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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 132 - Phillies (3) at Mets (11) - Mets have offensive explosion

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W: C. Torres (3-2) L: E. Martin (2-3)
HR: PHI - R. Bernadina (4)   NYM - A. Recker (6),A. Brown (5)


Eric Young went 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored, Carlos Torres tossed 6 2/3 solid innings and the New York Mets dominated the Philadelphia Phillies, 11-3, to split a four-game series.

Daniel Murphy went 4-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored for the Mets, who went 3-6 on a nine-game homestand. Anthony Recker and Andrew Brown homered.

Torres (3-2) allowed one run on four hits while striking out six.

Roger Bernadina hit a two-run homer for the Phillies, who fell to 3-15 over their last 18 road game. Darin Ruf added an RBI.

Philadelphia starter Ethan Martin (2-3) gave up three runs on four hits while striking out a career-high nine batters over four innings.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 132

den Dekker's Met debut

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 132:

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. Andrew Brown, rf
  4. Lucas Duda, 1b
  5. Justin Turner, 3b
  6. Matt den Dekker, cf
  7. Anthony Recker, c
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Carlos Torres, rhp

Preview: Game 132 - Phillies at Mets - Martin vs Torres (would of been Harvey's Day)

Philadelphia Phillies (61-72) at New York Mets (59-72) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
E. Martin (R) 5 2-2 6.334.00-15.408/24ARIND0.2331-112.06.00
C. Torres (R) 3 2-2 2.964.22-00.797/28@WSHL3.0980-03.22.45


The New York Mets didn't have much going for them during another dismal season other than Matt Harvey making a run at becoming the team's second consecutive NL Cy Young Award winner.

With the phenom now sidelined with a serious injury, Carlos Torres will take Harvey's place on the mound Thursday against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies.

The Mets (59-72) are headed toward their fifth straight losing season, and it got even worse when they found out Harvey's MRI revealed a torn ligament in his pitching elbow that will likely sideline him for the rest of 2013.

Harvey had a 2.27 ERA and was vying to follow R.A. Dickey as New York's second straight Cy Young winner, but his spot in the rotation will now be filled by Torres.

Torres (2-2, 2.96 ERA) hasn't started since giving up eight runs and nine hits in three innings of a 14-1 loss to Washington on July 28. The right-hander posted a 2.65 ERA in 13 relief appearances since, most recently going two-thirds of an inning in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Phillies.

Philadelphia's Ethan Martin (2-2, 6.33) went two-thirds of an inning in his last outing as well -- but that was a start. The rookie right-hander allowed three runs and three hits while walking three -- all coming after he retired the first two batters -- in Saturday's 12-7, 18-inning loss to Arizona.

Recap: Game 131 - Phillies (6) at Mets (2) - Hamels tames Kiddy Mets

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W: C. Hamels (6-13) L: D. Matsuzaka (0-2)
HR: PHI - C. Ruiz (5)   NYM - None


Cole Hamels pitched seven solid innings and helped the Philadelphia Phillies defeat the New York Mets, 6-2, in the third contest of a four-game series at Citi Field.

Hamels (6-13) struck out eight and gave up two runs on nine hits and a walk. Despite only winning twice in his last nine starts, the 29-year-old southpaw has not lost since July 26. He drove in two runs.

Carlos Ruiz hit a solo shot while Jimmy Rollins. Kevin Frandsen and John Mayberry Jr. had an RBI apiece for the Phillies, who have won twice in this series.

Ike Davis and Andrew Brown each drove in a run for the Mets, who have lost six of their last seven games. Starter Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-2) allowed four runs on six hits and four walks over 4 1/3 innings.

The Mets got on the board in the third. Eric Young Jr. hit into a fielder's choice to center and stole second. After Juan Lagares walked and Brown fouled out, Davis delivered an RBI single to left.

The Phillies responded in the fourth. With two outs and a man on second, Rollins ripped an RBI double to left.

