Walk Off Walk in Extras

In their second meeting, the Phillies and Mets played a game that was more like the games they have played in the past: close, back and fourth, down to the wire, down to the last pitch, and the Mets bullpen blowing the lead.

Chase Utley was out of the lineup after he was hit by a pitch in the foot on Friday, but Amaro said it was just a day off for Utley. Eric Bruntlett filled in for Utley, and Charlie Manuel mixed up his lineup, batting Shane Victorino lead off, Raul Ibanez second, Jayson Werth third and Jimmy Rollins fifth.

The Phillies scored early off Oliver Perez, who allowed four earned runs in 2.1 innings. Ibanez's sacrifice fly opened the scoring, and Rollins hit an RBI single.

On a couple sac flies and a home run by Daniel Murphy, the Mets inched back to make it 4-3.

The Mets would tie the game on Ramon Castro's home run and take the lead of Luis Castillo's RBI single.

Jamie Moyer pitched 5.2 innings allowing the 5 earned runs on 7 hits and 4 walks. He struck out 2.

In the bottom of the 6th, Ibanez hit a solo home run to tie the game at 5.

Ryan Madson got some help by his defense in the eighth inning. With two outs and runners on first and second, Carlos Beltran smacked a single to Jayson Werth. Werth fired home nailing Omir Santos at the plate with the help of a great tag by Carlos Ruiz, who was just activated from the disabled list.

Brad Lidge returned from injury and pitched a scoreless ninth inning.

The game went to extras and Sean Green pitched the 10th inning for the Mets. He loaded the bases, and with two outs, Shane Victorino worked a walk to force in a run and end the game.

The Phillies won 6-5.

Call of the day: Saturday's win was quite familiar to the Phillies first win of the 2008 season against the Washington Nationals. Saturday, Pedro Feliz hit an infield single to start the inning, and a walk of walk ended the game. Something very similar happened in 2008, but with two different players.

"Three and nothing. Ball four! Walked 'em! Phils win by a score
of 8-7 on a bases loaded walk to Jayson Werth. Not a dramatic way to
end the ball game, but the Phillies get their first win of the year on a bases
loaded walk to Jayson Werth. Jimmy Rollins got it going with an infield
single, and the Phillies are on the board for their first win of 2008 in 10
innings by a score of 8-7."

Phillies Note: Today's game has been postponed. No word on rescheduled date.


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