Showing posts with label Phillies at Mets. Show all posts
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 108 - Phillies (2) at Mets (11) - Duda and Co. Do damage at Citi


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W: Z. Wheeler (6-8) L: K. Kendrick (5-11)
HR: PHI - J. Rollins (15)   NYM - D. Murphy (8),L. Duda (19)

Recap:

Lucas Duda continued his recent tear and Zack Wheeler pitched into the seventh inning, as the New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 11-2, in the rubber match of a three-game set Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field.

Daniel Murphy added a three-run homer, finishing 3-for-5 with two runs scored, and Ruben Tejada and Juan Lagares had three hits apiece for the Mets, who have won six of nine.

Duda finished 2-for-5 with a homer, three RBIs and two runs scored for New York, which has won four straight home series. The first baseman, who was also robbed of a homer in this game, is riding a modest six-game hitting streak, belting four homers and driving in 10 runs over that span. Since the All-Star break, Duda is hitting .302 (13-for-43) with five homers, 11 RBIs and 11 runs scored.

Wheeler (6-8) allowed two runs on seven hits, striking out four and walking two to win his third straight decision. The right-hander has tossed at least six innings in his last six trips to the hill, allowing two runs or fewer each time.

Jimmy Rollins hit a pinch-hit home run and Ryan Howard drove in a run for the Phillies, who have lost eight of 12 to the Mets this season.

Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick (5-11) suffered the loss, allowing four runs on seven hits, striking out four and walking two over six frames. The right- hander has dropped three of his last four starts.

After Phils center fielder Ben Revere kept it a scoreless game in the fourth inning, making a leaping catch at the wall in right-center to rob Duda of a home run, he played a part in getting Philadelphia on the board in the fifth.

Revere led off the inning with a double, stole third with two outs and then scored when Howard ended a personal 0-for-12 slump with a double.

The Mets though, took the lead in the bottom of the inning. Lagares and Tejada began the inning with consecutive singles and then advanced 90 feet on Wheeler's sacrifice bunt. Curtis Granderson was then walked to load the bases for Murphy.

Kendrick uncorked a wild pitch on the first offering to Murphy to allow Lagares to score the game-tying run. Then, his 2-1 pitch to Murphy was deposited into the stands in left field for a 4-1 lead.

Rollins hit a pinch-hit homer to lead off the seventh to cut the visitors' deficit to 4-2, but the Mets put the game out of reach in the home half.

Duda, Travis d'Arnaud, Chris Young, Tejada and relief pitcher Jeurys Familia all came through with RBI singles in the frame to make it a 9-2 contest.

Duda rounded out the scoring with his two-run homer in the eighth, with Murphy aboard thanks to a single two batters prior.

Game Notes

Revere's stolen base was his 29th of the season ... Murphy hit his eighth HR of the season. He leads the NL with 130 hits ... Duda's HR was his 19th of the season ... Familia's RBI was the first of his career ... The Mets improved to 5-1-1 in their last seven series ... New York also upped its mark to 23-13 during day games this season ... Rollins has 15 HRs this season ... Granderson ended 1-for-4 with two runs scored for the Mets.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 108


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 108

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
5. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
6. Chris Young (R) LF
7. Juan Lagares (R) CF
8. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
9. Zack Wheeler (L) P

Preview: Game 108 - Phillies at Mets - Kendrick vs Wheeler


Preview: Game 108
Philadelphia Phillies (47-60) at New York Mets (51-56)

Probable Pitchers:
Kyle Kendrick (5-10, 4.87 ERA) vs Zack Wheeler ( 5-8, 3.64 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch: 12:10 PM

The Mets attempt to bounce back from another rough performance at the plate and provide some support for Wheeler on Wednesday against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Zack Wheeler (5-8, 3.64 ERA) was tagged for six runs in two innings of an 8-5 loss to Oakland on June 25, but he's rebounded with a 1.41 ERA and a 2-0 record in five starts since.

The right-hander seemed to do that Friday, allowing two runs -- one earned -- and three hits with nine strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings before Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer in the ninth of a 3-2 win at Milwaukee.

Wheeler, though, didn't get any supporting runs for his second straight game, and he's been backed by three or fewer in 16 of his 21 starts, going 1-8 despite a 3.86 ERA. That includes a 1.42 ERA without a decision over the last three such games, with New York losing two of them.

