Posted by mattsmith on 5:50pm, Monday August 24th 2009
Monday, August 24th
Phillies 6, Mets 2
Ryan Howard hit two mammoth home runs as the Phillies secured a series win over the Mets.
Howard blasted a three-run homer the opposite way off Bobby Parnell (3-6) in the first inning. He followed with a two-run bomb to the upper deck in right field to give the Phils a 5-2 lead.
Howard has four multi-homer games this season and 21 for his career.
Oh yeah, Cliff Lee pitched today, and he was stellar… again. Lee gave up two unearned runs in the first inning, proving to be the only true threat the Mets had all day. And, because of two errors on one play, the Mets didn’t even deserve those runs.
Chase Utley dropped a routine pop up off the bat of Angel Pagan and Pagan came all the way around to score when Utley’s throw to second base was off line.
Lee (12-9), who lasted seven innings, improved to 5-0 with an 0.68 ERA in a Phillies uniform. He has won eight consecutive starts dating to his time in Cleveland.
Raul Ibanez had two hits, including a run-scoring double.
Chan Ho Park and Brad Lidge shut the Mets down with spotless eigth and ninth innings, respectively.
Player of the Game