Wednesday, April 09, 2008
-Jimmy Rollins was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI. Jose Reyes was 1-for-5 with no runs scored and no RBIs or stolen bases. The performance from the Phillies and Mets leadoff hitters is a nice microcosm for the game and illustrate why the Phillies still have a slight edge on the Mets, even with Santana wearing a Mets uni: with the bright lights shining, J.Roll produced and Reyes didn't.
-Nice pitching performance from Jamie Moyer, scattering seven hits or walks over six innings of work.
-The Phillies bullpen bent but didn't break. They allowed three hits and a walk but no runs in the final three innings. The Mets bullpen imploded once Perez left the game, allowing five runs, five hits and three walks over the last three innings.
-Chase Utley got hit by his third pitch this season. Careful, Chase.
-Tonight Kyle Kendrick goes for the Phillies, hopefully improving on his shaky performance against the Reds, where he got the cheapest win imaginable, throwing just five innings and surrendering four runs in the process.
Mets - Phillies, Round 2, tonight at 7:10 in Queens.
Probably worth pointing out that he got his by his first and second, too. Add in the pegging from Carlos Delgado he received while running to second base, and Chase was quite the ball magnet today.