Philadelphia 3, NY Mets 1

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, September 17, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Citi Field
Temperature - 71°
Umpires - Home Plate - Todd Tichenor, First Base - Bob Davidson, Second Base - Brian Gorman, Third Base - Tony Randazzo,
Attendance - 20527

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 74-74 38-37 36-37 W1
NY Mets 66-81 30-42 36-39 L3

Recap


Phillies 3, Mets 1: Cliff Lee struck out 10 and allowed one run in eight innings as visiting Philadelphia kept its fading postseason hopes alive.

Jimmy Rollins and Domonic Brown hit solo home runs as the Phillies moved back to .500 and closed within 3 1/2 games of idle St. Louis for the second wild-card spot in the National League.

Lee (6-7) won his fourth consecutive decision - all in September - by scattering seven hits and walking one to outduel Mets ace R.A. Dickey. Jonathan Papelbon worked a perfect ninth for his 35th save.

Dickey (18-5) was denied in his bid to join Washington's Gio Gonzalez as the only 19-game winner in the majors, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits. He struck out eight and walked two as the Mets lost their seven straight at Citi Field and fell to 1-9 in their last 10 games overall.

Rollins' homer in the fifth was initially a triple, but was changed upon video review to give the Phillies a 2-0 lead. Brown went deep in the seventh, his fourth homer of the year - all coming since Aug. 22.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lee reached double digits in strikeouts for the fourth time this season. He did it nine times a year ago. ... Dickey's eight strikeouts gave him 205 for the season. His previous career high was 134 in 2011. ... Rollins has hit safely in 14 of 16 games and gone deep six times in September.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Philadelphia   NY Mets
Cliff Lee Player R.A. Dickey
Win W/L Loss
8.0 IP 7.0
10 Strikeouts 8
7 Hits 5
1.12 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Philadelphia   NY Mets
Chase Utley Player Kelly Shoppach
2 Hits 1
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 1
.667 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Philadelphia 6 2 14 .188 9 9 3 2 0 0
NY Mets 7 0 8 .212 13 11 1 1 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • NY Mets will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Mets have a W/L % of .470 after a win and .432 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against NY Mets. The Phillies have a W/L % of .554 after a win and .446 after a loss.