Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by Chris Comando on 02-10-2010
Tagged Under : Adalberto Mendez, Atlanta Braves, Brandon Beachy, Chan Ho Park, chris snyder, Dan Uggla, Daniel McCutchen, Derrek Lee, Florida Marlins, Hisanori Takahashi, Ike davis, Jimmy Rollins, Jordan Zimmermann, Josh Thole, Kyle Kendrick, Michael Morse, New York Mets, Pat Misch, pedro alvarez, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Tyler Clippard, Washington Nationals
Phillies vs. Braves
The Braves had a chance to clinch at least a tie for the NL Wild Card with a victory on Friday night. However, the first place Phillies broke open the game with a five run sixth inning on their way to a 11-5 victory over the Braves in Atlanta.
With the game tied at 2 entering the sixth, the Phillies put two runners on base versus Atlanta starter Brandon Beachy (0-2). Peter Moylan relieved Beachy with two outs, and after a throwing error by Brooks Conrad prolonged the inning, Moylan walked pinch hitter Domonic Brown with the bases loaded to force in the go-ahead run. Mike Dunn relieved Moylan and promptly allowed a grand slam to Jimmy Rollins to give Philly a 7-2 lead.
The Phillies added four more runs in the eighth to take a commanding 11-2 lead. Atlanta scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth, but that was as close as they would get. Kyle Kendrick (11-10) earned the victory for the Phillies, limiting the Braves to two runs and five hits over five innings. Derrek Lee was the lone bright spot for the Braves, going 3 for 5 and driving in all five Atlanta runs.
Mets vs. Nationals
With reports swirling that both their GM and Manager were on their way out, the Mets received solid pitching and used a pair of long balls to defeat the Nationals by a score of 2-1 in 10 innings at Citi Field.
Mets rookie Ike Davis homered off of Nats starter Jordan Zimmermann in the fourth inning to put the Mets on the scoreboard. New York starter Pat Misch kept Washington off of the scoreboard until the seventh inning, when Michael Morse connected for a solo home run of his own to tie the game at 1. Misch allowed just two other hits over eight innings of work, striking out 10 batters.
The game remained 1-1 until the bottom of the 10th, when another Mets rookie went deep. With one out, Josh Thole blasted a home run off of reliever Tyler Clippard (11-7) to give the Mets a walk off victory. Mets reliever Hisanori Takahashi (10-6) pitched two scoreless innings in relief to earn the win.
Marlins vs. Pirates
Facing off in the second game of a four game series, the Pirates defeated the Marlins 5-1 on Friday evening in Miami.
Dan Uggla got the Marlins on the scoreboard in the first inning with an RBI single off of Pirates starter Daniel McCutchen. Pittsburgh answered back in the second when Pedro Alvarez homered off of Adalberto Mendez to tie the game at 1. The game remained tied at 1 until the fifth, when Chris Snyder hit a two-run home run off of Mendez (1-3) to give the Pirates a lead they would not relinquish.
Chan Ho Park (4-3) earned the victory in relief, pitching three hitless innings and striking out six batters. The win was the 124th of Park’s career and gave him the record for the most wins by an Asian-born pitcher in the major leagues.