An inning later, they scored three runs. Ruiz knocked a one-out single, Michael Young hit a ground-rule double to right and Cody Asche walked, loading the bases. Mayberry was then hit by a pitch.

Matsuzaka was replaced by Robert Carson, but after striking out pinch-hitter Darin Ruf, he gave up an two-run single to left from Hamels.

Ruiz homered to left off Carson in the sixth.

In the seventh, pinch-hitter Daniel Murphy singled and later stole third. Brown then brought him home with a two-out double to left-center.

The Phillies tacked on a run in the ninth. John McDonald reached first on an error by Wilmer Flores. After a grounder from Mayberry and a single by Ruf, pinch-hitter Frandsen reached first on a fielding error by Mets reliever Scott Atchison, and McDonald scored.

Game Notes

Hamels has allowed three earned runs or less in each of his last seven starts, including an eight-inning shutout on August 1 ... Asche is on a nine-game hitting streak ... Roger Bernadina went 0-for-6 with three strikeouts ... Philadelphia hit 4-for-18 with runners in scoring position and stranded 14 ... The Phillies have won nine of their last 12 games at Citi Field, outscoring the Mets, 65-35 ... Philadelphia's Ethan Martin is scheduled to face New York's Carlos Torres in Thursday's series finale.

Box Score:

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 131

The Future is Now!

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 131 :

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Juan Lagares, cf
  3. Andrew Brown, rf
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Josh Satin, 3b
  6. Wilmer Flores, 2b
  7. Justin Turner, ss
  8. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  9. Daisuke Matsuzaka, rhp

Preview Game 131 - Phillies at Mets - Hamels vs Matsuzaka

Philadelphia Phillies (60-72) at New York Mets (59-71) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
C. Hamels (L) 27 5-13 3.626.13-73.398/23ARIND7.0631-023.02.35
D. Matsuzaka (R) 1 0-1 9.005.20-19.008/23DETL5.0650-15.09.00


Cole Hamels has often struggled against the Mets, but this might be the most depleted New York lineup he has ever faced.

The left-hander will look to take advantage Wednesday as the Philadelphia Phillies visit the Mets.

Hamels (5-13, 3.62 ERA) has a 6-12 career record versus the Mets, his worst against any team he's faced at least four times. He has lost both of his starts against them over the past three months, giving up eight runs and 14 hits in 11 innings.

Fortunately for Hamels, David Wright, who has a .339 lifetime average and four homers off the left-hander, is out with a strained right hamstring.

Plus, Marlon Byrd and John Buck were traded to Pittsburgh on Tuesday, leaving New York (59-71) without three of its four RBI leaders.

"I can't tell you how much value they brought to this team, especially with what we've gone through throughout this season," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "But they're not here now, so my attention has to be to the other 25 guys."

Collins was left starting three rookies along with little-used Andrew Brown on Tuesday. The Mets had only five hits, but they beat the Phillies 5-0 as Jonathon Niese pitched a shutout and had a three-run double.

Happy Recap: Game 130 - Phillies (0) at Mets (5) - Niese pitches complete game shut out

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W: J. Niese (6-6) L: K. Kendrick (10-11)
HR: PHI - None   NYM - None


Jonathon Niese pitched his second career shutout and added a three-run double, and the new-look New York Mets snapped a five-game losing streak with a 5-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Prior to the game, the Mets traded outfielder Marlon Byrd, catcher John Buck and cash considerations to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for minor league infielder Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later.

However, despite dealing their home run leader in Byrd, and the Mets still playing without their franchise star David Wright, who is battling a strained hamstring, New York generated more than enough offense in the second portion of this four-game series.

Niese (6-6) allowed just three hits and a walk while striking out five for his first shutout since June 10, 2010. The 26-year-old southpaw has been performing great since returning from the disabled list, picking up his third win in four starts.

Daniel Murphy and Travis d'Arnaud had an RBI apiece for New York.

Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick (10-11) gave up all five runs -- one earned -- on five hits and four walks over six innings.

The Mets got on the board in the third. Niese walked with one out and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt from Eric Young. Murphy then knocked a single to right, scoring Niese.

They added four more runs in the sixth. With one out and the bases loaded, d'Arnaud hit a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Andrew Brown. Kendrick then intentionally walked Omar Quintaniila, before giving up a bases-clearing double to left-center from Niese.

Meanwhile, Niese didn't allow a runner past first until the eighth, when he gave up a leadoff double to Michael Young. However, that would be it, as he retired the next three batters.

In the ninth, he walked Jimmy Rollins with two outs, but got Chase Utley to fly out to center field to end the game.

Game Notes

The Mets also placed pitcher Matt Harvey on the 15-day disabled list with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament of his right elbow ... Niese entered the game 3-2 with a 2.25 ERA in six career starts against the Phillies. He also has a 2.54 ERA at home this season ... The Mets have won three of their last four at home against the Phillies, but are 6-11 over the last two years versus Philadelphia at Citi Field ... The Phillies lost for just the third time in their last 10 games.

Box Score:

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 130

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 130

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. Andrew Brown, rf
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Wilmer Flores, 3b
  6. Juan Lagares, cf
  7. Travis d’Arnaud, c
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Jonathon Niese, lhp

Preview: Game 130 - Phillies at Mets - Kendrick vs Niese

Philadelphia Phillies (60-71) at New York Mets (58-71) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
K. Kendrick (R) 26 10-10 4.515.24-54.548/22COLND5.0840-215.15.87
J. Niese (L) 17 5-6 4.035.21-42.938/21ATLND7.0512-019.02.84


A day after Harvey was lost for the season, the Mets will try to avoid matching their longest slide of 2013 on Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies.

New York (58-71) hasn't reached the playoffs since 2006 and seems headed for a fifth straight losing season for the first time since a six-year stretch from 1991-96.

Harvey was giving the Mets optimism that at least one of those streaks would end soon.

Instead, the 24-year-old phenom was ruled out for the remainder of 2013 after a partially torn ligament in his right elbow was discovered Monday. Harvey and the Mets are hopeful that he'll avoid Tommy John surgery, but that decision isn't likely to come for at least two more weeks.

"It was tough. Obviously it was the last thing I was expecting. I am going to do everything I can to avoid surgery," said Harvey, the NL starter in last month's All-Star game at Citi Field and owner of a 2.27 ERA -- second-lowest in the majors.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Recap: Game 129 - Phillies (2) at Mets (1) - Zach Impresses, Bats Flutter

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W: C. Lee (11-6) L: Z. Wheeler (6-3) S: J. Papelbon (22)
HR: PHI - None   NYM - None


Cliff Lee pitched eight solid innings and Cody Asche hit a two-run triple as the Philadelphia Phillies took a 2-1 win over the New York Mets to open a four-game series.

Lee (11-6) gave up just one run on five hits with a walk and seven strikeouts to win for the first time since July 5 against Atlanta. He was 0-4 in his previous six starts.

Michael Young had two hits and scored once, while Darin Ruf also scored for the Phillies, who have won seven of their past nine games.

Zack Wheeler (6-3) was the hard-luck loser as he worked 6 2/3 innings and gave up just two runs and five hits with a walk and seven strikeouts. Andrew Brown drove in the lone run of the game for the Mets, who have dropped five straight.

Before the game, the Mets received some terrible news as phenom pitcher Matt Harvey's season is over after an MRI on Monday revealed that he has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow.

He earned his first career All-Star nod this season and finishes his second campaign 9-5 with a 2.27 earned run average in 26 games.

The Mets got on the board in the second inning as Marlon Byrd doubled to start the inning and quickly came home when Brown singled to center. Lee limited the damage by retiring the next three batters.

Philadelphia went on top in the fourth inning. With two outs, Young kept the inning alive with a single and Ruf worked a walk. Asche then launched a pitch that rolled to the wall in right for a triple.

