NY Mets 7, Philadelphia 4

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Citizens Bank Park
Temperature - 66°
Umpires - Home Plate - Alan Porter, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - Jim Wolf, Third Base - Derryl Cousins,
Attendance - 43821

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
NY Mets 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 2 7 9 2
Philadelphia 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Mets 17-13 10-6 7-7 W4
Philadelphia 14-17 5-7 9-10 L2

Recap


Mets 7, Phillies 4:
  Kirk Nieuwenhuis recorded two RBI and scored twice as visiting New York rallied from four runs down to complete a late-inning comeback for the second straight night.

The Mets, who won Monday's opener on a ninth-inning home run, took the lead with four straight two-out hits in the top of the seventh to extend their winning streak to four games.

Nieuwenhuis cut the deficit in half with a RBI single and scored the tying run on a throwing error at third base following David Wright’s RBI single.

Wright, who was caught in a rundown when Pete Orr made the bad throw, advanced to third on the error and Lucas Duda drove in the go-ahead run with a single to right field. Duda added another two-out RBI single in the ninth.

Nieuwenhuis scored on a RBI single to left from Ike Davis in the fourth and gave New York an insurance run with a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth.

Miguel Batista, making just his second start of the season, lasted 5 1/3 innings and gave up two earned runs on eight hits. Jon Rauch earned his first save and Manny Acosta (1-2) was awarded the win.

The Phillies lost for the fourth time in the past five games and have just two wins in their last seven outings.

Hunter Pence opened the scoring with a two-run home run to center field in the bottom of the first.

Back-to-back throwing errors led to RBIs from Orr and Shane Victorino, putting the Phillies up 4-0 in the second inning.

Joe Blanton allowed four runs on five hits, striking out seven over 6 2/3 innings. Chad Qualls (1-1) was handed the loss after surrendering the go-ahead run.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: Mets C Josh Thole was put on the new 7-day DL after suffering a concussion Monday. … The Mets had the leadoff hitter on base in six straight innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Mets   Philadelphia
Miguel Batista Player Joe Blanton
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.1 IP 6.2
1 Strikeouts 7
8 Hits 5
3.38 ERA 5.40
Hitting
NY Mets   Philadelphia
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Player John Mayberry
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Mets 9 0 11 .265 18 8 6 4 0 2
Philadelphia 10 1 16 .270 20 4 4 3 2 2

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against NY Mets. The Phillies have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • NY Mets will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Mets have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .500 after a loss.