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Mets get one to crow about
Phils watch win get away
Jimmy Rollins' words and actions haunted him as the Phillies visited for the Mets' home opener. Rollins' error in the eighth inning allowed the tying run to score and opened the door for a seven-run frame for New York. Ryan Howard's first homer of the season had given Philadelphia the lead in the sixth inning. Chase Utley also homered in the loss.
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Mets 11, Phillies 5
Geoff Geary reacts after the Mets' Jose Valentin slides in with the winning run after a wild pitch. (Getty Images)
Series at a glance:
Late win in Shea opener
The Mets may have shrugged off the offseason comments of Jimmy Rollins, but they had reason to smile when they took advantage of a game-tying miscue by the Philly shortstop and turned it into a decisive seven-run eighth inning. David Wright and Moises Alou each drove in two in the frame; the go-ahead run scored on a wild pitch.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 09, 2007
Philadelphia (1-6)
Lost 3
NY Mets 11, Philadelphia 5   NYM
NY Mets (5-2)
Won 1
April 9, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0   5 7 2
NY Mets
0 0 0 2 1 0 1 7 X   11 12 0
Standings thru 4/9/07  |  Gameday  |  Phillies Stats  |  Mets Stats
Rollins, SS3100103.269
Victorino, RF4110020.286
Utley, 2B4112022.258
Howard, 1B4113122.222
Burrell, LF5020022.385
Ruiz, C4010023.318
Rowand, CF1000300.250
Nunez, 3B3000105.200
Hamels, P3110003.200
  Smith, P0000000.000
  Geary, P1000000.000
  Lieber, P0000000.000

HR: Utley (1, 5th inning off Maine, 0 on, 1 out), Howard (1, 6th inning off Burgos, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Victorino; Utley 4; Howard 4; Burrell 2; Ruiz; Hamels.
RBI: Utley 2 (3), Howard 3 (5).
2-out RBI: Howard 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Nunez 3; Burrell 2.
S: Victorino.
SF: Utley.
GIDP: Rollins.
Team LOB: 9.

SB: Victorino (2, 2nd base off Burgos/Lo Duca).

E: Howard (3, fielding), Rollins (1, fielding).
DP: (Rollins-Utley-Howard).
Pickoffs: Hamels (Beltran at 1st base).

Reyes, SS5211010.300
Lo Duca, C4210103.385
Beltran, CF2111210.320
Delgado, 1B3232100.267
Wright, 3B5112015.276
Alou, LF4022112.333
Green, RF3010111.370
  1-Chavez, PR-RF1100001.500
Valentin, 2B4112013.148
Maine, P2010012.200
  Burgos, P0000000.000
  Smith, P0000000.000
  a-Easley, PH1000000.000
  Feliciano, P0000000.000
  b-Franco, PH0100100.000
  Wagner, P0000000.000

a-Grounded out for Smith in the 7th. b-Walked for Feliciano in the 8th.
1-Ran for Green in the 8th.

2B: Wright (3, Lieber).
TB: Reyes; Lo Duca; Beltran; Delgado 3; Wright 2; Alou 2; Green; Valentin; Maine.
RBI: Valentin 2 (3), Delgado 2 (6), Reyes (8), Beltran (8), Wright 2 (3), Alou 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Valentin 2; Delgado; Wright 2; Alou 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lo Duca; Maine; Wright.
SF: Delgado; Beltran.
GIDP: Wright.
Team LOB: 8.

CS: Beltran (1, 2nd base by Hamels/Ruiz).
PO: Beltran (1st base by Hamels).

DP: (Valentin-Reyes-Delgado).

Hamels 6.06323701.38
Smith (H, 2)0.22111003.86
Geary (BS, 1)(L, 0-1)0.22522005.40
Lieber 0.222210027.00
Maine 4.25226411.54
Burgos 1.12330218.10
Smith 1.00000100.00
Feliciano (W, 1-0)1.00000100.00
Wagner 1.00000200.00

WP: Geary.
HBP: Rollins (by Burgos).
Pitches-strikes: Hamels 97-60, Smith 25-14, Geary 19-8, Lieber 16-10, Maine 104-60, Burgos 37-23, Smith 12-8, Feliciano 17-11, Wagner 14-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hamels 5-5, Smith 2-0, Geary 1-1, Lieber 1-1, Maine 6-5, Burgos 2-0, Smith 2-0, Feliciano 2-0, Wagner 1-0.
Batters faced: Hamels 26, Smith 5, Geary 7, Lieber 5, Maine 25, Burgos 7, Smith 3, Feliciano 3, Wagner 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Geary 2-0, Lieber 3-3, Burgos 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Bill Miller. 1B: Marvin Hudson. 2B: Ed Montague. 3B: Jerry Layne.
Weather: 44 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:19.
Att: 56,227.

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