After giving up a one-out single in the fourth, Lee got Brown to hit into a double play and didn't allow a man on base over the next three innings.

Travis d'Arnuad singled with one out in the eighth and pinch-hitter Lucas Duda drew a two-out walk to bring the tying run to scoring position, but Lee struck out Juan Lagares.

Jonathan Papelbon worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his 22nd save of the season.

Game Notes

The Phillies have won eight of the 13 games against the Mets this season ... Lee moved to 6-2 in 11 career starts against the Mets ... Philly left seven men on base after batting 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 129

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 129:

  1. Juan Lagares, cf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. Josh Satin, 1b
  4. Marlon Byrd, rf
  5. Andrew Brown, lf
  6. Wilmer Flores, 3b
  7. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  8. Justin Turner, ss
  9. Zack Wheeler, rhp

Preview: Game 129 - Phillies at Mets - Lee vs Wheeler

Philadelphia Phillies (59-71) at New York Mets (58-70) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
C. Lee (L) 24 10-6 3.166.16-22.598/21COLND7.0920-121.03.43
Z. Wheeler (R) 12 6-2 3.495.22-25.678/20ATLW6.2632-019.02.37


Lefty Cliff Lee tries again for a first win since before the All-Star break when the Philadelphia Phillies visit Citi Field for the first game of a four-game series with the New York Mets.

A 17-game winner in 2011 before plummeting to just six wins in 30 starts last season, Lee was 10-2 after a 5-4 defeat of the Atlanta Braves on July 5. He went 6 1/3 innings in that game and gave up four runs, then dropped a 5-1 verdict to Washington in his final pre-break appearance five days later.

The Mets beat him, 5-0, in his first start after the break on July 21, and Lee has gone 0-2 in four more starts since while allowing 12 runs on 29 hits in 26 innings of work.

He's 5-2 in 10 career starts against the Mets.

For New York, righty Zack Wheeler faces the Phillies for the second time in his 13th career start.

Wheeler took a no-decision upon meeting Philadelphia for the first time on July 20 at home, where he allowed seven hits and two runs in 4 2/3 innings while walking two and striking out five.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 94 - Phillies (0) at Mets (5) - Harvey shuts down Phillies, Mets hit 3 HR's

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W: M. Harvey (8-2) L: C. Lee (10-4)
HR: PHI - None   NYM - D. Wright (15),M. Byrd (17),J. Lagares (2)


Matt Harvey stifled the Philadelphia Phillies' bats over seven strong innings and the New York Mets supported the phenom with three home runs in Sunday's 5-0 win.

Harvey (8-2), back on the Citi Field mound after starting Tuesday's All-Star Game, recorded 10 strikeouts and did not walk a batter in his first home win since April 19.

The right-hander didn't allow a hit until Chase Utley's one-out single in the fourth. The Phillies mustered only two more hits, a Michael Young single and a Delmon Young double, before Harvey gave way to Scott Atchison after throwing 112 pitches in the rubber match of a three-game set.

Fellow All-Star Cliff Lee (10-4) got the starting nod for Philadelphia and he was victimized by the long ball again. The southpaw, making his 300th career start, lasted six frames and surrendered seven hits, three of which were homers. Lee gave up four solo homers in his final pre-All-Star outing, a 5-1 loss to Washington.

David Wright and Marlon Byrd hit consecutive homers to left field with two outs in the first inning, the first time this season the Mets went back-to- back.

It remained a 2-0 game until the fourth inning, when a second video review resulted Juan Lagares being credited with a three-run blast, not an RBI double.

The umpires had signaled the ball hit by Wright in the opening frame a home run, but still looked at the replay to confirm their ruling. The liner clearly ricocheted off the railing above the wall.

Lagares' drive was not as definitive as the ball appeared to hit the top of the wall in left. However, the video evidence showed a carom off the railing, too.

