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The Phillies & New York Mets played the final game of their three game series from Citizens Bank Park. The scheduled pitching matchup was Kyle Kendrick vs. Mets Jeremy Hefner. Charlie Manuel keeps the same lineup from last night.
And for the first time in 2013, the Phils win a series and have a winning streak. The Phillies came storming out of the gate early with a 5 run 1st inning thanks to Chase Utley’s 2-run home run to take a 2-0 lead, and later, Domonic Brown hits a 3-run home run that landed in the 2nd deck in right field to take a commanding early lead forcing the Mets to make Hefner go to the showers early after only 3 innings of work.
The Mets get on the board with a solo home run from catcher John buck in the top of 2nd inning. The Mets would add another run in the 4th inning when Lucas Duda homers to right field to make it 5-2. It would start raining in the bottom of 4th inning & the game was delayed for 27 minutes. The Phillies would add 2 more runs in the 6th inning when Lance Nix came into to Pinch-hit for Kyle Kendrick & hits a 2 run home run to make it 7-2, which was the Phillies first pinch hit home run this season.
The Mets would add another run in the 8th inning when Lucas Duda hits his 2nd homerun of game to make it 7-3. The Phillies can bring in the new look bullpen when they have a lead: Antonio Bastardo in 7th, Mike Adams for 8th, Jonathan Papelbon in 9th. The Phillies would hold on for a 7-3 win, take 2/3 from the Mets for their first series win of the season.
Kyle Kendrick Final Line vs. Mets: 6 innings, 8 Hits, 2 runs, 6 Strikeouts on 105 Pitches with ERA of 5.40 Mets Jeremy Hefner went 3 innings, 6 hits 5 runs 2 strikeouts with era of 6.00. The Phillies look to carry their offensive momentum when they open a 3 game series in Miami with the Miami Marlins on Friday at 7:10 PM, they will send John Lannan to face Marlins Ricky Nolasco. That game can be heard on Fox Sports Lehigh Valley Am 1470!
W: Kyle Kendrick (1-1)
L: Jeremy Hefner (0-2)
Time of game: 2:55 (27 minutes for rain delay)
Attendance from Citizens Bank Park: 38,715
Fans Feedback during the Game
Joe Buscemi on Facebook “Gota love it, the bats woke up and the pitching was much improved. Utley, J-Roll, Michael Young, & D Brown continue to hit the ball hard. Keeping Wright 0-8 the last 2 gms was very impressive.