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At least for one night, the home run was a reality at Citi Field.Â 7 times.Â The Philadelphia Phillies made themselves at home in two ways:Â they hit 4 home runs, and they lost the game.Â The New York Mets added 3 home runs of their own and held on to win 6-5.
It was not one of Johan Santana‘s (8-3) best starts, but he pitched into the 8th inning, leaving after giving up a lead off home run to Chase Utley (13).Â Bobby Parnell replaced him and allowed a single to Jayson Werth, the only batter he would face.Â Pedro Feliciano came on and induced Ryan Howard to ground into a 4-6-3 double play, then got Raul Ibanez to ground out to 2nd to end the inning.Â Francisco Rodriguez allowed a lead off single to Jimmy Rollins in the 9th but held on to record his 16th save in 16 opportunities, firmly grasping the baton of NL East closer perfection that Brad Lidge dropped on his way to the disabled list.
The Mets got the early lead when David Wright hit a solo homer (4) in the 2nd inning, his first in 100 at bats, then extended the lead to 3-0 on a Carlos Beltran 2-run homer (8) in the 3rd.Â The Phillies announced that they would not go quietly into the night in the top of the 4th on back-to-back solo home runs by Howard (18) and Ibanez (20), then took the lead in the 6th on a 2-run homer by Rollins (4).
The Mets ruined dessert throughout metropolitan Philadelphia by regaining the lead in the bottom of the 6th, sending 8 batters to the plate and scoring twice on an RBI double by Santana and an Alex Cora RBI single.Â A solo home run by Ryan Church (2) in the bottom of the 7th inning capped the Mets scoring, and proved to be a valuable insurance run when Utley’s 8th inning shot cut the lead to 1 run.
Box score courtesy yahoo.com
|S. Victorino cf||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.294|
|C. Utley 2b||4||1||1||1||1||0||0||0||1||.295|
|J. Werth rf||4||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||.261|
|R. Howard 1b||4||1||1||1||1||0||1||0||2||.259|
|R. Ibanez lf||4||1||1||1||1||0||1||0||1||.327|
|J. Rollins ss||4||1||3||2||1||0||0||0||0||.230|
|P. Feliz 3b||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||2||.305|
|C. Ruiz c||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.299|
|M. Stairs ph||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.314|
|J.A. Happ p||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|C. Condrey p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|E. Bruntlett ph||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||.152|
|C. Durbin p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.250|
|J.C. Romero p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|G. Dobbs ph||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||.184|
|L. Castillo 2b||5||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||2||.269|
|A. Cora ss||5||1||2||1||0||0||1||0||0||.304|
|C. Beltran cf||3||1||1||2||1||1||0||0||0||.342|
|G. Sheffield lf||3||0||1||0||0||1||1||0||3||.261|
|J. Reed lf||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.311|
|D. Wright 3b||4||1||2||1||1||0||2||0||0||.348|
|F. Tatis 1b||2||0||1||0||0||2||0||0||0||.277|
|R. Church rf||3||2||1||1||1||1||0||0||3||.278|
|O. Santos c||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||5||.260|
|J. Santana p||3||0||1||1||0||0||1||0||2||.111|
|B. Parnell p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|P. Feliciano p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|D. Murphy ph||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.245|
|F. Rodriguez p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|C. Condrey (L, 4-1; BS, 1)||0.2||3||1||1||1||1||0||1.18||2.43|
|J. Santana (W, 8-3)||7.0||8||5||5||1||2||4||1.13||2.39|
|P. Feliciano (H, 10)||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.88||2.25|
|F. Rodriguez (S, 16)||1.0||1||0||0||0||2||0||0.98||0.65|
|IBB – F Tatis (by J Happ), C Beltran (by C Condrey).|
|Pitches-strikes – J Happ 106-61; C Condrey 19-11; C Durbin 17-10; J Romero 14-9; J Santana 91-71; R Parnell 4-3; P Feliciano 4-3; F Rodriguez 20-12.|
|Ground balls-fly balls – J Happ 4-7; C Condrey 0-1; C Durbin 1-1; J Romero 0-2; J Santana 4-14; R Parnell 0-0; P Feliciano 3-0; F Rodriguez 1-0.|
|Batters faced – J Happ 25; C Condrey 6; C Durbin 4; J Romero 3; J Santana 29; R Parnell 1; P Feliciano 2; F Rodriguez 4.|
|Umpires: HP–Lance Barksdale. 1B–Randy Marsh. 2B–Dan Iassogna. 3B–Mike Winters.
Weather: 65 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, in from center.