Filed Under (Daily Recap) by mrose on 25-08-2009
Tagged Under : Angel Pagan, Bobby Parnell, Centerfieldgate, Chase Utley, Cliff Lee, Colin Balester, Felipe Lopez, Fernando Tatis, Gary Sheffield, Jason Kendall, Jeff Francouer, Jody Gerut, Johan Santana, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Phillies Phandom, Raul Ibanez, Ryan Braun, Ryan Howard, The Real Dirty Mets Blog, Washington Nationals, Will Nieve, Yovani Gallardo
Yesterday, fresh off a stunning triple play ender to a ball game, Cliff Lee looked to make it three of four against the deteriorated Mets.Â Lee(5-0) went seven innings allowing six hits and two runs, while striking out five and both runs allowed were in the first inning.Â He got plenty of support from big man Ryan Howard as well.Â Howard homered twice in the first three innings of the game, first with a three run shot, and later with a two run blow.Â Raul Ibanez produced the only other run on a RBI double, which scored Chase Utley.Â Phillies Phandom will have more info on the Phils.
The Mets learned of another injury prior to yesterday’s game and were forced to play with Jeff Francouer, and possibly won’t have him for some time.Â With Bobby Parnell on the mound and a team full of backups, Parnell could not come through.Â Parnell(3-6) gave up four hits and five runs in five innnings worked, but if you take away the bombs to Howard, did not do that bad, but still gets collared with the loss.Â The Mets first run was scored on a wild play in the first where Chase Utley dropped a popup allowing Angel Pagan to score and then a throwing error to second, allowed him to score.Â Later in the inning, Fernando Tatis hit a sac fly to score Sheffield, but the Mets could get nothing more against Cliff Lee.Â The Real Dirty Mets Blog has more on this game and Johan Santana’s injury.
For a while, Yovani Gallardo probably wondered what he would have to do to get another win, as his team was down 1-0 until the sixth.Â In the sixth inning, Ryan Braun got them ahead with a two run homer and was helped by RBI singles from Jason Kendall and Jody Gerut and finally an RBI groundout by Felipe Lopez.Â Jody Gerut also added a solo shot in the eighth for insurance.Â Gallardo(12-10) held on and gave up only one run and four hits in five innings but walked four against eight strike outs to throw 108 pitches.
The Nationals for a while looked like they may take a pitchers dual and split the four game set.Â Unfortunately Colin Balester could not hold the lead in the sixth.Â Balester(1-4) finished the day with five complete innings and five hits and four runs, including the shot to Ryan Braun.Â The only run for the Nationals came from Will Nieves RBI groundout.Â CenterfieldGate has more on the Nats latest struggles.