Game Notes

Harvey was 0-2 in his previous nine home starts despite a 2.56 ERA ... Wright now has 219 career home runs, one behind Mike Piazza for second place on the Mets' all-time list ... Byrd has driven in at least one run in five straight games ... The Phillies were looking to win their fifth straight series ... Lee suffered his second loss in 12 road starts this season and first since May 1 at Cleveland ... Atchison allowed one hit in two innings of work ... New York second baseman Daniel Murphy had a 10-game hitting streak come to an end after going 0-for-4.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 94

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 94
  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 94 - Phillies at Mets - Lee vs Harvey

Philadelphia Phillies (49-49) at New York Mets (42-51) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
C. Lee (L) 19 10-3 2.866.16-12.097/10WSHL7.0941-114.15.65
M. Harvey (R) 19 7-2 2.356.12-22.217/16ALSND2.0100-115.04.80


Coming off a start in the All-Star game in his home park, New York Mets righty Matt Harvey faces a tough task Sunday afternoon going up against Cliff Lee and the Philadelphia Phillies.

Harvey heads into the rubber match of this three-game series at Citi Field leading the National League with 147 strikeouts. He's also tied for third in ERA (2.35) and is limiting opponents to a batting average of .196, which is also a top-5 stat in the NL.

Aside from pitching two innings Tuesday at Citi Field, Harvey's last regular season appearance came in San Francisco on July 8, when he didn't get a decision after allowing three runs over seven innings during the Mets' 4-3, 16-inning win.

Harvey, who is 0-1 over his last three starts, has yet to lose in his career against the Phillies. He's 3-0 with a 1.37 ERA in four lifetime games.

It's been a long time since Harvey's had a winning decision at Citi Field. He's 0-2 over his last nine home starts and hasn't won in Flushing since April 19 versus the Nationals.

Lee was on an incredible roll, going 8-0 over a 12-start span until his final start prior to the All-Star break. That's when the lefty suffered a 5-1 loss to the Nationals. Lee gave up four solo homers over his seven-inning performance.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 93 - Phillies (4) at Mets (5) - Parnell survives the ninth for win

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W: G. Germen (1-1) L: C. Hamels (4-12) S: B. Parnell (18)
HR: PHI - J. Rollins (5),C. Utley (13)   NYM - None


Five different Mets knocked in a run and New York rattled Cole Hamels during a three-run first inning before holding on late to a 5-4 victory against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field.

Daniel Murphy and Marlon Byrd each had two hits and Juan Lagares went 3-for-5, all driving in a run apiece to help the Mets end the Phillies' seven-game run over the club in Queens.

David Wright and Anthony Recker each recorded an RBI as well, and the Mets survived in the ninth after Bobby Parnell served up a two-run homer to Chase Utley to secure a split of the first two tilts in this three-game set.

Zack Wheeler struggled with his command and exited with the bases loaded after working 4 2/3 innings, but Gonzalez Germen (1-1) put out the fire by recording the final out of the fifth.

Philadelphia put up 13 runs to capture the series opener on Friday, but the offense stalled in Saturday's middle test, going 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position.

Hamels (4-12) has never lost so many games in a season over the course of his career. He was lifted after five innings, charged with four runs on seven hits in the setback.

Jimmy Rollins yanked Wheeler's third pitch of the game just clear of the right-field wall to open up the early advantage for the Phillies, but Hamels failed to maintain it while struggling through a 34-pitch first inning.

Murphy roped a one-out double against the lefty and swiped third as Wright worked a walk. Byrd then lined the first pitch he saw into left to even the score at 1-1.

The Mets plated two more after Hamels walked another in Josh Satin. Lagares drove in Wright with a looper over the head of Utley at second and Recker beat out a double-play ball to make it 3-1 New York.

The Phillies had an excellent opportunity against Wheeler in the fifth after their first three batters of the frame reached base, however they only came away with a sacrifice fly from Utley.