He got enough help at Philadelphia (47-60) on May 29, striking out nine while allowing one run in 6 1/3 innings of a 4-1 win.

The Mets (51-56) were blanked 6-0 on Tuesday with Chase Utley providing the big blow with his first grand slam since 2010. New York was shut out for the ninth time to surpass its total from all last year and has scored three runs or fewer in 10 of 11 games, batting .193 in that stretch.

Tuesday's win was the fourth in six games for the Phillies, who have batted .291 during that span, 50 points higher than their season mark.

Grady Sizemore's .314 average in 14 games since being recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley has been a pleasant surprise. His home run Tuesday was his first in a Phillies uniform and his first since April 11 with Boston.

Philadelphia sends Kyle Kendrick (5-10, 4.87) to the mound hoping he can win back-to-back starts for the second time this year. The right-hander earned a 9-5 win over Arizona on Friday, allowing three runs and six hits over 5 2/3 innings.

However, Kendrick failed to complete six innings for the fourth straight start, and he's 2-2 with an 8.59 ERA over that stretch.

That was the case in his most recent visit to Citi Field on May 10, yielding four runs in 5 1/3 innings before the offense bailed him out by rallying for a 5-4 win.

He's 0-1 with a 4.67 ERA over his last three starts against the Mets after going 4-0 with a 3.18 ERA in the previous four meetings.

Mets third baseman David Wright is 13 for 34 (.382) with three homers the past four seasons against Kendrick.

Batter vs Pitcher:

Recap: Game 107 - Phillies (6) at Mets (0) - Phillies three HRs launch them to Victory



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W: C. Hamels (6-5) L: D. Gee (4-4)
HR: PHI - J. Rollins (14),G. Sizemore (3),C. Utley (9)  NYM - None

Recap:

Cole Hamels pitched eight strong innings as the Philadelphia Phillies grabbed a 6-0 win over the New York Mets in the second of a three-game set.

Hamels (6-5) allowed just six hits without a walk, striking out eight to win his third straight start.

Chase Utley hit a grand slam, while Jimmy Rollins and Grady Sizemore each added a solo home run for the Phillies, who have won four of their last six.

Dillon Gee was tagged for five runs on five hits and three walks over 6 2/3 innings for the Mets, who had won five of seven coming in.

The Phillies' first home run came in the third when Rollins hit one off the top of the fence in right field for a 1-0 lead.

In the fourth, Sizemore lined a pitch off the foul pole in right field for his first home run as a Phillie and a 2-0 advantage.

The seventh saw Domonic Brown single and, with two outs, Ben Revere get hit by a pitch. Rollins then walked to load the bases for Utley, who crushed a pitch over the right field wall for his ninth home run of the season.

Hamels allowed a two-out double by David Wright in the third inning, but he then struck out Eric Campbell.

The final out of the fourth inning started a run by Hamels that saw him retire the final 13 batters he faced.

Game Notes

Hamels improved to 8-14 in 30 career starts against the Mets ... New York has won seven of the 11 games against Philadelphia this season.

Box Score:

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 107


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 107


1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Eric Campbell (R) 1B
5. Chris Young (R) LF
6. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
7. Juan Lagares (R) CF
8. Wilmer Flores (R) SS
9. Dillon Gee (R) P

Preview: Game 107 - Phillies at Mets - Hamels vs Gee


Preview: Game 107
Philadelphia Phillies (46-60) at New York Mets (51-55)

Probable Pitchers:
Cole Hamels (5-5, 2.72 ERA) vs Dillon Gee (4-3, 3.49 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - 710 WOR AM - First Pitch: 7:10 PM


The New York Mets have been swinging hot bats during a positive stretch at Citi Field, though they might have a difficult time continuing that trend against one of the NL's top pitchers.

As the Mets go for their longest home winning streak in four years Tuesday night, Philadelphia's Cole Hamels hopes to keep showing the Phillies why they might be better off holding on to him through the trade deadline.

New York (51-55) has averaged 5.9 runs while winning eight of nine at home, scoring four in the first inning and three in the fifth off A.J. Burnett in Monday's 7-1 win to open this three-game set.

Travis d'Arnaud had a three-run homer and two doubles to lead the onslaught. Lucas Duda added an RBI single and is hitting .354 with 13 RBIs in his last 15 home games.

New York, however, could have a tougher time with Hamels as it looks to win five straight home games for the first time since a nine-game run from May 22-June 8, 2010.

