National League Game Summary - New York at Philadelphia|
(Sunday, August 10)
Final Score: Philadelphia 7, New York 6
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Howard hit a game-winning RBI
single in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to
a 7-6 comeback win over the New York Mets in the third test of a four-game
Cody Asche led off the ninth with a double against Jenrry Mejia (5-5), and
Marlon Byrd rolled a single back up the middle to bring him home and tie the
"You know, it could be the work load," Mets manager Terry Collins said of
Mejia. "He's still throwing hard. His velocity hit 96 today. His velocity is
good, I don't know if the crispness on his breaking ball is what we've seen it
Ben Revere struck out and Jimmy Rollins lined out before Byrd stole second
during Chase Utley's at-bat. Utley, who was a double shy of the cycle, was
intentionally walked and Howard followed by lining his base hit down the line
in right to plate Byrd.
Ken Giles (1-0) fired a scoreless top of the ninth to notch his first career
"Good come-from-behind win," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. "The guys
are going to continue to fight and battle."
Utley launched a solo homer and smacked a two-run triple among his three hits
to go with two runs scored for the Phillies, who trailed 6-1 heading into the
Juan Lagares cracked a two-run triple among his two hits to go with a run
scored for New York, which took the first two games of this series. Lucas Duda
and Travis d'Arnaud whacked solo homers in defeat.
The game was tied 1-1 before the Mets plated a run in the second, two in the
third and two more in the fifth to surge ahead.
Daniel Murphy had a sacrifice fly in the second and Lagares' two-run
triple in the third gave the Mets a 4-1 lead. Duda and d'Arnaud clubbed back-
to-back homers to lead off the fifth and make it 6-1.
The Phillies trimmed the gap after pushing across two runs in the sixth and
two more in the seventh.
Domonic Brown laced a two-run, two-out double to right in the sixth and Utley
cracked a two-run triple with two outs in the seventh to cut the deficit to
6-5. Howard, though, struck out with Utley at third to end the frame.
Earlier, David Wright's RBI single opened the scoring in the first before
Utley's solo shot in the home half knotted the score.
New York announced Sunday that rookie pitcher Jacob deGrom will miss his next
start due to right shoulder soreness ... The Phillies claimed pitcher Jerome
Williams off waivers from the Texas Rangers on Sunday ... Phillies starter
Kyle Kendrick surrendered six runs -- five earned -- on 10 hits and three
walks over five frames, while Mets starter Zach Wheeler allowed three runs on
three hits and three walks with five strikeouts over six frames.
08/10 20:48:25 ET