Instant Replay: Phillies 9, Mets 4

Instant Replay: Phillies 9, Mets 4
April 27, 2013, 4:00 pm
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NEW YORK -- Jonathan Pettibone had his first big-league hit and victory in helping the Phillies beat the New York Mets, 9-4, on Saturday afternoon.
 
The Phils have won two straight and are 11-14 on the season.
 
They are 4-1 against the Mets this season.
 
Starting pitching report
Pettibone, in his second big-league start, was not particularly sharp, but he got a lead and managed to get through five innings for the win. He allowed seven hits, three runs, walked two and struck out four. He needed 96 pitches to complete five innings. The 22-year-old right-hander was helped by a couple of double-play balls.

The Phillies are 7-3 in games started by Kyle Kendrick, John Lannan and Pettibone. They are 4-11 in games started by Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee.
 
Veteran right-hander Shaun Marcum allowed five hits and three runs in four innings in his first start of the season for the Mets.
 
Bullpen report
Raul Valdes followed Pettibone and pitched two scoreless innings. He did not allow a hit and struck out two. Chad Durbin pitched a scoreless eighth.
 
Lefty Robert Carson was tagged for five runs in the fifth. He allowed three extra-base hits, including two homers.
 
At the plate
The Phils scored three runs against Marcum in the third inning. Pettibone started the rally with a single. Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley followed with hits and Ryan Howard had a sacrifice fly.
 
Howard hit the ball hard all day. His hot smash by shortstop Ruben Tejada drove in the first of five Phillies’ runs in the fifth. The rally featured back-to-back homers by Domonic Brown and John Mayberry Jr. Brown’s was a three-run shot.
 
Rollins singled and doubled and scored two runs.

John Buck hit his eighth homer of the season for the Mets, a solo shot against Jeremy Horst in the ninth.
 
Health check
Ben Revere continues to nurse a sore left quad muscle. He is considered day to day, but could get another day off Sunday.
 
Decision time
Carlos Ruiz will come off the suspended list and is scheduled to start at catcher Sunday afternoon. The Phils will have to subtract either Erik Kratz or Humberto Quintero to make room for Ruiz. Take a look at the situation here.
 
Up next
Cole Hamels (0-3, 5.40) opposes lefty Jonathon Niese (2-1, 3.81) in the series finale Sunday afternoon.
 
The Phillies are winless in Hamels’ five starts.

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