who will make his big league debut in place of an ailing Cole Hamels.

Harvey, a 6-foot-4, 225-pounder, tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings in a 3-1 defeat of Arizona in his debut on July 26, then dropped three straight starts to San Francisco, San Diego and Atlanta between July 31-Aug. 10.

He scored a second win at Cincinnati on Aug. 18 and got a no-decision in an Aug. 22 meeting with Colorado while combining to allow seven hits and two runs across 13 2/3 innings of work.

Harvey has permitted a .186 opposition batting average in 36 combined innings.

Cloyd, meanwhile, was just named the International League's Pitcher of the Year on Tuesday, going 12-1 with a league-leading 2.35 ERA for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Happy Recap: Game 129 - Mets at Phillies - Mets Beat Phillies 9-5

Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, Pa.)
N.Y. Mets (60-69) «10021001049141
Philadelphia (61-68)4000100000560

W: B. Parnell (4-3) L: B. Rosenberg (0-2)
HR: NYM - M. Baxter (1),K. Shoppach (7)   PHI - R. Howard (9),C. Utley (9)

Ike Davis hit a go-ahead RBI double during a four-run 10th inning and the New York Mets came back to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies, 9-5, in the opener of a three-game series.

Davis, who hit a walkoff homer against the Houston Astros on Sunday, drove in David Wright with a double to the left-field gap against B.J. Rosenberg (0-2).

Lucas Duda followed with an RBI single before Kelly Shoppach helped send the Mets to their third consecutive win with a towering homer into the seats in left field.

"They're gonna play it out," Mets manager Terry Collins said of his club's effort. "There's guys playing for jobs, there's guys playing for careers and there's still a lot of fight."

Bobby Parnell (4-3) tossed two scoreless innings of relief to earn the victory.

Shoppach added a game-tying double in the eighth inning off Antonio Bastardo. The shallow line drive scored Wright, who led off with a walk against Josh Lindblom, and ended a season-best 15 2/3 scoreless innings by the Philadelphia bullpen.

The Phillies, who were coming off a three-game sweep of the National League East-leading Washington Nationals, wasted a first-inning grand slam from Ryan Howard and a homer from Chase Utley.

"(Rosenberg) is new," said Phillies manager Charlie Manuel. "He hasn't been out there that much. He's got a good arm but at the same time he needs experience in the big leagues."

Chris Young got the start for the Mets and allowed five runs on four hits with three walks over 4 1/3 innings. He was removed after Utley gave the Phillies a 5-4 lead with his ninth homer of the season.

Vance Worley countered with 4 1/3 innings for the Phillies and gave up four runs on nine hits. The righty hasn't won a game since Aug. 1 and has not reached 100 pitches in any of his last seven starts.

New York opened the game with three straight singles -- by Ruben Tejada, Daniel Murphy and Wright -- for a 1-0 lead.

Howard's first-inning blast was preceded by a pair of walks and a hit batsman. The former NL MVP then turned on a 1-2 fastball and sent it into the seats in right-center field, marking his 11th career grand slam and first of the season.

In the fourth, Duda led off with a single and two batters later Mike Baxter deposited his first homer of the year into the right-field stands, making it 4-3.

Wright's sacrifice fly in the fifth drove Worley from the game and scored Tejada, who led off with a ground-rule double and moved up on Murphy's base hit.

Game Notes

The Mets improved to 6-1 at Citizens Bank Park this season. They lead the season-series, 9-4 ... Worley threw 60 pitches. He is 0-3 over his last seven home starts.

Box Score:

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Preview: Game 129 - Mets at Phillies - Young vs Worley

New York Mets (59-69) at Philadelphia Phillies (61-67) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
C. Young (R) 14 3-7 4.335.13-34.228/21COLL7.0520-217.04.76
V. Worley (R) 22 6-9 4.065.22-55.008/22CINL6.0820-216.05.63

Young righty Vance Worley meets the New York Mets for the ninth time in his 53rd big-league appearance tonight when the Philadelphia Phillies host them in game one of a three-game set at Citizens Bank Park.

A 24-year-old from Sacramento, Worley was selected in the third round of the 2008 draft and reached the majors two years later in 2010, going 1-1 in five appearances with a 1.38 earned run average.

He upped his appearances to 25 - 21 starts - with the Phillies in 2011 and won 11 of 14 decisions, and is approaching his career mark for outings with 22 through his most recent start on Aug. 22.

He dropped a 3-2 verdict to Cincinnati in that start, allowing two runs on eight hits in six innings.

Worley hasn't won since Aug. 1 in Washington, when he allowed two unearned runs in seven innings of a 3-2 victory.

He last faced the Mets on July 3 in New York and was ripped for six runs on 10 hits in just four innings of an 11-1 defeat.

In 12 starts at home this year, he's 2-5 with a 5.00 ERA.

New York sends journeyman Chris Young to the mound for his 15th start of 2012, the most starts he's made since 2009.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 31 - Mets at Phillies - Comeback Kids Do it Again, Sweep Philly

Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, Pa.)

N.Y. Mets (18-13) «00100134110120
Philadelphia (14-18)0101020116151

W: T. Byrdak (2-0) L: K. Kendrick (0-3)
HR: NYM - I. Davis (4),A. Torres (1)   PHI - None

The Mets came back to defeat the Phillies for the third consecutive game Wednesday, this time scoring seven straight runs to spoil the return of Cliff Lee with a 10-6 victory in the finale of a three-game set.