Hamels (5-5, 2.72 ERA) ranks ninth in the NL in ERA, including a 1.74 mark over his last 11 starts as he's limited opponents to three runs or less in each. He won a second straight outing for the first time this season Thursday, allowing one run and striking out 10 over eight innings in a 2-1 victory over San Francisco.

Hamels is 7-14 with a 4.38 ERA in 29 career starts against the Mets as he meets them for the fourth time in 2014. He allowed a season high six runs over 4 2/3 innings in a 6-1 loss April 29, then did not factor in the decision in May and June starts when he gave up one earned run over seven innings in each with a combined 18 strikeouts as Philadelphia lost both.

Daniel Murphy is hitting .386 lifetime off Hamels, going 5 for 10 with two doubles this season.

New York's Dillon Gee (4-3, 3.49) hopes to regroup after giving up a season-high six runs over five innings in Thursday's 9-1 loss at Milwaukee. He's 1-2 with a 5.82 ERA in three starts after missing two months with a strained right lat.

The right-hander is 3-3 with a 6.71 ERA in 10 career starts against the Phillies. In his only meeting this season, he surrendered three runs over six innings before the bullpen blew a one-run lead in a 5-4 home loss May 10.

Jimmy Rollins went 2 for 3 with a home run off Gee in that contest and is 11 for 22 lifetime in the matchup.

Ryan Howard is 9 for 18 off Gee with six home runs -- twice as many as any other player against him -- but went 0 for 5 with an error Monday. He was 7 for 19 with a home run in his previous four games.

Former Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd is batting .362 in his last 10 games after Monday's four-hit effort. Carlos Ruiz also had four hits, leaving him 8 for 16 since missing nearly a month with a concussion.

Batter vs Pitcher:

Happy Recap: Game 106 - Phillies (1) at Mets (7) - Colon, d'Arnaud Shine in win



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W: B. Colon (10-8) L: A. Burnett (6-10)
HR: PHI - None   NYM - T. d'Arnaud (7)

Recap:

Bartolo Colon pitched into the eighth inning and Travis d'Arnaud hit a three-run home run as the New York Mets thumped the Philadelphia Phillies, 7-1, in the opener of a three-game series.

Colon (10-8) gave up 10 hits and a run in 7 2/3 innings, striking out six while walking one to win his second straight start.

Juan Lagares drove in two, while Lucas Duda scored twice for the Mets, who have won five of their last seven.

Carlos Ruiz was the lone bright spot for the Phillies as he went 4-for-4 with an RBI as the team fell for the sixth time in their past nine games. A.J. Burnett (6-10) was banged up for all seven runs on eight hits in five innings of work.

The Mets jumped all over Burnett in the first inning and it got started with a walk from Curtis Granderson and he scored when Daniel Murphy followed with a double. Two batters later, Duda scored Murphy. Following a double from d'Arnaud that put men on second and third, Lagares doubled home both runners for a 4-0 lead.

The Phillies had baserunners in each of the first four innings, including leaving men at the corners in the third, but were unable to push any across.

In the fifth, Duda walked with two outs and Chris Young followed with a single before d'Arnaud launched a pitch over the left field wall for a 7-0 lead.

The Phillies left the bases loaded in the sixth as Cody Asche struck out to end the frame.

Ruiz's RBI double in the eighth inning broke up Colon's shutout attempt.

Game Notes

New York reliever Dana Eveland was pulled in the ninth inning after getting hit in the left elbow with a line drive off the bat of Ben Revere ... Colon improved to 3-2 in seven career starts against the Phillies ... Burnett fell to 5-7 in 22 career starts against the Mets ... The Phillies stranded 12 men as the team was 3-for-10 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Monday, July 28, 2014

Preview: Game 106 - Phillies at Mets - Burnett vs Colon


Preview: Game 106
Philadelphia Phillies (46-59) at New York Mets (50-55)

Probable Pitchers:
A.J. Burnett (6-9, 3.86 ERA) vs Bartolo Colon (9-8, 4.03 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch: 7:10 PM


Former teammates with the New York Yankees in 2011, Bartolo Colon and A.J. Burnett could both be pitching elsewhere soon since the Mets (50-55) and Phillies (46-59) are the NL East's worst teams leading up to the July 31 trade deadline.

