Phillies
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5 - 9 Final
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Mets get to Worley early, win to avoid sweep

May 29, 2011 - 10:54 PM Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Jose Reyes went 4-for-5 and Josh Thole drove in three runs, helping the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 9-5, in the finale of a three-game series at Citi Field.

Daniel Murphy collected three hits and one RBI for the Mets, who snapped a three-game losing streak and won for just the second time in eight games.

New York starter Jon Niese (4-5) gave up one unearned run, five hits and four walks while recording six strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.

"Our offense got timely hits and a lot of hits," Niese said.

Philadelphia's Vance Worley (2-1) endured the worst outing of his young career. The 23-year-old right-hander was tagged for eight runs -- five earned -- on 12 hits over three innings.

"I felt good. The last couple of bullpen (sessions) went well. Everything was working in the bullpen. Just got [on the mound] and it wasn't there," Worley said.

The Phillies were trying to match their longest winning streak of the season at five games and complete their first sweep of the Mets in Flushing since September 14-16, 2007 at Shea Stadium.

New York built a considerable lead for Niese, scoring four runs in both of the first two innings off Worley, who tossed six innings of shutout ball against the Mets in his first start of the season on April 29.

Reyes led off the opening frame with a triple that skipped past sliding left fielder Raul Ibanez and scored on a groundout by Justin Turner. Jason Bay and Murphy stroked consecutive two-out singles to put men on the corners, and a misplay by Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins on a ball hit by Angel Pagan allowed Bay to score. Thole and Ruben Tejada then hit back-to-back RBI singles.

All four runs in the second were scored after Worley retired the first two batters. Murphy and Pagan singled home a teammate, then both crossed the plate on Thole's double to right field.

With the help of a Reyes error, the Phillies were able to load the bases with one out in the third, but Niese limited the damage to an RBI single by Placido Polanco.

Reyes put the Mets up 9-1 with a two-out, RBI triple off Kyle Kendrick in the fifth.

New York reliever Taylor Buchholz yielded three runs in the eighth. Ibanez led off with his sixth home run of the month, a blast to the right-field seats. Ben Francisco followed with a single and scored on Dane Sardinha's two-out double. A run-scoring single by pinch-hitter Domonic Brown closed the gap to 9-4 then Jimmy Rollins kept the inning alive with a single off Pedro Beato. However, he was thrown out trying to turn it into a double, ending the rally.

Francisco added an RBI double with two outs in the ninth.

Game Notes

Reyes recorded his sixth straight multi-hit game...Worley had allowed three earned runs or less in each of his first five career major league starts...The Mets pounded out a season-high 17 hits, the most allowed by Philadelphia this year.








  • PHILADELPHIA: 5
    NEW YORK: 9
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    May 29 4:14 PM


  • Pinch-Hitter Domonic Brown single to right scored Dane Sardinha with two out. Runner on first and Jimmy Rollins due up.

    Phillies 4, Mets 9  Top 8, 2 OutsMay 29 3:44 PM


  • Dane Sardinha double to left center scored Ben Francisco with two out. Runner on second and J.C. Romero due up.

    Phillies 3, Mets 9  Top 8, 2 OutsMay 29 3:43 PM


  • Raul Ibanez lead-off Home Run (7) to right. Ben Francisco due up.

    Phillies 2, Mets 9  Top 8, 0 OutsMay 29 3:35 PM
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  • Jose Reyes triple to right scored Josh Thole with two out. Runner on third and Justin Turner due up.

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  • Placido Polanco single to left scored Dane Sardinha with one out. On the play, Wilson Valdez advances to second and Jimmy Rollins advances to third. Bases loaded with Raul Ibanez due up.

    Phillies 1, Mets 8  Top 3, 1 OutMay 29 2:11 PM


  • Josh Thole double to right scored Daniel Murphy and Angel Pagan with two out. On the play, Josh Thole thrown out rounding second, right to third to short to end the inning.

    Phillies 0, Mets 8  End 2May 29 2:02 PM


  • Angel Pagan single to right scored Jason Bay with two out. On the play, Daniel Murphy advances to third. Runners on first and third with Josh Thole due up.

    Phillies 0, Mets 6  Bot 2, 2 OutsMay 29 1:56 PM


  • Ruben Tejada single to center scored Angel Pagan with two out. On the play, Josh Thole advanced to second. Runners on first and second with Jon Niese due up.

    Phillies 0, Mets 4  Bot 1, 2 OutsMay 29 1:36 PM


  • Josh Thole single to right scored Daniel Murphy with two out. On the play, Angel Pagan advanced to second. Runners on first and second with Ruben Tejada due up.

    Phillies 0, Mets 3  Bot 1, 2 OutsMay 29 1:34 PM


  • Angel Pagan reached first on Jimmy Rollins's fielding error scoring Jason Bay with two out. On the play, Daniel Murphy advanced to second. Runners on first and second with two outs and Josh Thole due up.

    Phillies 0, Mets 2  Bot 1, 2 OutsMay 29 1:32 PM


  • Justin Turner ground out short to first scored Jose Reyes with one out. None on and Carlos Beltran due up.

    Phillies 0, Mets 1  Bot 1, 1 OutMay 29 1:25 PM


  • PHILADELPHIA: 0
    NEW YORK: 0
    Top 1, 0 Outs

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