Filed Under (Daily Recap, NL East Chatter) by Chris Comando on 23-05-2010
Tagged Under : Adam Dunn, Adam Jones, Alex Rios, Billy Wagner, Braves, Chris Volstad, Craig Stammen, Daisuke Matsuzaka, David Ortiz, Derek Lowe, Eric Hinske, Francisco Rodriguez, Jason Bay, Jimmy Rollins, Kyle Kendrick, Marlins, Matt Capps, Melky Cabrera, Mets, Mike Pelfrey, Nationals, Phillies, Scott Olsen, Tyler Walker
Phillies vs. Red Sox
Sometimes, you have to tip your cap to the starting pitcher. Tonight was one of those nights as the first place Phillies faced Daisuke Matsuzaka and the Boston Red Sox. â€œDice-Kâ€ was the story of the night, pitching 7 2/3 innings of hitless baseball before Juan Castro blooped a single into left field to end the no-hit bid. Â The Phillies managed just that one hit, and fell to the Red Sox by a score of 5-0.
Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick only lasted 4 2/3 innings, exiting during Bostonâ€™s 4-run 5th inning. David Ortiz, Bostonâ€™s DH, started at first base in the NL park and contributed with an RBI double and 2 runs scored.
The Phillies were dealt another blow as SS Jimmy Rollins was once again placed on the DL after re-injuring his right calf. For more Phillies coverage, be sure to check out the Phillies Phandom Blog.
Mets vs. Yankees
The Mets evened up the Subway Series at 1 game apiece with a 5-3 victory at Citi Field.
Mike Pelfrey pitched 6 strong innings as he earned his team-leading 6th victory of the season.Â The Mets handed Yankees starter Phil Hughes his first loss as his record fell to 5-1.
Jason Bay had his best game as a Met, going 4 for 4 with a double, stolen base, and 3 runs scored. The Mets built a 5-1 lead after 7 innings, but the Mets bullpen struggled and Jerry Manuel was forced to bring on his closer, Francisco Rodriguez, with one out in the 8th to attempt a 5-out save. K-Rod was able to put an end to the Yankees 8th inning rally and work around some 9th inning trouble of his own to earn his 7th save on the season.
For more on the Mets, check out The Real Dirty Mets Blog.
Marlins vs. White Sox
The Marlins fell to .500 with their second straight loss to the White Sox, falling by a score of 4-1 in Chicago.
Marlins starter Chris Volstad gave up 3 runs in 6 innings and suffered his 5th loss on the season. The big blow was a 2-run homer by Chicagoâ€™s Alex Rios, who drove in all 3 runs against Volstad.
Chicago starter Gavin Floyd held the Marlins to one run over 6 1/3 inning for the victory, and Bobby Jenks pitched a 1-2-3 9th to earn his 7th save on the season.
Fish Guts Blog has all you need to know on the Marlins, who look to avoid the sweep on Sunday.
Braves vs. Pirates
A 92-minute rain delay didnâ€™t seem to bother the Braves, who went on to win their 5th game in a row as they beat the Pirates 4-2 in Pittsburgh.
Melky Cabrera and Eric Hinske homered for the Braves against losing pitcher Charlie Morton, who fell to 1-8 on the season.Â Derek Lowe labored through 5 innings, but picked up the victory to improve his record to 6-4.Â Braves relievers combined for four scoreless innings to close this one out, capped by Billy Wagnerâ€™s 5th save of the season.
To read more on the Braves and their hot streak, check out the Braves Baseball Blog.
Nationals vs. Orioles
For the second time this week, the Nationals allowed an inside-the-park home run to their opponent. However, once again, the Nats prevailed and they beat their AL rivals, the Baltimore Orioles, 7-6 in Washington.
Adam Jones provided the inside-the-park homer this time, and Ty Wiggington also homered off of Nats starter Craig Stammen as the Oâ€™s built a 6-3 lead. The Nats rallied with 4 runs in the 6th, capped by Adam Dunnâ€™s 2-run single. Tyler Walker picked up the victory in relief and Matt Capps earned his major league-leading 16th save of the season.
It wasnâ€™t all good news for the Nationals, though, as they placed starter Scott Olsen on the DL with a shoulder injury. Check out the Centerfield Gate Blog for more Nationals coverage.