Colon (9-8, 4.03 ERA), who agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal in the offseason, gave up two runs over 7 1/3 innings Wednesday to win for the first time in five outings in a 3-2 victory at Seattle.

Burnett (6-9, 3.86) signed a deal with Philadelphia in the offseason that guarantees him $22.5 million over two seasons. He was brilliant in his last outing with eight scoreless innings in Wednesday's 3-1 home loss to San Francisco.

Both pitchers have proved their durability by leading their respective teams in innings. The 41-year-old Colon has logged 134, while the 37-year-old Burnett has worked 144 2/3 to rank him among the NL's best.

Colon won his lone 2014 start against the Phillies on June 2, surrendering two runs in seven innings in an 11-2 rout at Citizens Bank Park. He has pitched at least seven innings in his last seven outings at home.

Burnett's teams have won his last five starts against New York. He's 3-0 with a 2.73 ERA over that stretch after giving up five runs in seven innings May 30 in a 6-5, 14-inning victory at home.

New York, which last played at home July 13, capped a 5-5 trip with Sunday's 2-0 victory at Milwaukee to split a four-game set. The Mets took two of three in Seattle in their previous series.

Lucas Duda's two-run homer was all the offense the Mets needed. Duda has homered four times in his last six games.

Duda has a double in two at-bats versus Burnett, who has limited Mets star David Wright to three hits in 24 at-bats with 11 strikeouts.

Philadelphia slugger Ryan Howard hit a two-run homer in Sunday's 4-2 win over Arizona. He is 3 for 8 since returning to the lineup after being benched for three games by manager Ryne Sandberg.

Howard is 0 for 2 against Colon this year after homering twice in two at-bats in the only previous meeting between the two in 2008.

The Mets have won six of nine against the Phillies.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day Recap: Game 36 - Phillies (4) at Mets (5) 11 Innings - Ruben Tejada becomes a hero for a day


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W: S. Rice (1-1) L: J. Manship (1-1)
HR: PHI - None   NYM - D. Murphy (2)

Recap:

Ruben Tejada's walk-off hit in the 11th inning scored Chris Young and lifted the New York Mets to a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday to salvage a three-game series.

The Mets, their rallies stunted all day by Cole Hamels, were three outs away from being swept before they tied the game with three runs in the ninth inning against the Phillies bullpen.

Their winning rally started when Chris Young beat out a grounder to second baseman Chase Utley, who scooped the ball to first with his glove but not in time.

Young moved up on Zack Wheeler's bunt before Jeff Manship (1-1) intentionally walked Juan Lagares. Anthony Recher followed with a single to load the bases before Tejada's hit to center field won it.

Hamels threw a career-high 133 pitches in seven hardscrabble innings for the Phillies but the bullpen blew the left-hander's bid for a 100th career win.

The Mets -- who were swept in Miami before this series -- snapped a five-game losing streak heading into their four-game home-and-home matchup against the Yankees.

They went 7-for-37 with runners in scoring position against the Phillies and left 40 men on base. The Phillies stranded 38 in the series.

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon saved the first two games of the series on just 21 pitches but wasn't available for the finale because of a neck problem.

Instead, Eric Young Jr. led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a double off Antonio Bastardo and Daniel Murphy followed by knocking a 3-1 fastball over the right-field wall for a two-run homer.

Bastardo fanned David Wright but gave up a double to Chris Young and Bobby Abreu's pinch-hit single off Roberto Hernandez went off Utley's glove at second. The tying run scored on Lagares' soft ground out.

Scott Rice (1-1) got one out with two runners on in the top of the 11th to pick up the win.

Hamels, who has long struggled against the Mets, gave up a run before getting an out but consistently pitched out of jams, striking out 10. He allowed seven hits and three walks but remains winless in four starts this season.

The Phillies scored three of their runs in the first four innings off Mets lefty Jon Niese, who pitched six.

The first three Mets batters of the game reached base against Hamels and they took a 1-0 lead on Wright's RBI single.

But the Phillies had four doubles in the first four innings against Niese to take the lead.

Cody Asche sliced the third one down the left-field line to knock in a run in the third inning and Marlon Byrd doubled and scored in a two-run fourth that gave the Phillies a 3-1 lead. Ryan Howard scored the first run in the fourth inning when he slid around a tag at home plate on Domonic Brown's grounder to first.

Hamels worked out of trouble in the sixth, fanning Curtis Granderson to end the inning with runners on second and third base. In the seventh, he gave up a double to Murphy but struck out Wright and got Chris Young on a fly ball to end the inning.

