Mets vs. Phillies
The Phillies beat the Mets in a score of 7-5. In the first PlacidoÂ Polanco doubled to score Raul Ibanez to put the Phillies on the board. Â In the 3rd Jose Reyes singled scoring Jeff Francoeur to tie the game. Â In the 4th JoshÂ Thole singled scoring David Wright giving the Mets the lead. Â The Phillies scored 6 runs in the 8th with hits from BenÂ Francisco, Carlos Ruiz, Jimmy Rollins, andÂ Mike Sweeney. Â The Mets fought back scoring 3 runs in the 9th when Mike Hessman hit a 3 run homer but it wasn’t enough.
Jon Niese pitched 7 innings giving up 4 hits, 1 run, and 7 strikeouts. Â Joe Blanton pitched 7 innings giving up 7 hits, 2 runs, and 4 strikeouts. Â Chad Durbin got the win pitching 1 inning giving up no hits with 1 strikeout. Â Bobby Parnell got the loss while not retiring a batter and giving up 4 hits and 4 runs.
Marlins vs. Cardinals
The Cardinals beat the Marlins in a score of 7-0. Â In the first inning AlbertÂ Pujols hit a 3 run home run scoringÂ Felipe LÃ³pez and Jon Jay. Â In the 3rd inning Matt Holiday doubled scoring Jon Jay. Â In the 4th The Cardinals added 3 more runs whenÂ Brendan Ryan doubled scoring Aaron Miles, Jon Jay doubled scoring Brendan Ryan, andÂ Â Albert Pujols doubled scoring Jon Jay.
Adam Wainwright got the win after pitching a complete game shutout giving up just 2 hits with 7 strikeouts. Â The loss went to Ricky Nolasco who pitched 5 innings giving up 10 hits, 7 runs, and 6 strikeouts.
Braves vs. Giants
The Giants beat the Braves in a score of 3-2. The Giants scored in the 1st when Aubrey Huff grounded out scoring Andres Torres. Â The Braves tied it up in the 5th when AlexÂ Gonzalez hit a solo shot. Â The Braves took the lead in the 6th when Chipper Jones hit a solo home run. Â The Giants tied it up in the 9th when Aubrey Huff scored due to an error by Chipper Jones. Â In the 11th Pat Burell hit a sac fly to score Aubrey Huff.
Barry Zito pitched 7 innings giving up 4 hits, 2 runs, and 10 strikeouts. Â Tommy Hanson pitched 7 innings giving up 3 hits, 1 run, and 3 strikeouts. Â Javier Lopez got the win after pitching 1 inning giving up 1 hit, no runs, and 1 strikeout. Â The loss went to Peter Moylan who pitched 1.2 innings giving up 1 hit, 1 run, and no strikeouts. Â The save went to Brian Wilson who pitched a perfect 9th with 1 strikeout.
Nationals vs. Dodgers
The Nationals beat the Dodgers in a score of 6-3. The Nationals scored 3 runs in the 1st when Adam Dunn hit a 3 run homer scoring Ian Desmond and Ryan Zimmerman. Â In the 3rd Adam Dunn hit another 3 run bomb scoring Desmond and Zimmerman making the score 6-0. Â The Dodgers scored 3 runs in the 4th when Andre Either homered scoring Ryan Theriot and Casey Blake singled scoring James Loney.
John Lannan got the win and pitched 6 innings giving up 5 hits, 3 runs, and 2 strikeouts. Â Clayton Kershaw got the loss and pitched 6 innings giving up 7 hits, 6 runs, and 9 strikeouts. Â Drew Storen got his 1st save of the season giving up no hits with 1 walk.