National League Game Summary - New York at Philadelphia
(Wednesday, August 29th)
Final Score: New York 3, Philadelphia 2
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Lucas Duda hit the go-ahead two-run homer
in the third inning, and the New York Mets escaped with a 3-2 victory over the
Philadelphia Phillies in the second edition of a three-game set.
Matt Harvey (3-3) lasted 6 1/3 innings, allowing six hits and two runs,
fanning six with two walks. He also contributed an RBI single for the Mets,
winners of four straight games.
"He has extraordinary stuff," Mets manager Terry Collins said of Harvey. "He
kept the damage down and pitched very well."
Frank Francisco tossed a scoreless ninth for his 22nd save as New York
improved to 7-1 this season in Philadelphia.
Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins drove in the runs for the Phillies, who have
lost two in a row after sweeping Washington over the weekend.
Tyler Cloyd (0-1) acquitted himself well in his major-league debut, but lost
after being charged for seven hits and three runs over six full frames.
"I thought he did fine, kept the ball down, had good location," said Phillies
manager Charlie Manuel. "He gave us a chance to win the game. He looked in
control and his command was good."
Cloyd, who was recalled from Triple-A after going 12-1 with a 2.35 earned run
average in 22 starts there, took the hill in place of Cole Hamels. The veteran
lefty was felled by stomach issues.
Down 2-1, the visitors got a one-out single from Ike Davis before Duda
deposited a pitch deep into the right-field seats near the foul pole for a 3-2
Harvey, who tied the game with a second-inning single, didn't run into trouble
until the fifth. With two on and one out, he escaped the jam as Chase Utley
lined to right and Howard lined out to deep left.
Josh Edgin finished off the seventh, then Robert Carson and Jon Rauch took
care of the eighth. Francisco retired the side in order in the final frame.
Juan Pierre's one-out single in the home first turned into the game's first
run after he advanced to third on an Utley hit and scored on Howard's fly to
After the Mets tied the game in the second, Rollins knocked in Kevin Frandsen
with a two-out double in the home half.
The win marks the first time the Mets have won at least seven games in
Philadelphia since 1972, when they won eight of nine at Veterans Stadium ...
Prior to the game, the Phils placed pitcher Vance Worley on the 15-day DL and
announced that he will undergo surgery for bone chips in his pitching elbow
within the next 10 days.
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