Ryan Howard drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the 9th inning off Kyle Farsworth, as the Phillies beat the Mets 5-4 on Saturday night. >> Read the full boxscore and recap on SNY.tv
Need to Know: Farsnworth retired the first two batters in the ninth before allowing a walk to Jimmy Rollins and a single Chase Utley. Howard later singled to center, driving in Rollins.
The Mets had two runners with no outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, but failed to score. Chris Young, after getting to a three-ball count, sacrificed the runners over. The Phillies threw an intentional ball to Eric Campbell in his second major league at bat, then changed their mind and proceeded to strike him out. Pinch hitter Bobby Abreu grounded out to end the inning.
Dillon Gee threw six innings, allowing two earned runs in the first and one earned run in the second, but settled in and had only thrown 81 pitches before being removed.
Scott Rice allowed a run in the seventh, when Rollins hit an infield single, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on an Utley RBI double.
David Wright hit a two-run home run in the first inning. He went 3-5 on the night, but popped out to end the game with Daniel Murphy on second base after a walk and a stolen base.
The Mets added two runs in the sixth inning, on a Wright RBI double and a Campbell sacrifice fly.
What’s Next: The Mets and Phillies finish their series on Mother’s Day at 1:10 p.m.