Philadelphia 3, NY Mets 2

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Citi Field
Temperature - 68°
Umpires - Home Plate - Bob Davidson, First Base - Brian Gorman, Second Base - Tony Randazzo, Third Base - Todd Tichenor,
Attendance - 21741

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 75-74 38-37 37-37 W2
NY Mets 66-82 30-43 36-39 L4

Recap


Phillies 3, Mets 2: Ryan Howard blasted a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to spoil a dominating effort by New York rookie Matt Harvey and keep visiting Philadelphia’s playoff hopes alive.

The Phillies were down to their final strike before Chase Utley fought back to work a walk against New York rookie left-hander Josh Edgin (1-2). Howard followed and turned on an 0-1 fastball, sending a towering blast into the second deck for his 11th homer and a 3-2 lead.

Jeremy Horst (2-0), who worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth inning, picked up the win and Jonathan Papelbon secured his 36th save for Philadelphia (75-74), which moved back above .500 and remained four games behind St. Louis in the race for the second NL wild-card spot. The Cardinals blanked the Houston Astros 5-0.

Harvey allowed only one hit in seven innings - a leadoff home run to Jimmy Rollins - and walked three while striking out seven. The Mets had previously announced that this would be the final start for the rookie right-hander, who finishes 3-5 with a 2.73 ERA in 10 major-league starts.

New York tied it up at 1-1 with a two-out rally in the fourth and took the lead when David Wright led off the sixth with his first home run since Aug. 24. The All-Star waited on a changeup from Cole Hamels and knocked it the opposite way into the visiting bullpen in right-center field for his 18th blast.

GAME NOTEBOOK: New York is 4-24 in its last 28 home games and has not scored more than three in a franchise-record 15 straight at Citi Field. … Hamels remained 5-10 in his career against the Mets, his worst mark against any NL opponent. … New York closer Frank Francisco was diagnosed with right elbow tendinitis. He has not pitched since Sunday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Philadelphia   NY Mets
Cole Hamels Player Matt Harvey
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 7.0
10 Strikeouts 7
6 Hits 1
3.00 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Philadelphia   NY Mets
Jimmy Rollins Player Ruben Tejada
1 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
4 TB 3
.333 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Philadelphia 3 2 9 .107 7 12 3 4 0 0
NY Mets 9 1 13 .257 22 15 2 3 2 0

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 .427 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against NY Mets. The Phillies have a W/L % of .560 after a win and .446 after a loss.