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Division Lead Back to 3 Games

Six shut out innings by the bullpen, a diving catch by Jayson Werth and two homeruns by Chase Utley won the game for the Phillies and got their lead in the NL East back to 3 games over the Metropolitans.

It was a surprising effort from the bullpen as Scott Eyre, JC Romero, Jack Taschner, Chad Durbin, Ryan Madson and even Chan Ho Park shut down the Mets lineup in the extra inning victory. It was a risky play by Werth, who could have allowed the winning run to score if he hadn't made the catch on the ball batted by David Wright. It was clutch hitting by Utley, who, with his second homerun of the game, gave the Phillies an 11th inning lead that they would not let up. Huge win for the Phillies!

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Stats to ponder-

Jimmy Rollins in the lead off spot this season- 49 games, .208 avg (47-for-226), .244 OBP, 1 HR, 29 runs.
Jimmy Rollins batting any place else in the lineup this season- 7 games, .409 avg (9-for-22), .440 OBP, 3 HR, 6 runs.

Carlos Ruiz against the Mets this season- 5 games, 0-for-15, .118 OBP.
Carlos Ruiz against the rest of baseball this season- 29 games, 29-for-86 (.337 avg), .457 OBP.

Scott Eyre against the Washington Nationals this season- 6 games, 4 earned runs in 3 2/3 innings pitched (9.82 ERA).
Scott Eyre against the rest of baseball this year- 18 games, 0 earned runs in 10 innings pitched (0.00 ERA).

BallHype: hype it up!

Comments

Jay Floyd said…
Are these google ads on my page a prank? Is someone at google adsense a mets fan?

What the hell?!....
Amanda said…
Great game last night. Chase Utley, you are the man.

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