Wheeler departed at 106 pitches after reloading the bases on a two-out walk to Darin Ruf, however Germen took over and fanned Delmon Young on five pitches to avoid further trouble.

New York got the run back in home portion of the fifth, with Eric Young Jr. scoring on a sharp line-drive single from Wright, then tacked on another in the seventh on Murphy's RBI base hit to go ahead 5-2.

Parnell recorded the first two outs of the ninth easily before an error on Satin allowed the frame to continue. Utley then crushed a 2-2 offering well into the right-field seats to make it 5-4.

Domonic Brown reached with a double to put the tying run in scoring position, but Parnell got Ruf to line out hard to second to end the game.

Game Notes

Rollins went 2-for-5 and pushed his hitting streak against New York to 16 games. His homer was his first in 162 at-bats ... The Phils were attempting to match their longest winning streak in Flushing, last set from May 1-Sept. 11, 1980 ... Murphy extended his hitting streak to 10 games.

Box Score:

Preview: Game 93 - Phillies at Mets - Hamels vs Wheeler

Philadelphia Phillies (49-48) at New York Mets (41-51) 1:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
C. Hamels (L) 20 4-11 4.056.12-53.527/14CHWND8.0822-023.01.57
Z. Wheeler (R) 5 3-1 3.545.10-19.647/10@SFW7.0312-116.23.78


After gaining just two victories over his first 16 starts, Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels has found a groove and other teams have been hard-pressed to solve the three-time All-Star.

Hamels tries to win his third consecutive decision when the Phillies continue a three-game series against the New York Mets at Citi Field Saturday afternoon.

Over his last three starts, Hamels has given up a total of four earned runs, covering 23 innings. His last defeat came June 21 to the Mets at Citizens Bank Park.

The Mets have certainly been tough on Hamels as evidenced by his 6-11 mark in 23 career starts against the NL East rival. That includes a 4.28 ERA.

Rookie right-hander Zack Wheeler, who has won his last two starts, counters for the Mets. He allowed only three hits and a run over seven innings at San Francisco on July 10.

This will mark the second career start at Citi Field for Wheeler, who suffered his only career loss in the Mets' 13-2 defeat against the Nationals on June 30 in Flushing.

The Phillies are over .500 for the first time in more than a month and have climbed into second place in the NL East, a half-game ahead of Washington, but 6 1/2 behind first-place Atlanta. A win today would give the Phillies their fifth straight series triumph.

Recap: Game 92 - Phillies (13) at Mets (8) - Phillies beat down Mets at home

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W: K. Kendrick (9-6) L: J. Hefner (4-7)
HR: PHI - D. Brown (24),M. Young (7),C. Utley (12)   NYM - M. Byrd (16),D. Wright (14)


The Philadelphia Phillies came out of the All- Star break swinging and as a result, are back over the .500 mark for the first time in over a month.

Domonic Brown went 3-for-5 with a home run and was one of five Phillies with multiple hits in Friday's 13-8 thumping of Jeremy Hefner and the New York Mets at Citi Field.

The Phillies wasted no time in hanging 11 runs on the board in the first three frames. Michael Young stroked a three-run homer, John Mayberry knocked in two runs and Delmon Young ended with three hits and an RBI in the outburst.

Hefner (4-7) took the brunt of it, charged with eight of the runs on 10 hits in two-plus innings of work. New York ended with five unanswered runs, capped on David Wright's two-run homer, but the deficit was too great to overcome.

"It was execution," Hefner said. "A couple of not hard hit balls dropped in. Previously, especially in the last two months, those balls were getting caught."

The Met starter was undefeated in his previous six outings coming in, but his struggles against the Phillies continued. He owns a 13.75 ERA in six career games against the club, and Philadelphia has won seven straight in Queens.

Kyle Kendrick (9-6) served up a three-run homer to Marlon Byrd and was charged with six runs in 5 2/3 innings, but was good enough to get a win behind an offense that generated 15 hits.

