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David Wright hit a two-run home run in his first at bat after returning from the disabled list. He was 2 for 5 on the night.
Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched six innings, during five of which he did not allow a run. However, he walked two batters and gave up two hits in the fourth inning, which, along with a throwing error by Eric Young Jr. and a botched run down, resulted in all four of the Phillies runs.
LaTroy Hawkins recorded the 99th save of his career pitching a 1-2-3 ninth inning, thanks to a terrific catch in center field by Juan Lagares.
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Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
Hamels struggles against the Mets. I don’t know why. It doesn’t seem to matter who is in New York’s lineup, they’re going to hit Hamels. It’s a beautiful thing…
In his first at bat in almost two months, Wright gave the second pitch he saw a ride over the right-field wall. It was classic Wright, opposite field off a high-and-away fastball, giving him 17 home runs on the season.
The play in the fourth inning was sloppy. The ball was scorched down the third base line by Ruf, it bounced weird off the wall and back in toward left field, forcing Young to make an awkward turn, scoop and throw, during which two runs scored. The ball bounced a few times before getting to second base, then dribbled by Murphy, allowing another run to score.
W.B. Mason Post Game Extra
The Mets continue their three-game series with the Phillies tomorrow in Philadelphia, with Dillon Gee (11-10, 3.47 ERA) facing Tyler Cloyd (2-5, 5.06 ERA) at 7:05 pm ET.