National League Game Summary - Philadelphia at New York|
(Thursday, August 29th)
Final Score: New York 11, Philadelphia 3
Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Eric Young went 3-for-5 with three RBI and two
runs scored, Carlos Torres tossed 6 2/3 solid innings and the New York Mets
dominated the Philadelphia Phillies, 11-3, to split a four-game series.
Daniel Murphy went 4-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored for the Mets, who
went 3-6 on a nine-game homestand. Anthony Recker, who turned 30 on Thursday,
and Andrew Brown homered.
In his first game as Matt Harvey's replacement in the rotation, Torres (3-2)
allowed one run on four hits while striking out six.
"It was good to have Carlos step up, because we don't know what's going to
happen in the next couple weeks," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "Certainly
we need starting pitching so I'm glad he did a good job for us."
Roger Bernadina hit a two-run homer for the Phillies, who fell to 3-15 over
their last 18 road game. Darin Ruf added an RBI.
Philadelphia starter Ethan Martin (2-3) gave up three runs on four hits while
striking out a career-high nine batters over four innings.
New York's offense got going in the third inning. Young singled to right-
center field and raced home on Murphy's double to right-center field.
Recker's two-run home run in the fourth made it a 3-0 game. Justin Turner led
off with a walk and scored on Recker's one-out homer to left.
The Mets tacked on another run in the fifth. With Cesar Jimenez on the mound,
Murphy doubled to right and crossed the plate on Brown's single to right.
New York scored two more runs off Jimenez in the sixth. Recker walked, moved
to second on a sacrifice bunt, advanced to third on Young's single to shallow
left field and scored on a Jimenez balk. Murphy followed with an RBI-single to
Philadelphia finally got on the board in the seventh. Chase Utley and Domonic
Brown hit back-to-back singles to start the inning. Utley moved to third when
Carlos Ruiz flied out and scored on Ruf's sacrifice fly.
The Mets, however, responded with four runs in the bottom half. With the bases
loaded and one out, Omar Quintanilla walked to force in a run. After pinch-
hitter Ike Davis struck out swinging, Young cleared the bases with a triple to
Bernadina hit a two-run homer in the top of the eighth, but Brown hit a solo
homer in the bottom half.
Despite Thursday's loss, the Phillies lead the season series by a 9-7 margin
... Philadelphia went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position and stranded
four, while New York went 4-for-13 with RISP and left seven men on ... The
Mets had 11 hits, compared to seven for the Phillies.
08/29 21:15:55 ET