National League Game Summary - New York at Philadelphia|
(Friday, April 13th)
Final Score: New York 5, Philadelphia 2
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - R.A. Dickey tossed seven innings of one-
run ball, Jason Bay smacked a two-run homer and the New York Mets defeated the
Philadelphia Phillies, 5-2, on Friday in the opener of a three-game set.
Dickey (2-0) allowed nine hits and one walk while striking out seven for the
Mets, who snapped a two-game skid after opening the season with four straight
Cliff Lee (0-1) gave up four runs -- three in the first inning -- on five hits
while fanning seven in seven innings for Philadelphia, which managed to
score just two runs despite registering 11 hits.
Jimmy Rollins had three hits and Freddy Galvis got his first big league home
run, a leadoff shot in the bottom of the third in the loss.
Ruben Tejada and Daniel Murphy led off the game with back-to-back doubles and
three batters later, Jason Bay smacked a two-run homer into right-center field
to give the Mets a quick 3-0 lead.
"I wish I could have back the pitch to Bay. It was a bad pitch down the
middle," Lee said, adding, "Other than that, I felt pretty good. I wish I
could've kept the ball in the ballpark."
Philadelphia recorded an unusual double play in New York's next at-bat in the
second. With one out, Dickey successfully moved Josh Thole to second with a
sacrifice bunt down the first-base line, but Thole began to trot back to first
thinking the ball was foul and he was subsequently tagged out.
"[Thole] owned it completely. He thought it was a foul ball, obviously. I'm
glad we can laugh about it now," said Dickey.
Galvis launched a high, towering shot that reached the seats in right field to
pull Philadelphia within 3-1 after three frames.
Scott Hairston drilled a solo shot to left field in the visitor's fifth for a
4-1 Mets advantage, and New York added an insurance run in the ninth on Lucas
Duda's sacrifice fly to left field, which brought home Justin Turner.
Carlos Ruiz crossed the plate in the bottom of the ninth after Daniel Murphy
committed a fielding error at second on Juan Pierre's grounder.
Dickey, who was winless in his past three starts against Philadelphia,
improved to 3-3 against the Phillies...Lee was 2-0 with a 0.43 earned run
average in three career starts against New York coming in.
04/13 23:43:13 ET