New York Mets
The Phillies scored in the top of the 9th to beat the slumping New York Mets 5-4 on Saturday night.
Marlon Byrd sliced an RBI double just inside the right field line in the 11th inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 3-2 Friday night in a game of many squandered opportunities.
Marlon Byrd homered and Ryan Howard had two hits with a double for Philadelphia, which lost for only the third time in nine games.
The Phillies open a seven game homestand tonight, as they begin a quick two-game series with the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park.
The Mets may have this season’s ace in Zack Wheeler if he can overcome control issues.
In his first game since the Phillies decided to bring him back as manager next year, Philadelphia lost 4-3 to New York as the Mets completed a three-game sweep.
The NY Mets got to starter Tyler Cloyd early and went on to beat the Phillies 5-4 in a game called in the top of the seventh inning because of rain.
Darin Ruf doubled and drove in a pair of runs for Philadelphia, which has lost four of seven.
Hamels hit a two-run single to help Philadelphia improve to 8-5 under interim manager Ryne Sandberg.
Philadelphia’s Cliff Lee outpitched Zack Wheeler after the Mets learned All-Star starter Matt Harvey has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, Cody Asche had a two-run triple, and the Phillies beat New York 2-1 Monday night.
Matt Harvey struck out 10 in seven overpowering innings, and David Wright and Juan Lagares each hit a home run upheld by video review to lead the New York Mets to a 5-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
Michael Young hit a three-run homer, Utley had a two-run drive and Brown a solo shot as the Phillies (49-48) won for the ninth time in 12 games to move over .500 for only the second time this season.
John Lannan refused to blame his bad fifth inning on second base umpire D.J. Reyburn.
Phillies pinch-hitter Kevin Frandsen homered leading off the ninth, lifting Philadelphia to an 8-7 victory over New York on Saturday.
Cole Hamels blew a 3-0 lead as the NY Mets rallied to beat the Phillies 4-3 Friday night.