Ryan Howard singled in Chase Utley in the first inning off Mike Pelfrey
Fernando Tatis opened the New York second with a standup triple and scored on Daniel Murphyâ€™s groundout. Hamels hit Pelfrey on the left arm with an 0-2 pitch, prompting an angry Pelfrey to toss his bat aside. He glared out at the mound and walked slowly to first, ushered by two umpires. The mistake by Hamels moved a runner into scoring position and cost the left-hander when Angel Pagan hit an RBI single with two outs.
Francoeur homered to left leading off the third. Another hit batter and Murphyâ€™s double set up Omir Santosâ€™ unusual sacrifice fly that made it 4-1. Santos hit a foul popup behind first and Howard had to reach into the first row of stands to catch it, allowing Tatis to score.
Pedro Felizâ€™s RBI single cut it to 4-2 in the sixth and Philadelphia loaded the bases after Mets second baseman Luis Castillo failed to cover first on a sacrifice bunt. It was the second time in three games that Castillo hasnâ€™t covered a base in time. Pelfrey, however, escaped further damage by inducing consecutive popups from pinch-hitter Ben Francisco and Rollins.
Pedro Feliciano and Brian Stokes combined for two scoreless innings before handing the ball to Rodriguez. With runners at the corners, the All-Star closer struck out Chase Utley and Ryan Howard for his 27th save in 32 chances.