Mets Avoid a Sweep; Phillies Fall 9-5

Posted By Christina Angelos

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The Phillies still won the series by taking 2 out of 3 after the Mets avoiding a sweep. You may need to know: if you remember at this time last year we were losing series against the Mets, however, this year it’s change, Phillies have taken all 3 series so far. 

The Mets pounded on Phillies rookie pitcher, Vance Worley for eight runs (eight runs, five earned) in the first two innings, while Jon Niese lasted through 6 1/3 innings and only one run tallied against him was unearned. 

Placido Polanco’s run-scoring single in the third put the Phillies on the scoreboard with the bases loaded. I guess we did not take advantage of the bases loaded situation with no out. But we did get a run in. However, SS Jose Reyes had an RBI triple in the fifth against Kyle Kendrick as the Mets take the lead to 9-1.

Raul Ibanez crushed his seventh homer of the season in the eight inning. Buchholz allowed three runs in that inning before being relieved by Pedro Beato. Rollins greeted Beato with a line drive down the right-field line, but was thrown out by RF Jason Pridie when he tried to stretch the single into a double. That ended the threat in the eighth as the Mets lead was cut in half, 9-4.

In the ninth innng, Beato allowed an RBI double to Ben Francisco before striking out John Mayberry Jr. to end the game. 

Roy Halladay (6-3, 2.35) will be on the mound for the opener against the Nationals ace, Livan Hernandez (3-6, 3.71). Halladay has defeated the Nationals twice already this season  and is 10-1 with a 2.01 ERA in 14 career appearances against them.

Oh by the way, former Phillies pitcher JA Happ hit a homerun against the Dbacks. 

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