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In a series in which the Mets best hope is to begin playing spoiler, they sent the up and down Mike Pelfrey to the mound against the struggling Cole Hamels. Â Pelfrey(9-8) got the best of the Phillies for the third time this season in this one, going six innings and allowing just two runs and six hits and striking out five on route to a 4-2 victory. Â He was helped by the Mets getting two runs each in the second and third inning, including Pagan having an RBI single and Jeff Francouer with a solo home run, continuing his hot play with the Mets. Â The Mets bullpen did not allow another run, though they did give up four more hits, including Franky Rodriguez allowing two hits before striking out Ryan Howard to end the game, it was his 27th save. Â The Real Dirty Mets Blog is the place to go for more Mets information
Cole Hamels had another tough game as his disappointing season continues after an outstanding 2008. Â After a rain delay of over an hour, Hamels could not find his best stuff in this one. Â Hamels(7-8) only lasted five innings but allowed all four Mets runs and ten hits in the loss. Â The only run support he got as well was a Ryan Howard RBI single in the first and a Pedro Feliz RBI single in the sixth, but they squandered other opportunities. Â The four game set should continue Saturday night, weather permitting, check out Phillies Phandom for more Phillies insight.
the Marlins welcome Sanchez back
The Florida Marlnis had just allowed the Braves to come back and tie them for second in the NL East and for third in the Wild Card this week. Â They rebounded last night by sending newly back Anibal Sanchez to the mound while visiting the Braves in Atlanta. Â Sanchez(2-4) pitched into the seventh inning allowing only two hits and one run while striking out seven Braves as the Marlins won 5-3. Â Lucky for him, Hanley Ramirez recorded an RBI single in the top of the sixth to allow him to be the winning pitcher and then they added in the seventh. Â In the seventh Jeremy Hermida hit a solo shot, Ramirez added a two run blow and sandwiched between was a Ross Gload RBI single. Â Sanchez and Dan Meyer combined to give up three runs in the seventh inning, but that was all the Braves would get. Â Leo Nunez worked the ninth giving up just one hit to get his 14th save of the year as Cody Ross threw out Adam LaRoche trying to stretch a single to a double to end the game. Â FishGuts has more on this game.
Javier Vazquez(10-9) lost again to a division rival, this time going 6.2 innings. Â He was charged with ten hits and all five runs, including two home runs and eight strikeouts this time. Â Adam LaRoche produced all the Braves runs as he continued his hot play since returning to the Braves with a three run home run in the seventh scoring Ryan Church and Chipper Jones. The Braves Baseball Blog is your one stop shop for Braves info.
Fielder with another blast
The Milwaukee Brewers are trying to get their team straight and were able to get on their way last night with a 7-3 win in Washignton. Â Prince Fielder hit a two run shot and Casey McGehee had solo shots on the way to the victory for the Brew Crew. Â Former Met Braden Looper(11-6) got the win as he pitched six innings allowing only two runs on four hits, with one blemish being a shot to Adam Dunn.
J.D. Martin was pitching a pretty solid game until the seventh inning came around. Â In the seventh, Martin gave up an RBI single which made the game 4-2 and with the lack of Nats offense at that point, he was headed for a loss. Â Martin(2-3) had a final line of 6.2 innings pitched with four runs on eight hits in the game. Â Ryan Zimmerman had an RBI groundout and a solo shot in the ninth and Adam Dunn also had a solo home run the game. Â It was the Nats fourth loss in a row, check out CenterfieldGate for more on them.