TRDMB would like to thank Slurm for sponsoring the post game during this series with the Phillies, but we’re too busy drinking Slurm.Â It’s highly addictive!
UPDATE: 10:43pmÂ John Maine to the 15 day DL with shoulder fatigue/weakness, no replacement yet announced.
Raul Ibanez, who earlier this week deflected suggestions that he’s used performance enhancing drugs, did not help his case tonight when he hit a 3-run homer (21) at Citi Field in the 10th inning to propel the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-3 victory over the New York Mets.Â Both starters, Jamie Moyer for the Phils and Tim Redding for the Mets, gave quality starts but neither were around in the 10th inning.Â Bobby Parnell (2-2) gave up a one out single to Shane Victorino and was replaced on the mound by lefthanded reliever Ken Takahashi, who promptly walked Chase Utley to put runners on 1st & 2nd.Â After Ryan Howard struck out for the 71st time this season, Ibanez flexed his dubious muscles and dashed the hopes of those fans in attendance not wearing gauche red.
The first 5 innings of this game for the Mets were Alex Cora as hyphen.Â In the 1st inning, Luis Castillo doubled, Cora sacrificed him over and Carlos Beltran drove him in.Â In the 3rd inning, Castillo singled, Cora sacrificed him to 2nd base and Beltran doubled him in.Â Castillo doubled leading off the 5th, Cora grounded out to 1st base moving Castillo over, and Beltran hit a sacrifice fly to right to drive him in.Â Cora playing team ball and moving Castillo along contributed to 3 runs scored for Castillo and 3 RBI for Beltran.Â May the people who referred to Cora as “garbage” this offseason when he was acquired take note.
So the Mets shed themselves of one horrid fanbase only to encounter another as they board the armored transport for the trip to the Boogie Down Bronx for a weekend series against a team that at least has a quantity of World Series rings worth noting, the New York Yankees.
Box score courtesy yahoo.com
|J. Rollins ss||4||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||2||.226|
|S. Victorino cf||5||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.288|
|C. Utley 2b||4||1||1||1||0||1||1||0||0||.302|
|R. Howard 1b||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||0||3||.253|
|R. Ibanez lf||5||1||1||3||1||0||2||0||2||.322|
|J. Werth rf||5||0||0||0||0||0||3||0||0||.255|
|P. Feliz 3b||4||2||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||.312|
|C. Coste c||4||0||2||0||0||0||1||0||2||.253|
|J. Moyer p||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||.059|
|M. Stairs ph||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||.306|
|C. Condrey p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|G. Dobbs ph||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.196|
|C. Durbin p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.250|
|S. Eyre p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|R. Madson p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|L. Castillo 2b||5||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||1||.281|
|A. Cora ss||3||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||.286|
|C. Beltran cf||3||0||1||3||0||0||0||0||0||.341|
|G. Sheffield lf||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.250|
|B. Parnell p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|K. Takahashi p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|S. Green p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|D. Wright 3b||4||0||3||0||0||0||0||1||0||.362|
|F. Tatis 1b||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.264|
|F. Martinez rf||3||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||1||.205|
|O. Santos c||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||3||.276|
|T. Redding p||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||2||.143|
|D. Murphy ph||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.242|
|P. Feliciano p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|J. Reed lf||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.317|
|S. Eyre (W, 1-1)||0.1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.36||2.57|
|R. Madson (S, 4)||1.0||1||0||0||0||1||0||1.02||2.08|
|B. Parnell (L, 2-2)||1.1||2||1||1||0||1||0||1.62||2.49|
|HBP – F Martinez (by J Moyer).|
|Pitches-strikes – J Moyer 102-68; C Condrey 17-11; C Durbin 8-4; S Eyre 2-2; R Madson 14-11; T Redding 92-63; P Feliciano 13-7; R Parnell 23-14; K Takahashi 13-7; S Green 4-3.|
|Ground balls-fly balls – J Moyer 10-4; C Condrey 3-3; C Durbin 1-1; S Eyre 0-1; R Madson 1-1; T Redding 7-8; P Feliciano 2-1; R Parnell 0-3; K Takahashi 0-0; S Green 0-0.|
|Batters faced – J Moyer 25; C Condrey 6; C Durbin 2; S Eyre 1; R Madson 4; T Redding 28; P Feliciano 4; R Parnell 6; K Takahashi 3; S Green 1.|
|Umpires: HP–Dan Iassogna. 1B–Mike Winters. 2B–Lance Barksdale. 3B–Randy Marsh.
Weather: 60 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 10 mph, in from center.