Philadelphia 3, NY Mets 2

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, August 30, 2012 1:05 PM
Location - Citizens Bank Park
Temperature - 82°
Umpires - Home Plate - Wally Bell, First Base - Dan Bellino, Second Base - Mike Estabrook, Third Base - Jerry Layne,
Attendance - 43141

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
NY Mets 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1
Philadelphia 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Mets 61-70 30-35 31-35 L1
Philadelphia 62-69 32-37 30-32 W1


Phillies 3, Mets 2:
Kyle Kendrick tossed 7 2/3 solid innings to collect his career-high fourth straight victory and Ryan Howard snapped a tie with a sacrifice fly as host Philadelphia salvaged the finale of its three-game series.

Kevin Frandsen, who scored on Howard's fly ball to left field in the fifth inning, collected four hits - including an RBI single. John Mayberry added three hits and former Met Ty Wigginton ripped a run-scoring double for the Phillies, who ended a five-game home losing skid to their National League East rival.

Kendrick (8-9) settled down after yielding solo homers to Mike Baxter and Scott Hairston in the first and second innings, respectively. The right-hander struck out six and retired 13 batters in a row before exiting the contest in the eighth after issuing two straight singles.

Raul Valdes ended the threat by recording a one-pitch groundout and Jonathan Papelbon secured his 30th save by retiring the side in the ninth. Papelbon has reached the 30-save plateau in each of his last seven seasons.

Jimmy Rollins ripped a double in the sixth inning, but was caught in a base-running blunder one batter later. Manager Charlie Manuel promptly replaced Rollins with Michael Martinez to start the seventh inning.

Jonathon Niese (10-8) fell to 2-1 against the Phillies this season after permitting three runs on nine hits in six innings. Niese has pitched 16 consecutive starts of at least six frames.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Baxter deposited the second pitch he saw from Kendrick out of the park for his second homer of the series - and season. ... Playing in his major-league debut, Philadelphia C Steven Lerud singled to left-center field for his first career hit. ... The Phillies tied a season high with five doubles. ... The last time the Mets won six in a row at Philadelphia was during the 1971 season. ... Fifteen of Wigginton's 40 RBIs have come against the Mets this season. ... New York will open a three-game set in Miami on Friday. ... Philadelphia will visit the Peach State for a three-game series versus Atlanta.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Mets   Philadelphia
Jon Niese Player Kyle Kendrick
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 7.2
4 Strikeouts 6
9 Hits 7
4.50 ERA 2.35
NY Mets   Philadelphia
Scott Hairston Player Kevin Frandsen
2 Hits 4
1 RBI 1
1 HR 0
5 TB 5
.500 Avg .800

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Mets 7 2 14 .206 8 7 2 0 0 1
Philadelphia 12 0 17 .343 20 7 3 1 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Phillies have a W/L % of .532 after a win and .420 after a loss.
  • NY Mets will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Mets have a W/L % of .475 after a win and .457 after a loss.
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