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Mets can't hang on
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Phillies 8, Mets 7
Fernando Tatis connects on an RBI single in the first inning Tuesday. (Tom Mihalek/AP)
The Mets built an early seven-run lead on the strength of home runs from Damion Easley, who had four hits, and Fernando Tatis, but Pedro Martinez gave five runs back and the bullpen was unable to close the door in the opener vs. the Phils.
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Series at a glance:
NYM
NY Mets (73-60)
Lost 1
Philadelphia 8, NY Mets 7   PHI
Philadelphia (73-59)
Won 5
August 26, 2008
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NY Mets
2 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   7 14 0
Philadelphia
0 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1   8 19 1
Standings thru 8/26/08  |  Recap: NYM | PHI  |  Gameday  |  Mets stats  |  Phillies stats
NY Mets AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Reyes, SS 6 1 2 0 1 0 1 .304
Easley, 2B 5 3 4 2 1 0 0 .270
Wright, D, 3B 6 0 2 1 0 1 4 .294
Beltran, CF 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 .270
Delgado, 1B 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 .259
Tatis, LF 5 1 2 4 1 1 0 .300
Church, RF 6 0 0 0 0 1 4 .305
Castro, R, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .242
  1-Schneider, PR-C 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .255
Martinez, P, P 3 0 1 0 0 2 1 .156
  Stokes, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667
  a-Evans, N, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264
  b-Murphy, Dn, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
  Sanchez, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Feliciano, P, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Smith, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Ayala, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Reyes, Ar, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
  Heilman, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  d-Chavez, En, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270
  Schoeneweis, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 50 7 14 7 3 8 19  

a-Batted for Stokes in the 8th. b-Grounded out for Evans, N in the 8th. c-Grounded into a double play for Ayala in the 10th. d-Grounded out for Heilman in the 13th.
1-Ran for Castro, R in the 5th.

BATTING
3B: Reyes (16, Moyer), Easley (1, Condrey).
HR: Easley (6, 2nd inning off Moyer, 0 on, 2 out), Tatis (11, 3rd inning off Moyer, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Easley 9; Wright, D 2; Tatis 5; Reyes 4; Delgado; Beltran; Schneider; Martinez, P.
RBI: Easley 2 (39), Tatis 4 (43), Wright, D (100).
2-out RBI: Easley.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Castro, R 2.
GIDP: Delgado, Wright, D, Reyes, Ar.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Beltran (18, 3rd base off Moyer/Ruiz), Reyes 2 (43, 3rd base off Eyre, S/Ruiz, 2nd base off Durbin/Ruiz).

 
Philadelphia AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Rollins, SS 7 1 5 3 0 0 4 .268
Utley, 2B 4 1 1 0 2 2 3 .289
Burrell, LF 7 0 0 0 0 4 10 .261
Howard, 1B 6 1 1 2 1 2 4 .227
Victorino, CF 7 2 1 0 0 2 3 .289
Werth, RF 5 1 3 0 2 2 0 .271
Feliz, 3B 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 .258
  Eyre, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Durbin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
  b-Tracy, A, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Lidge, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  d-Bruntlett, PH-3B 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 .222
Ruiz, C-3B 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 .221
  Madson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  e-Hamels, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .266
  Romero, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Seanez, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  f-Myers, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .044
Moyer, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100
  a-Taguchi, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .202
  Condrey, P 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .333
  Dobbs, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .302
  c-Coste, PH-C 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 .284
Totals 55 8 19 8 6 16 32  

a-Struck out for Moyer in the 3rd. b-Flied out for Durbin in the 8th. c-Singled for Dobbs in the 8th. d-Doubled for Lidge in the 9th. e-Struck out for Madson in the 11th. f-Struck out for Seanez in the 13th.

BATTING
2B: Rollins (29, Martinez, P), Condrey (1, Martinez, P), Bruntlett (8, Ayala), Coste (16, Heilman).
3B: Victorino (7, Schoeneweis).
HR: Rollins (9, 5th inning off Martinez, P, 1 on, 0 out), Howard (35, 5th inning off Martinez, P, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Howard 4; Victorino 3; Condrey 2; Rollins 9; Ruiz; Werth 3; Utley; Coste 5; Bruntlett 3.
RBI: Feliz (51), Rollins 3 (47), Howard 2 (110), Bruntlett (14), Coste (34).
2-out RBI: Bruntlett.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Victorino 2; Burrell 4; Feliz; Ruiz; Howard; Rollins 2.
SF: Feliz.
Team RISP: 5-for-21.
Team LOB: 18.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rollins 3 (34, 3rd base off Martinez, P/Castro, R, 2nd base off Martinez, P/Castro, R, 2nd base off Smith, J/Schneider), Utley (11, 2nd base off Martinez, P/Castro, R), Victorino (29, 2nd base off Martinez, P/Castro, R), Werth (13, 2nd base off Martinez, P/Schneider).

FIELDING
E: Howard (15, missed catch).
Outfield assists: Werth (Wright, D at 2nd base).
DP: 3 (Rollins-Utley-Howard, Dobbs-Utley-Howard, Rollins-Howard).

 
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Martinez, P 5.0 7 5 5 2 8 2 5.22
Stokes (H, 1) 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 3.38
Sanchez (H, 21) 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 0 4.21
Feliciano, P (H, 17) 0.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.99
Smith, J (H, 14) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.03
Ayala (BS, 5) 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 5.46
Heilman 3.0 3 0 0 2 4 0 5.15
Schoeneweis (L, 2-3) 0.1 2 1 1 2 1 0 3.10
 
Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Moyer 3.0 9 6 6 0 3 2 3.81
Condrey 2.1 3 1 1 0 1 0 3.49
Eyre, S 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.76
Durbin 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1.95
Lidge 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.99
Madson 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.16
Romero, J 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.29
Seanez (W, 5-3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.38

Game Scores: Martinez, P 39, Moyer 20.
IBB: Utley (by Heilman), Werth (by Schoeneweis), Bruntlett (by Schoeneweis).
HBP: Delgado (by Moyer), Beltran (by Eyre, S), Utley (by Martinez, P).
Pitches-strikes: Martinez, P 110-69, Stokes 24-16, Sanchez 6-3, Feliciano, P 10-6, Smith, J 4-3, Ayala 13-10, Heilman 60-31, Schoeneweis 18-6, Moyer 72-48, Condrey 46-30, Eyre, S 23-14, Durbin 19-7, Lidge 14-10, Madson 27-16, Romero, J 22-12, Seanez 13-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Martinez, P 4-3, Stokes 1-2, Sanchez 0-1, Feliciano, P 0-0, Smith, J 0-1, Ayala 2-1, Heilman 1-1, Schoeneweis 0-0, Moyer 3-2, Condrey 4-3, Eyre, S 2-1, Durbin 2-0, Lidge 1-0, Madson 4-0, Romero, J 2-0, Seanez 1-1.
Batters faced: Martinez, P 25, Stokes 8, Sanchez 2, Feliciano, P 3, Smith, J 1, Ayala 5, Heilman 14, Schoeneweis 5, Moyer 19, Condrey 11, Eyre, S 5, Durbin 4, Lidge 3, Madson 6, Romero, J 4, Seanez 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Feliciano, P 1-1, Smith, J 2-0, Eyre, S 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Everitt. 1B: Mike DiMuro. 2B: Larry Vanover. 3B: Tim McClelland.
Weather: 78 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to CF.
T: 5:17.
Att: 45,204.
Venue: Citizens Bank Park.
August 26, 2008
August 26, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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