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Win is 'rally' sweet
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Mets 6, Phillies 3
Jose Reyes scores on Carlos Delgado's single in the first. (Tom Mihalek/AP)
Victims of a comeback on Tuesday, the Mets fed the Phillies a dose of their own medicine in the finale, scoring four runs in the eighth to regain the NL East lead. Carlos Delgado belted his 29th and 30th homers of the season, and Daniel Murphy's double plated the winning run.
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Series at a glance:
NYM
NY Mets (74-60)
Won 1
NY Mets 6, Philadelphia 3   PHI
Philadelphia (73-60)
Lost 1
August 27, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0   6 13 0
Philadelphia
2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 6 0
Standings thru 8/27/08  |  Recap: NYM | PHI  |  Gameday  |  Mets stats  |  Phillies stats
NY Mets AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Reyes, SS 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 .306
Castillo, L, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .257
Wright, D, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 .291
Delgado, 1B 4 2 3 3 1 0 0 .263
Beltran, CF 5 1 3 0 0 0 3 .273
Church, RF 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 .307
Murphy, Dn, LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .328
  Chavez, En, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270
Schneider, C 4 0 1 2 0 1 3 .254
Santana, J, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .131
  a-Evans, N, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .261
  Stokes, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667
  b-Easley, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .270
  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
Totals 37 6 13 6 3 6 18  

a-Struck out for Santana, J in the 7th. b-Grounded into a forceout for Stokes in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Murphy, Dn (3, Lidge).
HR: Delgado 2 (30, 6th inning off Kendrick, K, 0 on, 0 out; 8th inning off Seanez, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Church; Reyes 3; Delgado 9; Beltran 3; Castillo, L; Schneider; Murphy, Dn 2.
RBI: Delgado 3 (93), Murphy, Dn (13), Schneider 2 (31).
2-out RBI: Delgado 2; Murphy, Dn; Schneider 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Santana, J; Schneider; Beltran.
SAC: Castillo, L.
GIDP: Murphy, Dn.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Church (2, 2nd base off Kendrick, K/Coste), Beltran (19, 2nd base off Lidge/Coste).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Castillo, L-Reyes-Delgado 2).

 
Philadelphia AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Rollins, SS 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 .269
Utley, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .287
Burrell, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .261
  Seanez, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Lidge, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Carpenter, D, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Howard, 1B 2 1 1 2 2 0 0 .228
Victorino, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .286
Werth, RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 .271
Feliz, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .258
Coste, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .283
Kendrick, K, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .104
  Eyre, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Dobbs, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .300
  Taguchi, LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Totals 31 3 6 3 5 6 16  

a-Grounded into a double play for Eyre, S in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Burrell (30, Santana, J).
HR: Howard (36, 1st inning off Santana, J, 1 on, 2 out), Werth (18, 2nd inning off Santana, J, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Howard 4; Feliz; Rollins; Burrell 2; Werth 4; Coste.
RBI: Howard 2 (112), Werth (49).
2-out RBI: Howard 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Utley; Feliz; Burrell.
GIDP: Victorino, Dobbs.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rollins 2 (36, 2nd base off Santana, J/Schneider, 2nd base off Stokes/Schneider).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Victorino (Reyes at 1st base).
DP: 2 (Victorino-Howard, Howard-Rollins-Howard).

 
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Santana, J 6.0 5 3 3 3 6 2 2.70
Stokes (W, 1-0) 1.0 1 0 0 2 0 0 3.18
Feliciano, P (H, 18) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.94
Smith, J (H, 15) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.01
Ayala (S, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.37
 
Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kendrick, K 5.0 8 2 2 1 1 1 4.83
Eyre, S (H, 5) 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4.26
Seanez (BS, 1)(L, 5-4) 0.2 2 2 2 0 1 1 3.82
Lidge 0.1 2 2 2 1 0 0 2.30
Carpenter, D 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00

Kendrick, K pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

Game Scores: Santana, J 53, Kendrick, K 43.
IBB: Church (by Lidge), Delgado (by Carpenter, D), Utley (by Stokes).
Pitches-strikes: Santana, J 106-67, Stokes 18-8, Feliciano, P 12-7, Smith, J 1-1, Ayala 10-6, Kendrick, K 101-64, Eyre, S 18-14, Seanez 12-9, Lidge 12-6, Carpenter, D 19-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Santana, J 5-3, Stokes 2-0, Feliciano, P 1-1, Smith, J 1-0, Ayala 3-0, Kendrick, K 6-1, Eyre, S 1-0, Seanez 1-0, Lidge 1-0, Carpenter, D 1-1.
Batters faced: Santana, J 25, Stokes 5, Feliciano, P 2, Smith, J 1, Ayala 3, Kendrick, K 23, Eyre, S 5, Seanez 4, Lidge 4, Carpenter, D 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Eyre, S 1-0, Lidge 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Mike DiMuro. 1B: Larry Vanover. 2B: Tim McClelland. 3B: Mike Everitt.
Weather: 76 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, R to L.
T: 3:17.
Att: 45,138.
Venue: Citizens Bank Park.
August 27, 2008
August 27, 2008

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