Phillies Score Three In the Ninth, Defeat Mets 6-4

Posted by Danielle Wilson

The Phillies headed up to Flushing, New York to visit the LOLMets for the first time this season. Roy Oswalt took the mound coming off of his first loss at Citizens Bank Park, which was his second of the season.

The lineup gave little Roy a little help, first scoring Carlos Ruiz on Jimmy Rollins' single in the third inning, and Roy helped his own cause scoring John Mayberry from third on a single in the fifth inning.

The Mets came back in the fifth when Carlos Beltran singled to score Jose Reyes. 2-1 Phillies. The game was soon tied after Ronny Paulino singled and scored Angel Pagan in the sixth.

Photo courtesy of AP Photo/Frank Franklin II

After six innings pitched, Roy Oswalt's night was complete. He allowed two runs (one earned) off of nine hits, striking out just two. It was reported by Matt Gelb that this was Roy's fourth straight start with three or fewer strikeouts which is the longest of his career.

Michael Stutes came in for the seventh, allowing two hits, one of which scored Jose Reyes and gave the Mets a 3-2 lead, but the Phils came back in the eighth; Jimmy Rollins doubled to score John Mayberry Jr. from second. Tied game.

In the top of the ninth, Carlos Ruiz and Ross Gload both singled, and Domonic Brown came through with the RBI single to make it a 4-3 game. Jimmy Rollins popped up a sacrifice fly to score Michael Martinez (pinch running for Gload) from third base. Placido Polanco singled to score Dom Brown, making it a 6-3 game. That's when Francisco Rodriguez was lifted from the game.

Ryan Madson allowed a run to score off of three hits, but got Daniel Murphy to ground into a double play to end the game. Phillies win it 6-4, Antonio Bastardo (scoreless eighth) took the win, and Madson saved his tenth game. Cole Hamels (6-2, 3.06 ERA) tomorrow against Mike Pelfrey (3-4, 5.37 ERA.)