Jimmy Rollins drew a two-out walk off Jose Valverde in the ninth inning and scored on Utley's triple off the top of the wall in right-center field for a 4-1 Phillies lead.

Game Notes

Hamels' previous career-high was 128 pitches in 7 2/3 innings against San Francisco on July 21, 2012. He entered the game with a 7-14 record and 4.65 ERA in 27 prior starts against the Mets, including a rain-soaked loss on April 29 in Philadelphia, when he was charged with six runs, eight hits and five walks in 4 2/3 chilly innings ... The Phillies will host the Angels for two games starting Tuesday.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 36


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 36

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Chris Young, rf
  5. Eric Campbell, 1b
  6. Juan Lagares, cf
  7. Anthony Recker, c
  8. Ruben Tejada, ss
  9. Jon Niese, lhp

Preview: Game 36 - Philadelphia Phillies (17-18) at New York Mets (16-19) - Hamels (0-2) vs Niese (2-2)


Preview: Game 36
Philadelphia Phillies (17-18) at New York Mets (16-19)

Pitching Probables - Cole Hamels (0-2) 7.02 ERA vs Jon Niese (2-2) 1.82 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 1:10 PM


Preview:

The New York Mets look to avoid another sweep, this one in the hands of the Phillies who have bailed themselves out of last place (17-18) and have left the Mets (16-19) there sitting at the bottom.

The Mets would love another dominant outing from Niese as they try to snap a season-high five-game slide against Hamels and the Phillies in Sunday's finale of this three-game set at Citi Field.

Niese (2-2, 1.82 ERA) has been troubled by injuries throughout his career, and started this season on the disabled list with elbow inflammation. The left-hander has returned to compile the Mets' lowest ERA and WHIP (1.01) through his first six starts.

He's been even better over his last four outings, putting together a 1.01 ERA and 0.97 WHIP while holding opponents to a .194 average.

The bullpen let Niese down Monday, when he tossed seven scoreless innings before Daisuke Matsuzaka gave up three in the eighth of a 4-3 defeat at Miami.

Niese's recent dominance includes a 6-1 win at Philadelphia on April 29, when the only run he allowed in seven innings came on a solo homer by former Met Marlon Byrd.

He was even better against the Phillies at home Aug. 27, tossing a three-hitter in a 5-0 victory to improve to 4-1 with a 1.50 ERA in six meetings there.

Continuing that success may be vital with the Mets on the verge of six straight defeats for the first time since May 10-15, 2013. They got closer to that mark by falling 5-4 to Philadelphia on Saturday as Ryan Howard delivered the decisive blow with a tiebreaking single in the ninth.

Howard doubled on one of his season high-tying four hits Saturday, and he's batting .432 with five doubles, four homers and 13 RBIs over his last 11 meetings with New York.

Howard, though, is 2 for 18 with nine strikeouts against Niese.

While Niese is emerging as the Mets' top arm, Hamels (0-2, 7.02) is having a tough time finding his first win of the season and the 100th of his career.

One of those attempts came opposite Niese last month, when he surrendered six runs while walking five batters and hitting another in 4 2/3 innings, giving him back-to-back losses and a 9.26 ERA versus New York.

Hamels didn't show much improvement Tuesday, getting hammered for five runs and 10 hits -- two homers -- in six innings of a 6-5 loss in 10 to Toronto.

David Wright is hitting .429 with six doubles and six RBIs in his last eight games. He had a double and a homer among his three hits while adding three RBIs Saturday.

The All-Star third baseman went 0 for 3 versus Hamels on April 29 after going 10 for 24 with three homers over the past two seasons.

David Wright in his career is batting .333 (22 for 66) vs Hamels with 5 Bombs. The Mets players combined are hitting .300 (74 for 243) vs Hamels. Juan Lagares (5 for 13) is hitting .385 vs Hamels. Daniel Murphy is batting .405 (15 for 37) vs the lefty... Ruben Tejada is batting .308 vs Hamels. Chris Young is batting .313 (5 for 16) and Eric Young is batting .375 (9 for 24) vs Hamels.

The Mets have a good chance to squander the last of three in NYC... Happy Mothers Day Everyone!

Lets Go Mets!



Batter/Pitcher Splits:

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


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

Recap:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Game Notes

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

Box Score:
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