Chase Utley added a two-run homer late and had three RBI for the Phillies (49-48), winners in nine of their last 12 and above .500 for the first time since June 6.

"We just have to keep it rolling. Guys are playing good right now," Kendrick said.

The Phillies made Hefner's fantastic end to the first half seem like a distant memory from the get go, battering the right-hander with six hits -- including five in a row -- during a four-run first inning.

It started with Utley's RBI triple over the head of Kirk Nieuwenhuis in center, and the Phillies received three run-scoring singles on Brown's knock into left, Delmon Young's infield hit and Mayberry's slapper into left.

Brown's towering leadoff homer in the third opened a five-run edge for Philly, and Hefner's day ended without getting an out in the frame, with Delmon Young and Mayberry chasing him from the contest following run-scoring hits.

Reliever Greg Burke didn't fare much better, immediately serving up an RBI double to Carlos Ruiz. Philadelphia sent 10 batters to the plate in the inning and Michael Young added the final blow with a three-run homer to make it 11-0.

The Mets didn't record their first hit until the fourth when they strung together five in a row to start the frame, which was highlighted by Byrd's three-run homer.

Utley's two-run shot in the fifth made it 13-3, but New York got a run back in the home half on an RBI groundout from Daniel Murphy.

The Mets pushed two more runs across the following frame and were behind 13-6 with a threat going, but pinch-hitter Josh Satin grounded out with the bases loaded to end the inning.

Wright stroked a two-run homer in the ninth to account for the final margin.

Game Notes

Philly's seven straight wins on the road against the Mets matches a similar streak from June 5-Sept. 14, 2007 ... The Phillies boast a 315-198 record in post All-Star break play since 2007 ... Philadelphia's Jimmy Rollins went 1- for-5 to extend a hitting streak against New York to 15 games ... The Mets fell to 17-28 at home this season ... Omar Quintanilla and Juan Lagares each knocked in a run for New York.

Box Score:

Friday, July 19, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 92

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 92

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

Here's the first Mets lineup of the second half. Jeremy Hefner will face Kyle Kendrick in the first game of a three-game set.

Notice: Ike Davis is hitting 5th, instead of 4th in Tonight's Lineup.....

Lets Go Mets!!!!

Preview: Game 92 - Phillies at Mets - Kendrick vs Hefner

Philadelphia Phillies (48-48) at New York Mets (41-50) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
K. Kendrick (R) 19 8-6 3.685.23-33.797/11WSHW7.0511-218.05.00
J. Hefner (R) 18 4-6 3.335.21-32.687/12@PITND7.0322-021.01.71


A successful homestand leading up to the All-Star break has the Philadelphia Phillies thinking they are still contenders in the NL East.

The Phils will try to stay on that line of thinking with a solid road trip out of the hiatus, beginning on Friday night with the first of three straight against the New York Mets.

With the front office hinting that a losing residency could result in the club becoming sellers ahead of the July 31 trade deadline, the Phillies won seven of their 10 home games and nine of 13 overall to close the first half at 48-48. That put Philadelphia at the .500 mark for the first time since June 7 and has the club 6 1/2 games back of Atlanta for first place in the division.

"What's meaningful is that we're not out of the race, with 60-something games left," said Phils shortstop Jimmy Rollins. "That's going to determine the season. I've said it before, no matter how good you are, you're going to lose 50 games and win 50 games. So those 62 is where it makes the difference."

So will this upcoming nine-game road trip, which features some tough matchups for the Phillies. After doing battle with the rival Mets, they will visit the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals before playing three against the top team in the AL Central, the Detroit Tigers.

Philadelphia lost a key piece of its offense right before the break as center fielder Ben Revere broke his ankle during the 11th inning of the first game of last Saturday's doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox and is slated to miss 6-to-8 weeks following surgery on Tuesday.

First baseman Ryan Howard has the same timetable following left knee surgery in early July and pitchers Roy Halladay (right shoulder) and Mike Adams (partially torn right rotator cuff) are also out.

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