The Big Piece can still dazzle us with his monster home runs. (PHOTO: AP)
Kyle Kendrick pitched a gem and the offense was able to put up four runs as the Phillies topped the Mets Friday night at a atmosphere-less Citi Field. Michael Young and Ryan Howard drove in all the runs for the Phillies in the sixth inning, and the game featured just three umpires after home plate umpire Brian O’Nora ran off the field in the first inning with what was later called “flu-like symptoms.” The game was delayed for a few minutes while first base ump Adrian Johnson went to get the proper gear to take O’Nora’s place. Very odd.
SHUTOUT FOR KENDRICK
Kyle Kendrick pitched his third complete game of his career, and second shutout. His first was back in May of last year against the Cardinals. His final line tonight: 9 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K, lowering his season ERA to 2.41, which is best among Phillies starters.
He was in command of his pitches all night and tossed ground ball after ground ball (10 in tot...