Ike Davis hit a three-run homer, Andres Torres homered, tripled and knocked in two runs, and David Wright and Scott Hairston collected two hits and an RBI apiece to help New York sweep Philadelphia.

Tim Byrdak (2-0) pitched a third of an inning in relief of Dillon Gee to earn the win.

"We came in and got [the Phillies] at the right time," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "If something happened and they made a mistake, we capitalized on it."

Kyle Kendrick (0-3) gave up four hits, all doubles, two walks and five runs over an inning-plus to suffer the setback.

"I had no command of anything," admitted Kendrick. "It wasn't good."

Freddy Galvis tripled, doubled and drove in three runs as the Phillies dropped their fifth in six tries.

Lee -- placed on the DL on April 21 after suffering a left oblique strain during a 10-inning outing against the Giants -- was strong in his six innings of work, allowing two runs on five hits. He was in line for the win before Philadelphia's bullpen imploded once more.

Trailing 4-2 in the seventh, Justin Turner hit a fly ball over the head of Shane Victorino, allowing Kirk Nieuwenhuis to round the bases from first on the double.

The Mets then loaded the bases on another double and a walk, tied the game when Kendrick plunked pinch-hitter Lucas Duda, and took their first lead of the game on Torres' RBI groundout.

Wright and Scott Hairston each doubled for a run to start the eighth, before Davis crushed Jose Contreras' 2-0 offering off the face of the right-field deck at Citizens Bank Park with Hairston and Justin Turner aboard, pushing New York's lead to 9-4.

Galvis had an RBI triple in the eighth, but Torres launched a home run to lead off the ninth.

Philadelphia took the lead three separate times earlier in the contest.

Lee opened the scoring himself in the bottom of the second by legging out an infield single. That brought home Brian Schneider, who had smacked a two-out single and moved to third on Galvis' base hit.

New York got to Lee for a game-tying run in the third. Daniel Murphy lined a two-out double into the gap in left-center, plating Gee, who reached on a failed-bunt fielder's choice.

Placido Polanco and John Mayberry hit back-to-back singles to begin the home fourth and each moved up a base on Schneider's groundout. Polanco then came home on Galvis' groundout.

Victorino attempted to make a sliding grab on a soft liner by Torres in the sixth but the ball dropped under his glove, and Torres had a leadoff triple. Wright blooped a single to center two batters later to tie the game for a second time.

The Phillies took their final lead of the night with two runs in the sixth. With Schneider running from first on a full-count pitch, Galvis smoked an opposite-field double off the wall in left. Schneider came home on the play, and pinch-hitter Laynce Nix following by roping a single to center, bringing in Galvis.

Hunter Pence tripled home Jimmy Rollins in the home ninth.

Game Notes

Nix left the game in the sixth with a strained left calf. He is day-to- day...To make room for Lee on the roster, Philadelphia optioned reliever Michael Schwimer to Triple-A Lehigh Valley earlier Wednesday...The Phillies also optioned pitcher Joe Savery to Lehigh Valley after the game...Pence committed his first error of the season...Victorino (0-for-5) saw a nine- game hitting streak snapped...Lee threw 84 pitches (57 for strikes).

Box Score:

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Mets at Phillies - Game 31

Hairston will bat forth
Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 31:
  1. Torres-CF
  2. Murphy-2B
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Hairston-RF
  5. Rottino-LF
  6. Turner-SS
  7. Davis-1B
  8. Johnson-C
  9. Gee-RHP

Preview: Game 31 - Mets at Phillies - Cliff Lee Faces Mets after coming off the DL

New York Mets (17-13) at Philadelphia Phillies (14-17) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
D. Gee (R) 5 2-2 4.505.22-02.575/4ARIND6.0421-119.25.49
C. Lee (L) 3 0-1 1.966.10-15.144/18@SFND10.0700-123.01.96


Cliff Lee turned in a remarkable performance before spending nearly three weeks on the disabled list.

The Philadelphia Phillies would surely love to see a similar effort from their star left-hander - especially given their recent inability to contain the surging New York Mets.

Lee tries to help the Phillies avoid getting swept by the Mets at home for the first time in almost six years Wednesday night.

On the disabled list retroactive to April 19 with a strained left oblique, Lee (0-1, 1.96 ERA) is expected to be activated and take the hill for his fourth start this season. He declared himself ready to go after a successful bullpen session Saturday.

In his most recent outing before getting hurt, Lee allowed seven hits and struck out seven over 10 scoreless frames but didn't factor in the decision of a 1-0, 11-inning loss at San Francisco on April 18.

"It's the first time I ever threw 10 innings. It was neat," said Lee, who only threw 102 pitches and doesn't believe the length of the outing played a role in his injury.

The 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner had gone 2-0 with a 0.43 ERA over his first three starts against the Mets (17-13) before yielding four runs in seven innings of a 5-2 loss April 13. Lee is expected to throw around 80 pitches Wednesday.

It's safe to say New York has had Philadelphia's number of late. One night after Jordany Valdespin had a pinch-hit three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning of a 5-2 victory, the Mets posted a 7-4 win Tuesday - their 10th in come-from-behind fashion.

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