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Phils fall to second
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Mets 6, Phillies 3
Ryan Howard gets tangled up with Jose Reyes during a pickoff attempt. (Tom Mihalek/AP)
The Phillies led for most of the night on the strength of early homers by Ryan Howard and Jayson Werth, but they missed numerous scoring opportunities after that, and the Mets rallied off the bullpen in the eighth inning. The loss leaves the Phils a half-game back in the NL East.
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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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