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After taking 2 of 3 from the Arizona Diamondbacks over the weekend, the Phillies opened up a 4 game series against the New York Mets from Citi Field. Before the game, The Phillies made a roster move when they placed Casper Wells on 15-day DL w/ vision complications & Called up Pete Orr from Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The Pitching matchup was Cliff Lee vs. Mets Zack Wheeler. Ryne Sandberg made changes to the lineup, Roger Bernadina in center & leading off the game, Jimmy Rollins bats 2nd, Michael Young batting 3rd & at 1st base , Carlos Ruiz catching & bats 4th, Chase Utley back at 2nd, Darin Ruf in left & Mayberry in Right.
The Game 1st hit came from Mets Juan Lagares in the bottom of 1st inning with single to center. The Phillies 1st hit of game came from Michael Young with single to left in the 2nd inning. Cody Asche would also extend his hitting streak to 8 games with a base hit to center in the 2nd inning. The 1st runs of game came in the bottom of 2nd inning when Andrew Brown singles to center scoring Marlon Byrd for the early 1-0 lead. The Phillies would respond in the 4th inning when Cody Asche triples to right scoring Michael Young & Darin Ruf for a 2-1 lead, which was Asche 1st career triple. Cliff Lee would take over the rest of game in shutting down the Mets at one point of shutting the 9 Mets in a row. Lee would strikeout Jan Lagares to end the 8th inning as the Mets had runners on 1st & 2nd. Jonathan Papelbon came in and threw 11 pitches to end the game by getting Daniel Murphy to Fly out to Bernadina, Strike out Josh Satin & get Marlon Byrd to pop out to Utley. Phillies hold on for a 2-1 win & in the Process move ahead of the Mets for 3rd place in the NL East. This was the 1st time the Phillies have won back-to-back Cliff Lee starts in over two months (June 13-18)
Cliff Lee's Night against the Mets, 8 innings, 5 hits, 1 run, 7 Strikeouts on 121 Pitches, Mets Zack Wheeler went 6.2 innings, 5 hits, 2 runs, 7 strikeouts on 105 pitches
Fans Feedback during the Game:
1. Ashley on Twitter (@ashcannoy) “I love beating the Mets”
2. Kadel on Twitter (@ephkadel) “Pap with the closeout for King Lee! Phils WIN!
3. Megan on Twitter (@thischickmegan) “Phuck da Mets”
4. Doc on Twitter (@80Phillies08) “Bottom part of the Phillies order got it done tonight & Lee dominated like the Ace he is, great ball game”
5. Brooke Miller on Twitter (@Brookie425) “Clifton Phifer Lee with a much needed and well deserved win! Great outing Tonight”
WP: Cliff Lee (11-6)
LP: Zack Wheeler (6-3)
Time of game: 2:53
Attendance at Citi Field in New York 25,784