Saturday, April 19, 2008

Reyes, Wright Continue To Punish Phils

For the second straight night the Mets bats out did the Phillies both early and late to score the second win in the weekend series. The ageless Jamie Moyer took the mound at Citizen's Bank Park against Oliver Perez on Saturday night and got into trouble early. In the first inning Jose Reyes and David Wright continued to punish the Phils and managed to score two runs early.
The Phillies bats however were ineffective against Perez until the seventh inning, but by then they were down 4 runs off the two run shot by Reyes.

The Phils managed to get a run on the board in the bottom of the seventh off a solo home run by Chase Utley. In the eighth, in what seems to be plaguing the team early in the season, the Phillies managed to get bases loaded with one out and only score one run, after Aaron Heilman came in to strike out Geoff Jenkins and Jason Werth.

Ryan Howard continues to struggle going 0-5 and tacking on 3 more strikeouts to his total for the season as he leads the league with 26. Jimmy Rollins came into pinch hit for the fourth time in his 10 game absence from the starting lineup and the effects of him missing from the lead off spot are starting to show. The Phils will try to salvage a win in this series Sunday night before they head to Colorado for a rematch of last years Wild Card Playoff series.

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