Final: Mets 3, Phillies 8.
WP: Cliff Lee (2-0, 1.08 ERA) LP: Dillon Gee (0-2, 7.71 ERA)
Cliff Lee didn't disappoint yet again this evening. He lasted eight and two-thirds innings, allowing just three runs, two of them earned, on eight hits. He walked none, and struck out a total of six batters. He now has two of the three total wins thus far in 2013 for the Phillies.
We've been waiting for the Phillies' offense to wake up, and it surely did tonight and perhaps exceeded our expectations. Especially in the bottom of the third when Ryan Howard, Michael Young and John Mayberry all homered against New York's Dillon Gee for their first home runs of the season respectively.
Michael Young was a double-shy of the cycle tonight, batting 3-4 with two runs scored and two runs-batted-in. His once sub-.200 batting average is now at .345 for the season.
Even Cliff Lee helped his own cause tonight in the bottom of the second, extending the Phillies' lead to 3-0 on a RBI-single that skidded past the pitcher's mound and into center field.
Kyle Kendrick (0-1) will get the nod Wednesday evening in the rubber-match of this three-game series against the New York Mets. He will oppose RHP Jeremy Hefner (0-1), who is (1-1) with a 15.95 ERA in 7.1 career innings pitched against the Phillies.
Game Summary after the jump.
Starting Pitching Summary:
Dillon Gee (0-2, 7.71 ERA)
Cliff Lee (2-0, 1.08 ERA)
Innings Pitched: 3
Total Pitches Thrown/Strikes: 56/37
Earned Runs: 7
Walks Allowed: 0
Home Runs Allowed: 3
Innings Pitched: 8.2
Total Pitches Thrown/Strikes: 106/75
Earned Runs: 2
Walks Allowed: 0
Home Runs Allowed: 1
In the 'Pen:
Greg Burke (4th, 5th): 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR, 5.79 ERA
Scott Rice (6th): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR, 2.08 ERA
LaTroy Hawkins (7th): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR, 4.91 ERA
Brandon Lyon (8th): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR, 0.00 ERA
Mike Adams (9th): 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR, 0.00 ERA
John Mayberry doubles to left. Michael Young, Domonic Brown score. 2-0 PHI
Cliff Lee singles to center field. John Mayberry scores. 3-0 PHI
Jimmy Rollins doubles to right. Cliff Lee scores. 4-0 PHI
Ryan Howard homers to center field. 5-0 PHI
Michael Young homers to right field. 6-0 PHI
John Mayberry homers to left field. 7-0 PHI
John Buck homers to right. David Wright scores. 7-2 PHI
Michael Young triples to deep center field. Chase Utley scores. 8-2 PHI
Jordany Valdespin scores on a passed ball by Erik Kratz. 8-3 PHI
Wednesday, April 10, 2013; 7:05 pm EST
New York Mets (5-3) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (3-5)
Jeremy Hefner (0-1, 1.50 ERA) vs. Kyle Kendrick (0-1, 7.94 ERA)
Radio: 1210 WPHT, 94 WIP
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